COVID19 season cancellations

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dawn patrol
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Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health professor Marc Lipsitch told the Wall Street Journal this week that “it is likely we’ll see a global pandemic” of the coronavirus with up to 70 percent of people infected worldwide.


If College Presidents use this type of information we'll see restrictions on attendance at best. I think many will suspend for month and re evaluate at the end of that period.


The NCAA decision on the Division I Basketball Tourney could be the watershed moment for what happens the rest of the way.

TopShelf585
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NCAA just released a statement regarding Ivy League B-ball Tournament being cancelled restating that it was the member schools decision.

“As we have stated, we will make decisions on our events based on the best, most current public health guidance available. Neither the NCAA COVID-19 advisory panel, made up of leading public health and infectious disease experts in America, nor the CDC or local health officials have advised against holding sporting events. In the event circumstances change, we will make decisions accordingly.”

https://247sports.com/Article/Coronavir ... 44836687//

Laxaholic123
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I heard Tufts is suspending their season, anyone else hear anything?

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Matnum PI wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:28 pm
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This is so terribly disappointing.

Not sure what the endgame is here. I guess we'll all just sit at home indefinitely, then, watching the news.

2laxers
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SLU cancelled spring break travel and suspended season until 4/13.

All University-sponsored Spring Break travel, including international, domestic, and athletics trips, has been canceled.
Both on- and off-campus athletic competitions are suspended until Monday, April 13.

Heard RPI may have well, but have not seen anything to back it up.

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for what it's worth, and i understand that pieces are moving as we type but... Lots of D3 games were played today.
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Whit31
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Someone explain this to me:
March Madness is alive and well yet my state, Connecticut, cancels high school winter sports championships- despite kids still going to school every day? Really? Think UConn has canceled anything? Hell, no. The hypocrisy here is incredible. There’s no rhyme or reason and certainly no consistency. Money drives the big schools- I get it- but why so over the top with high schools and smaller colleges? Where’s the NCAA? Supposed “leadership” from some big-time liberal schools yet virtually nothing from the NCAA or big schools (except Harvard). I have skin in this game as my kid is a senior at a Centennial Conf school that is caving. Senior year and the rug about to be pulled out from him. Sucks big-time. I’m sad for him, sad for his teammates and coaches and impacted families. The journey, as some have put it, is about to end....prematurely. Money wins, kids lose. Politicians and “leaders” pretend to be heroes. Ugh.....

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Whit31 wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:52 am
Someone explain this to me:
March Madness is alive and well yet my state, Connecticut, cancels high school winter sports championships- despite kids still going to school every day? Really? Think UConn has canceled anything? Hell, no. The hypocrisy here is incredible. There’s no rhyme or reason and certainly no consistency. Money drives the big schools- I get it- but why so over the top with high schools and smaller colleges? Where’s the NCAA? Supposed “leadership” from some big-time liberal schools yet virtually nothing from the NCAA or big schools (except Harvard). I have skin in this game as my kid is a senior at a Centennial Conf school that is caving. Senior year and the rug about to be pulled out from him. Sucks big-time. I’m sad for him, sad for his teammates and coaches and impacted families. The journey, as some have put it, is about to end....prematurely. Money wins, kids lose. Politicians and “leaders” pretend to be heroes. Ugh.....
A lot of larger and major universities are starting to suspend in-person classes as well. I understand the frustration - this sucks for your son, certainly - but I don't think I would use the word hypocrisy. This is a quickly developing situation; my guess is that we will hear more and more school closings as the week goes on.


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This message was sent to me. I found it to be an intriguing perspective.

"I'm a doctor and an Infectious Diseases Specialist. I've been at this for more than 20 years seeing sick patients on a daily basis. I have worked in inner city hospitals and in the poorest slums of Africa. HIV-AIDS, Hepatitis,TB, SARS, Measles, Shingles, Whooping cough, Diphtheria...there is little I haven't been exposed to in my profession. And with notable exception of SARS, very little has left me feeling vulnerable, overwhelmed or downright scared.

I am not scared of Covid-19. I am concerned about the implications of a novel infectious agent that has spread the world over and continues to find new footholds in different soil. I am rightly concerned for the welfare of those who are elderly, in frail health or disenfranchised who stand to suffer mostly, and disproportionately, at the hands of this new scourge. But I am not scared of Covid-19.

What I am scared about is the loss of reason and wave of fear that has induced the masses of society into a spellbinding spiral of panic, stockpiling obscene quantities of anything that could fill a bomb shelter adequately in a post-apocalyptic world. I am scared of the N95 masks that are stolen from hospitals and urgent care clinics where they are actually needed for front line healthcare providers and instead are being donned in airports, malls, and coffee lounges, perpetuating even more fear and suspicion of others. I am scared that our hospitals will be overwhelmed with anyone who thinks they " probably don't have it but may as well get checked out no matter what because you just never know..." and those with heart failure, emphysema, pneumonia and strokes will pay the price for overfilled ER waiting rooms with only so many doctors and nurses to assess.

I am scared that travel restrictions will become so far reaching that weddings will be canceled, graduations missed and family reunions will not materialize. And well, even that big party called the Olympic Games...that could be kyboshed too. Can you even
imagine?

I'm scared those same epidemic fears will limit trade, harm partnerships in multiple sectors, business and otherwise and ultimately culminate in a global recession.

But mostly, I'm scared about what message we are telling our kids when faced with a threat. Instead of reason, rationality, openmindedness and altruism, we are telling them to panic, be fearful, suspicious, reactionary and self-interested.

Covid-19 is nowhere near over. It will be coming to a city, a hospital, a friend, even a family member near you at some point. Expect it. Stop waiting to be surprised further. The fact is the virus itself will not likely do much harm when it arrives. But our own behaviors and "fight for yourself above all else" attitude could prove disastrous.

I implore you all. Temper fear with reason, panic with patience and uncertainty with education. We have an opportunity to learn a great deal about health hygiene and limiting the spread of innumerable transmissible diseases in our society. Let's meet this challenge together in the best spirit of compassion for others, patience, and above all, an unfailing effort to seek truth, facts and knowledge as opposed to conjecture, speculation and catastrophizing.

Facts not fear. Clean hands. Open hearts.
Our children will thank us for it."

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formerD3coach wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:05 am
This message was sent to me. I found it to be an intriguing perspective.

"I'm a doctor and an Infectious Diseases Specialist. I've been at this for more than 20 years seeing sick patients on a daily basis. I have worked in inner city hospitals and in the poorest slums of Africa. HIV-AIDS, Hepatitis,TB, SARS, Measles, Shingles, Whooping cough, Diphtheria...there is little I haven't been exposed to in my profession. And with notable exception of SARS, very little has left me feeling vulnerable, overwhelmed or downright scared.

I am not scared of Covid-19. I am concerned about the implications of a novel infectious agent that has spread the world over and continues to find new footholds in different soil. I am rightly concerned for the welfare of those who are elderly, in frail health or disenfranchised who stand to suffer mostly, and disproportionately, at the hands of this new scourge. But I am not scared of Covid-19.

What I am scared about is the loss of reason and wave of fear that has induced the masses of society into a spellbinding spiral of panic, stockpiling obscene quantities of anything that could fill a bomb shelter adequately in a post-apocalyptic world. I am scared of the N95 masks that are stolen from hospitals and urgent care clinics where they are actually needed for front line healthcare providers and instead are being donned in airports, malls, and coffee lounges, perpetuating even more fear and suspicion of others. I am scared that our hospitals will be overwhelmed with anyone who thinks they " probably don't have it but may as well get checked out no matter what because you just never know..." and those with heart failure, emphysema, pneumonia and strokes will pay the price for overfilled ER waiting rooms with only so many doctors and nurses to assess.

I am scared that travel restrictions will become so far reaching that weddings will be canceled, graduations missed and family reunions will not materialize. And well, even that big party called the Olympic Games...that could be kyboshed too. Can you even
imagine?

I'm scared those same epidemic fears will limit trade, harm partnerships in multiple sectors, business and otherwise and ultimately culminate in a global recession.

But mostly, I'm scared about what message we are telling our kids when faced with a threat. Instead of reason, rationality, openmindedness and altruism, we are telling them to panic, be fearful, suspicious, reactionary and self-interested.

Covid-19 is nowhere near over. It will be coming to a city, a hospital, a friend, even a family member near you at some point. Expect it. Stop waiting to be surprised further. The fact is the virus itself will not likely do much harm when it arrives. But our own behaviors and "fight for yourself above all else" attitude could prove disastrous.

I implore you all. Temper fear with reason, panic with patience and uncertainty with education. We have an opportunity to learn a great deal about health hygiene and limiting the spread of innumerable transmissible diseases in our society. Let's meet this challenge together in the best spirit of compassion for others, patience, and above all, an unfailing effort to seek truth, facts and knowledge as opposed to conjecture, speculation and catastrophizing.

Facts not fear. Clean hands. Open hearts.
Our children will thank us for it."
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TakesNotice
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Well said. Thank you.

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"When the influenza epidemic of 1918 infected a quarter of the U.S. population, killing tens of millions of people, seemingly small choices made the difference between life and death.

As the disease was spreading, Wilmer Krusen, Philadelphia’s health commissioner, allowed a huge parade to take place on September 28; some 200,000 people marched. In the following days and weeks, the bodies piled up in the city’s morgues. By the end of the season, 12,000 residents had died.

In St. Louis, a public-health commissioner named Max Starkloff decided to shut the city down. Ignoring the objections of influential businessmen, he closed the city’s schools, bars, cinemas, and sporting events. Thanks to his bold and unpopular actions, the per capita fatality rate in St. Louis was half that of Philadelphia. (In total, roughly 1,700 people died from influenza in St Louis.)

In the coming days, thousands of people across the country will face the choice between becoming a Wilmer Krusen or a Max Starkloff."

TakesNotice
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....or perhaps becoming someone in between those two?


So many anecdotal responses at so many novice and expert levels....I’ll run with common sense at this point.

smoova
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TakesNotice wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:02 pm
...I’ll run with common sense at this point.
Is that like a "hunch"?

ICGrad
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TakesNotice wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:02 pm
....or perhaps becoming someone in between those two?


So many anecdotal responses at so many novice and expert levels....I’ll run with common sense at this point.
The problem is, common sense really only applies to common scenarios. This ain't that.

Nosey Ned
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SixBySix wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:33 am
"When the influenza epidemic of 1918 infected a quarter of the U.S. population, killing tens of millions of people, seemingly small choices made the difference between life and death.

As the disease was spreading, Wilmer Krusen, Philadelphia’s health commissioner, allowed a huge parade to take place on September 28; some 200,000 people marched. In the following days and weeks, the bodies piled up in the city’s morgues. By the end of the season, 12,000 residents had died.

In St. Louis, a public-health commissioner named Max Starkloff decided to shut the city down. Ignoring the objections of influential businessmen, he closed the city’s schools, bars, cinemas, and sporting events. Thanks to his bold and unpopular actions, the per capita fatality rate in St. Louis was half that of Philadelphia. (In total, roughly 1,700 people died from influenza in St Louis.)

In the coming days, thousands of people across the country will face the choice between becoming a Wilmer Krusen or a Max Starkloff."
Let's not feed the panic with incorrect comparisons simply to support our personal views. The COVID19 is NOT the Spanish Flu - have a read.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/09/heal ... s-how.html

I'm not siding with the "cancel" crowd or the "play" crowd - I'm simply saying lets not propagate a false narrative.

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Laxdds wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:25 am
The over reaction and hysteria surrounding this virus (flu virus nothing more) is crazy. If you have COPD, CHD, severe asthma, over 70, etc., you are at risk. Otherwise according to all I have read you may not even know you were exposed. I remember playing at Georgetown in the early 80's they had a turf field on top of a parking garage or some type of thing that had poor drainage. Their trainer came thru out locker room before the game and told our trainer that if anyone gets a turf burn to treat it aggressively because they were having problems with staph from the water sitting down in the turf that could not drain. The water sat at the bottom of the turf and basically turned the field into an incubator. Ah the good old days!
GO BULLETS
This thing is not a flu. Watch the first 20 minutes of this. Michael Osterholm is an internationally recognized expert in infectious disease epidemiology.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3URhJx0NSw

thescottharris
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What I think is lost in this is that many people still think all of these major decisions are being made to stop the spread of the virus. That ship has sailed, there's no stopping it now if there ever was any legitimate chance.

It's about slowing the spread, AKA flattening the curve, so the hospital systems don't get overwhelmed. If it gets widespread too fast, the hospitals aren't going to be able to treat everyone that needs to be treated, and that's when the deaths really start to pile up.

Here is a good read on flattening the curve if you aren't familiar
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/11/scie ... ction.html

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