Teams pulling out of potential NCAA/NCAA cancelled (merged)

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According to Manisha Juthani, MD, a Yale Medicine infectious disease specialist. “Based on symptoms alone, COVID-19 and flu are very difficult to distinguish.” Saying COVID-19 is ten times more contagious and deadly is an hysterical exaggeration. The sky is not falling. The end of the world is not nigh. We are not all gonna die.

The fact that two viruses have similar symptoms has NO BEARING on their respective rates of transmission. When it is all said and done, 10X more contagious might be an overstatement but there is no question that corona is more contagious than the flu (that is a big reason why everything is shutting down. Do you think the NCAA and other sports would walk away from millions, maybe billions, of revenue without good reason?)

For that very reason, Dr. Juthani also retweeted this statement from the WHO.



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PS. The concern over corona is not that "we are all gonna die" or that it is "the end of the world." The actual concern is two-fold- corona has an alarmingly high mortality for vulnerable populations and 2) in conjunction with the on going flu season, the rapid spread of corona virus could quickly overwhelm the medical system. We are in a world of damage control precautions not panic.
 
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According to Manisha Juthani, MD, a Yale Medicine infectious disease specialist. “Based on symptoms alone, COVID-19 and flu are very difficult to distinguish.” Saying COVID-19 is ten times more contagious and deadly is an hysterical exaggeration. The sky is not falling. The end of the world is not nigh. We are not all gonna die.
The mortality rate for the flu is less than 1%....the mortality rate for Covid 19 is 3.9 % . There are going to be 4 or 5 times as many deaths from this than the flu.....and that's just what we know...and we don't know everything yet.
 
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While I get why they wanted to make the tournaments without fans, I don’t quite understand why they cancelled it. I mean they should’ve had at least suspended it until they knew how this whole thing would transpire. Poor decision on their end.
 
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While I get why they wanted to make the tournaments without fans, I don’t quite understand why they cancelled it. I mean they should’ve had at least suspended it until they knew how this whole thing would transpire. Poor decision on their end.
I get it. Why take the risk? And what message does it send that everything shuts down, but sporting events are above that?

Better safe than sorry. It sucks for the student athletes, but this is bigger than sports.
 
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While I get why they wanted to make the tournaments without fans, I don’t quite understand why they cancelled it. I mean they should’ve had at least suspended it until they knew how this whole thing would transpire. Poor decision on their end.
The logistics of it are at issue. Campuses are sending students home for safety reasons and the NCAA can''t turn around, oh, well you student athletes we will put you at risk so you can train for a tournament that might not happen.

Once the NCAA cancelled all Spring sports, that was it.

Also, the fan free events don't protect the players. Once the pro teams suspended play, asking student-athletes to play on would have seemed (and been) irresponsible.
 
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While I get why they wanted to make the tournaments without fans, I don’t quite understand why they cancelled it. I mean they should’ve had at least suspended it until they knew how this whole thing would transpire. Poor decision on their end.
I also felt this way at first. Especially after they already played two games Wednesday. But then:
The logistics of it are at issue. Campuses are sending students home for safety reasons and the NCAA can''t turn around, oh, well you student athletes we will put you at risk so you can train for a tournament that might not happen.

Once the NCAA cancelled all Spring sports, that was it.

Also, the fan free events don't protect the players. Once the pro teams suspended play, asking student-athletes to play on would have seemed (and been) irresponsible.
Keeping them on campus to live and practice after deeming it unsafe for all other students was never going to happen. Interesting though that the many employees in UT offices on campus are told their managers can eval if they can effectively work from home and if not, come on in. Told in bold letters biz must go on. Might qualify, at discretion of mgrs, for 2 weeks admin leave if for some reason like immuno comprimised you can't come in. Crazy since agewise, employees are way more vunerable, also many have elderly parents they visit.

Most of all, the second point, the NBA players starting to test positive. I really turned around on having the tourney when Rick Barnes described his players as frightened and confused. First it was going to be the weirdness of a no fan tourney. Things were changing and evolving so fast the team was as uncertain as all of us. Barnes said specifically the NBA players positive tests were a turning point in the mindset of his players. He talked like the cancellation was almost a relief. I guess I thought they'd be really sad, and they probably are, but they're also human.

All that said, I am completely devastated at the lack of March Madness this year, can barely believe its real. The reality will definitely settle in today, a rainy Saturday.
 
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Getting on a crowded, poorly ventilated plane to fly across the country just to play a game isn’t something I’d feel comfortable asking student-athletes to do at this point. Now, if every plane was thoroughly fumigated, cleaned and disinfected after every flight landed and before the next group of passengers (fitted with protective gear) boards, then I’d feel better about it. But we know that’s not going to happen.
 
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Now, if every plane was thoroughly fumigated, cleaned and disinfected after every flight landed and before the next group of passengers (fitted with protective gear) boards, then I’d feel better about it
Damn, you mean that doesn't already happen?

So who the heck is buying up the toilet paper? Because every other human I've encountered the last few days has expressed utter dismay that anyone would hoard t.p. and what the hell did that have to do with anything anyway. And everyone I've ever friended on fb has posted an elaborate meme making fun of the t.p. panic stockers.

And yet, the shelves are empty . . .
 
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Damn, you mean that doesn't already happen?

So who the heck is buying up the toilet paper? Because every other human I've encountered the last few days has expressed utter dismay that anyone would hoard t.p. and what the hell did that have to do with anything anyway. And everyone I've ever friended on fb has posted an elaborate meme making fun of the t.p. panic stockers.

And yet, the shelves are empty . . .
People are sheep, looking for a ram...

People see images of panic buyers, assume there's a reason to panic and buy up supplies, too.

Several countries have already imposed mass quarantines. People buying up toilet paper and other household supplies may be preparing for the same thing in their city
 
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Damn, you mean that doesn't already happen?

So who the heck is buying up the toilet paper? Because every other human I've encountered the last few days has expressed utter dismay that anyone would hoard t.p. and what the hell did that have to do with anything anyway. And everyone I've ever friended on fb has posted an elaborate meme making fun of the t.p. panic stockers.

And yet, the shelves are empty . . .
I’ve got my normal amount of TP, but I have friends who’ve witnessed single shoppers with carts piled high with it. At this point, I’m guessing that a relatively small number of people are buying the vast majority of “panic products.”

My main question is, what in fiber hell must these people be eating to be expecting to need that much dang TP?
 
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I always keep lots, and I mean lots of tp, Kleenex and paper towels on hand. My spouse helpfully noted last night that I had been hoarding tp for years. Who looks smart now!
I do not think I can watch an entire month of old Golf movies, old “school of golf” episodes and “love it or list it”. Does UT own copies of all the old UT basketball games? Maybe UT Sports could stream the “best of” Lady Vols basketball, softball etc. That could be a fun way to celebrate March Madness.
 
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I’ve got my normal amount of TP, but I have friends who’ve witnessed single shoppers with carts piled high with it. At this point, I’m guessing that a relatively small number of people are buying the vast majority of “panic products.”

My main question is, what in fiber hell must these people be eating to be expecting to need that much dang TP?
I bought a little bit because I thought the shelves wouldn't be stocked soon. However it's a herd mentality, when 1 or 2 of the sheeple get spooked so does the rest of the herd.
 

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