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Re: Silver linings

Postby mrydel » Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:58 pm

I found it humorous yesterday to read there were no reported cases in North Korea.
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Re: Silver linings

Postby One Trick Pony » Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:05 pm

mrydel wrote:I found it humorous yesterday to read there were no reported cases in North Korea.
Well they put to death the one guy that had it that went to the gym.

1 UTA student has tested positive so they're gonna shut that place down. Then they can go to cinemark 1/2 full theater restriction and have someone sneeze on their hot dog in the concession.
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Re: Silver linings

Postby Roach » Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:09 pm

mr. pony wrote:So avoid crowds.

The rest of the USA should not have SHUT DOWN, trashing our economy and making this much worse than it needed to be.
That’s what he meant by “overblown hysteria.”

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It's not the USA that has shut down. Speaking strictly from a sports perspective, leagues around the world have shut down.

I miss watching sports, but this is far more important.
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Re: Silver linings

Postby SoCal_Pony » Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:57 pm

mr. pony wrote:
SoCal_Pony wrote:Over the past 10 years, the US has averaged some 40,000 deaths per year and 550,000 hospitalizations due the flu.

The CDC is currently projecting there will be 200,000 to 1,700,000 deaths and between 2,400,000 to 24,000,000 hospitalizations due to Coronavirus.

So this is not a typical flu.

If we do nothing, we run a much greater risk of having our hospitals overwhelmed and our death rates much higher.

Interesting fact. Russia, one of China’s few Allies who also shares the longest border with them, was the 1st country to completely stop travel to and from China. As of today, Russia, a country of 150 million, has 47 cases of Coronavirus. Halfway around the world from Ground Zero, the US has 2,500 cases. Eventually, Russia will probably get rates similar to the US, but by taking preventive measures now, they are in a much better position to manage it.


Nobody is suggesting doing nothing.
Just - get a grip.


Telling people to ‘get a grip’ and then expecting people to do so is a laughable line of defense. That’s not how humans operate.

Limiting travel, limiting gatherings of large masses people is much more practical.

In South Korea, there are now over 8,000 cases and 70 deaths due to Coronavirus. Health officials there believe one in five of the people infected by the coronavirus can be linked to 1 person, that 61-year old woman who attended church in Daegu.
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Re: Silver linings

Postby One Trick Pony » Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:59 pm

SoCal_Pony wrote:
mr. pony wrote:
SoCal_Pony wrote:Over the past 10 years, the US has averaged some 40,000 deaths per year and 550,000 hospitalizations due the flu.

The CDC is currently projecting there will be 200,000 to 1,700,000 deaths and between 2,400,000 to 24,000,000 hospitalizations due to Coronavirus.

So this is not a typical flu.

If we do nothing, we run a much greater risk of having our hospitals overwhelmed and our death rates much higher.

Interesting fact. Russia, one of China’s few Allies who also shares the longest border with them, was the 1st country to completely stop travel to and from China. As of today, Russia, a country of 150 million, has 47 cases of Coronavirus. Halfway around the world from Ground Zero, the US has 2,500 cases. Eventually, Russia will probably get rates similar to the US, but by taking preventive measures now, they are in a much better position to manage it.


Nobody is suggesting doing nothing.
Just - get a grip.


Telling people to ‘get a grip’ and then expecting people to do so is a laughable line of defense. That’s not how humans operate.

Limiting travel, limiting gatherings of large masses people is much more practical.

In South Korea, there are now over 8,000 cases and 70 deaths due to Coronavirus. Health officials there believe one in five of the people infected by the coronavirus can be linked to 1 person, that 61-year old woman who attended church in Daegu.
This is a respiratory spread virus with efficient community spread and as such it’s not containable. It is not as if the containment failed, it was never going to be successful.”
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Re: Silver linings

Postby ponyboy » Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:12 pm

None of this really sounds like a silver lining to me.
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Re: Silver linings

Postby SoCal_Pony » Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:47 pm

One Trick Pony wrote:
SoCal_Pony wrote:In South Korea, there are now over 8,000 cases and 70 deaths due to Coronavirus. Health officials there believe one in five of the people infected by the coronavirus can be linked to 1 person, that 61-year old woman who attended church in Daegu.
This is a respiratory spread virus with efficient community spread and as such it’s not containable. It is not as if the containment failed, it was never going to be successful.”


I don’t think anyone is disputing that fact OTP, that’s why many are projecting 50% - 70% of the world’s population will be infected.

These steps are done in an attempt to best manage it.

Telling people to ‘get a grip’, or that this is only ‘overblown hysteria’.....can you possibly imagine the response in America if millions and millions of its people required hospital care? We are talking Martial Law in a highly charged political environment where 30% of Americans despise 30% of other Americans and vice versa, all within an environment where there are more guns than people.
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Re: Silver linings

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Re: Silver linings

Postby RedRiverPony » Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:59 pm

That's a real question, OTP. Not for you and me, but for people who rely on sports for their living. Broadcasters, sports writers, etc., are the first who come to mind, but the folks who sell concessions, work the parking lots, etc... in some cities, the teams and owners have offered to cover their lost income, but in many plases, that's not the case. Those people 's lives are hugely affected by the shutdown of sports.
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Re: Silver linings

Postby SMU Pom Mom » Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:58 pm

RedRiverPony wrote:That's a real question, OTP. Not for you and me, but for people who rely on sports for their living. Broadcasters, sports writers, etc., are the first who come to mind, but the folks who sell concessions, work the parking lots, etc... in some cities, the teams and owners have offered to cover their lost income, but in many plases, that's not the case. Those people 's lives are hugely affected by the shutdown of sports.

I have a client who works at the T-Mobile Arena who was laid off this week. I have another who works in the convention business, also laid off. We are going to be hit hard here in Las Vegas.
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Re: Silver linings

Postby Ikus » Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:29 pm

I read somewhere that Vegas could be harder hit than almost any other city, because so many work in entertainment, food service, hotels, bars, etc.

Best to you and yours, SMU Pom Mom. Here's hoping we all get through this.
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Re: Silver linings

Postby mr. pony » Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:29 am

SoCal_Pony wrote:
One Trick Pony wrote:
SoCal_Pony wrote:In South Korea, there are now over 8,000 cases and 70 deaths due to Coronavirus. Health officials there believe one in five of the people infected by the coronavirus can be linked to 1 person, that 61-year old woman who attended church in Daegu.
This is a respiratory spread virus with efficient community spread and as such it’s not containable. It is not as if the containment failed, it was never going to be successful.”


I don’t think anyone is disputing that fact OTP, that’s why many are projecting 50% - 70% of the world’s population will be infected.

These steps are done in an attempt to best manage it.

Telling people to ‘get a grip’, or that this is only ‘overblown hysteria’.....can you possibly imagine the response in America if millions and millions of its people required hospital care? We are talking Martial Law in a highly charged political environment where 30% of Americans despise 30% of other Americans and vice versa, all within an environment where there are more guns than people.


So you’re good with CLOSING Mt. f’ing Everest?
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Re: Silver linings

Postby mr. pony » Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:31 am

Ikus wrote:I read somewhere that Vegas could be harder hit than almost any other city, because so many work in entertainment, food service, hotels, bars, etc.

Best to you and yours, SMU Pom Mom. Here's hoping we all get through this.


Las Vegas mayor recently said the overblown media coverage of Wuhan virus is killing her city.
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Re: Silver linings

Postby SoCal_Pony » Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:35 am

mr. pony wrote:So you’re good with CLOSING Mt. f’ing Everest?
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Nepal's government announced that it would cancel all climbing permits from 14 March until 30 April. It also advised foreigners who were unable to avoid coming to Nepal from 14 March to stay in quarantine for 14 days. China had already cancelled expeditions from the northern, Chinese-controlled, side of the mountain.

As SNEWS reported yesterday, the decision to close Everest largely concerns the nature of the virus itself, which affects respiratory function in affected individuals. In a low-oxygen environment like Everest, respiratory impairment would prove doubly dangerous. The communal nature of Everest base camps, where climbers live in close quarters, also played a part in China and Nepal's decision to close the mountain.

"This is disappointing news for both our expedition leaders and our clients who have trained for months for this year's climb," said Lukas Furtenbach, the Founder and CEO of a guided expedition company. "We understand the dire consequences a Covid-19 outbreak at base camp would have. Sadly, we have to agree that this is a responsible call to make right now."

Adrian Ballinger, head of the group Alpenglow Expeditions - "Today, China announced the closure of Mt. Everest for the spring season, "While I am saddened for all the hard work our members, guides, Sherpa, local staff, partners and office have put in, and that they and we won't get to test ourselves on the highest playground in the world this year, I am in agreement with China's decision,"
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Re: Silver linings

Postby HorsePower » Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:21 pm

This thread started with a reference to silver linings, presumably to the SMU basketball program.

Will this affect how many players bolt for the draft? Kendric Davis supposedly wants to explore the draft, but my guess is that players who aren't assured of being a first-round pick might back out. Being a student means health insurance, but players who bounce around between the G League and Europe and unemployment could face times with no health insurance. In the current climate, that's a scary thought.
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