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Alan Swank
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   Posted: 3/10/2020 5:33:42 PM 
Athens City Schools closed until March 30.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/10/2020 6:32:39 PM 
I really don't understand all the panic. Unless you send people home and basically have everyone quarantine themselves for a month. What are you really accomplishing? Unless you believe this is going to be like the flu and disappear or get cut way back when the weather turns warm i think you are just delaying this.

To me you would be better off waiting and doing this when you had this in your area and then shut down an entire area for like 21 days.


Yes we have people who have certain conditions that we need to take special precautions with now but otherwise i think we have the tail wagging the dog.
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   Posted: 3/10/2020 6:38:06 PM 
https://www.thepostathens.com/article/2020/03/coronavirus...
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/10/2020 6:39:35 PM 
SVAC83 wrote:
I really don't understand all the panic. Unless you send people home and basically have everyone quarantine themselves for a month. What are you really accomplishing? Unless you believe this is going to be like the flu and disappear or get cut way back when the weather turns warm i think you are just delaying this.

To me you would be better off waiting and doing this when you had this in your area and then shut down an entire area for like 21 days.


Yes we have people who have certain conditions that we need to take special precautions with now but otherwise i think we have the tail wagging the dog.


My understanding (and I'm hardly a public health expert, so who knows?) is that the real cause of a high level of deaths would be less about the virus itself, and more about the healthcare system's inability to handle a huge influx of infected people simultaneously. For most (non-high risk people) this is a treatable disease, but the results would be worse in an overwhelmed healthcare system where the people who most need treatment can't get it.

So from a strategic standpoint, the objective is really just to level out the growth curve, not to eradicate it altogether. It doesn't have to be zero sum, but a reduction in large gatherings, closing schools, etc can help level that curve even if there are still plenty of other places people can come in contact with the virus.
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   Posted: 3/10/2020 6:41:03 PM 
There it is....Closed to the general public per official MAC release

Last Edited: 3/10/2020 6:41:17 PM by OUs LONG Driver

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   Posted: 3/10/2020 6:41:39 PM 
What the Ivy League should have done.
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   Posted: 3/10/2020 6:49:21 PM 
So basically, every game is going to be like an 8AM AAU third place game.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/10/2020 6:52:44 PM 
shabamon wrote:
So basically, every game is going to be like an 8AM AAU third place game.


Or like 30% of MAC regular season home games.
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   Posted: 3/10/2020 7:23:59 PM 
How quickly can someone get a media credential?

https://www.cleveland.com/sports/2020/03/mid-american-con...

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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/10/2020 7:59:46 PM 
Bobcat Love's Sense of Shame wrote:
shabamon wrote:
So basically, every game is going to be like an 8AM AAU third place game.


Or like 30% of MAC regular season home games.


Or like a midweek MACtion football game.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/10/2020 8:24:04 PM 
The people who think this is an overreaction are not epidemiologists or public health officials. Hospitals is northern Italy are at 200% capacity right now and growing, with every available medical professional suddenly forced to be a pulmonary specialist. More than 9,000 confirmed cases and 600+ deaths. Now the whole country of 60 million is effectively on lockdown. That is what this virus does when running unchecked for weeks or months in a western democracy. Given the lack of testing, protocols and clear advice in this country, we could already be sitting on just such a tsunami of cases. Reducing public interaction and large gatherings is epidemic control 101. If this acts like a raging inferno a lot of people will die. If it’s a more controlled burn a lot of lives will be saved. It’s pretty simple. It sucks, and the world won’t end regardless of what happens, but this is not being done out of paranoia or based on conspiracy. They’re trying to control the spread to prepare for what is likely to be a large uptick in cases.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/10/2020 8:45:23 PM 
As Sonny Randall would say’”All this is a simple over reaction”. ‘Nuff said.
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   Posted: 3/10/2020 9:05:42 PM 
It will be interesting to see if the NCAA makes the same decision regarding the 1st two rounds of the Tournament in Cleveland the following week.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/10/2020 9:29:18 PM 
Mark Lembright '85 wrote:
It will be interesting to see if the NCAA makes the same decision regarding the 1st two rounds of the Tournament in Cleveland the following week.


The NCAA brass who were on CBS over the weekend tried to make a distinction for their tournament because only the play-in games are on a college campus (Dayton). I guess the theory is that college campuses have more international students who may have traveled overseas to a Covid-19 infected country, so off-campus sites would be less likely to be infected. Doesn't make a lot sense, given that none of the victims in the Washington State nursing homes had been overseas or apparently near someone who had been. Of course, they might change their tune in the next few days.


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allen
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/10/2020 9:54:42 PM 
It seems like the elected officials in Cleveland and the governor Dewine are trying to discourage large gatherings. I think that if they allows the Cavs games to proceed, they would have to let the tournament games proceed. Both Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden cancelled their rallies that were scheduled for today in Cleveland.

Last Edited: 3/10/2020 11:55:24 PM by allen


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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/10/2020 11:35:07 PM 
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The people who think this is an overreaction are not epidemiologists or public health officials. Hospitals is northern Italy are at 200% capacity right now and growing, with every available medical professional suddenly forced to be a pulmonary specialist. More than 9,000 confirmed cases and 600+ deaths. Now the whole country of 60 million is effectively on lockdown. That is what this virus does when running unchecked for weeks or months in a western democracy. Given the lack of testing, protocols and clear advice in this country, we could already be sitting on just such a tsunami of cases. Reducing public interaction and large gatherings is epidemic control 101. If this acts like a raging inferno a lot of people will die. If it’s a more controlled burn a lot of lives will be saved. It’s pretty simple. It sucks, and the world won’t end regardless of what happens, but this is not being done out of paranoia or based on conspiracy. They’re trying to control the spread to prepare for what is likely to be a large uptick in cases.


Yes. Y'all being irresponsible and ignorant. If the worst that happens is you don't get to watch a basketball game in person, that's a good result.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/11/2020 12:35:10 AM 
Call me when the election is over....WHOOPS, I mean, what I had meant to say was...umm...when COVID-19 aka the BLACK DEATH OF HORROR is over. Yeah that's what I meant. Freudian slip.

Cancel everything everywhere and lock yourselves in your basements folks. It's flu season after all and you have a 0.03% chance of getting the sniffles.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/11/2020 12:39:16 AM 
GraffZ06 wrote:
Call me when the election is over....WHOOPS, I mean, what I had meant to say was...umm...when COVID-19 aka the BLACK DEATH OF HORROR is over. Yeah that's what I meant. Freudian slip.

Cancel everything everywhere and lock yourselves in your basements folks. It's flu season after all and you have a 0.03% chance of getting the sniffles.


Aggressive stupidity.


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   Posted: 3/11/2020 12:57:06 AM 
Ted Thompson wrote:
OHSAA now family only. What am I missing about all of this?


As someone on the front lines so to speak, this is all coming down from the governors office. Remember two weeks ago he bagged the Arnold exposition, before any known cases in Ohio, and only a handful (less than 10) in the US. Organizations and schools have had very little choice in this matter when the governor calls a state of emergency and then strongly suggest that events be family only, what do you do?

As for Universities closing in person classes that’s just silly, the governor again is behind this. Dining halls and dorms will be open not to mention local establishments. These kids will be way more in contact on campus without in person classes than they ever were going to be sitting in Bentley Hall.
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   Posted: 3/11/2020 12:57:45 AM 
SVAC83 wrote:
I really don't understand all the panic. Unless you send people home and basically have everyone quarantine themselves for a month. What are you really accomplishing? Unless you believe this is going to be like the flu and disappear or get cut way back when the weather turns warm i think you are just delaying this.

To me you would be better off waiting and doing this when you had this in your area and then shut down an entire area for like 21 days.


Yes we have people who have certain conditions that we need to take special precautions with now but otherwise i think we have the tail wagging the dog.


BINGO
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/11/2020 12:58:23 AM 
JSF wrote:
GraffZ06 wrote:
Call me when the election is over....WHOOPS, I mean, what I had meant to say was...umm...when COVID-19 aka the BLACK DEATH OF HORROR is over. Yeah that's what I meant. Freudian slip.

Cancel everything everywhere and lock yourselves in your basements folks. It's flu season after all and you have a 0.03% chance of getting the sniffles.


Aggressive stupidity.


Coming from you, I'll take that as a compliment.

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   Posted: 3/11/2020 12:59:38 AM 
Mark Lembright '85 wrote:
It will be interesting to see if the NCAA makes the same decision regarding the 1st two rounds of the Tournament in Cleveland the following week.


At this point, if it was this weekend the NCAA would have the same choice the MaC had. None.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/11/2020 12:59:49 AM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
Ted Thompson wrote:
OHSAA now family only. What am I missing about all of this?


As someone on the front lines so to speak, this is all coming down from the governors office. Remember two weeks ago he bagged the Arnold exposition, before any known cases in Ohio, and only a handful (less than 10) in the US. Organizations and schools have had very little choice in this matter when the governor calls a state of emergency and then strongly suggest that events be family only, what do you do?

As for Universities closing in person classes that’s just silly, the governor again is behind this. Dining halls and dorms will be open not to mention local establishments. These kids will be way more in contact on campus without in person classes than they ever were going to be sitting in Bentley Hall.


Bingo. DeWine fueling the paranoia fire. It's also CYA time to try and avoid legal and financial ramifications from prematurely cancelling the Arnold Classic last weekend. He's an idiot.

Last Edited: 3/11/2020 1:03:16 AM by GraffZ06

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   Posted: 3/11/2020 4:00:34 AM 
When did real life become an episode of First Take?

Nobody cares what any of you think.

Last Edited: 3/11/2020 4:01:00 AM by .

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   Posted: 3/11/2020 6:19:03 AM 
To me this is a perfect example of "over hyping" when it comes to Coronavirus.

New Jersey just reported its first death from Coronavirus.

I work with the town where the man lived.

I was at a meeting there last night.

Yes,he tested positive for Corona.

But,he had emphysema,hypertension,diabetes,and cardiac problems.
His cause of death was a heart attack.(he survived one Monday,then had a second).

Yes,he tested positive,but its a stretch to say Coronavirus was the cause of death.

Last Edited: 3/11/2020 7:26:57 AM by rpbobcat

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