Re: The real problem for restarting sports in high schools

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Posted by Let's Get Real on April 28, 2020 at 19:24:13:

In Reply to: Re: The real problem for restarting sports in high schools posted by Dear Walt and POS on April 28, 2020 at 14:55:12:

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: : : You are wrong! Just like the common cold and the flu there will never be a cure for this virus.

: : There is no such thing as "the"common cold virus. Some viruses are problems that get solved, some do not.

: : The case fatality rate is still very high for this virus, and there is still no treatment or vaccine, and we still don't know the effectiveness of the antibodies after someone has suffered from the virus.

: : But I get it--science is hard.

: : Walt's Dog

: Both of you make sense in ways and both but both of you are on opposite sides of the spectrum.

: POS: The above poster said schools won't take the liability and thats why there won't be sports. Bottom line if you were a school admin would you want that risk. Hell no. It prob will be safe but all it takes is one and its over. Period. You are correct about the mass panic and CNN watching. Its a joke. This is a virus that is no more dangerous than the flu. Bottom line is millions of people have or had it and most have no symptoms so don't get counted for having it. My cousin is a doctor and thinks 50 million already had it. Bottom line is the death rate is so much lower than accounted for due to all the people who don't get tested.

: Walt:
: Influenza is the common cold and it kills 88k per year in US. Absolutely no fear of this and no paralysis like Corona. Corona is also a flu but since there are red tapes on CNN and 24 hour panic coverage it is designed to keep everyone afraid and not going out. So doctors can have the hospitals in control. Well done! Its worked. Yes its bad but nowhere near how they are playing it out to be. Bottom line if they had a ticker tape for all the deaths of influenza and a running count all year the public would stay home also and not send their kids to school. You of all people should know that the case fatality rate is nowhere close to the 3% based on the above facts. More like .00003%. Yes its a virus and yes no cure but the panic and economic depression doesn't meet the panic.

There's no question that as we learn more about this virus we are learning that the fatality rates are well below 1%. Many cases are not being diagnosed because the symptoms are so mild the victim does not even realize they are sick. The virus appears to be relatively fragile and does not travel far through the air or survive long without a host. Most health professionals have said that social distancing and washing hands is all that is needed for most people who are not in high risk categories, not masks and self-quarantine. Once enough people believe this, or once the cost of staying home and hiding under the couch gets to be too high, this silliness will end and we'll all get back to work and school and basketball. Professional sports are already exploring options to do this, and once they do society will follow. This is not the end of the world. You heard it here first.

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