Re: COVID testing for HS players

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Posted by wow on November 02, 2020 at 11:30:09:

In Reply to: Re: COVID testing for HS players posted by Coach on November 02, 2020 at 09:49:46:

: : : : : : Does anyone know of any event where COVID-testing is required before a high school basketball player can compete?

: : : : : Nobody does COVID testing. They barley taking temps at some events. These parents are exposing their kids for what. No coaches watching. Just people hosting events to put money in their pockets.

: : : : Agreed. We're putting our kids at risk for profit. Shameful and sad, IMHO.

: : : Kids aren't at risk

: : Read the recent stats - they are at risk and we still don't know what the longterm effects might be.

: Here's some more facts for you. Read it quick because whenever I prove you wrong things get deleted quickly.

: Here's a little bit of factual information straight from the CDC. The CDC is reporting that this past flu season (they track October to October, so it just ended) was called the worst in over a decade. Doctor visits and hospitalizations due to the flu were up over 25% from last year. Deaths due to the flu were down 67%. There is a Provisional Death Report on the CDC website. The report shows the number of death due to the flu are around 400-600 per week until the end of April. You know, when the directive came down to start attributing all these deaths to Covid-19. At that time the number gets cut by about half each week. For the 11 weeks from weekending 2/1/20 through weekending 4/11/20. The worst week's death toll due to the flu was 655 deaths. The fewest was 443 deaths. From weekending 5/30/20 through last week, the worst week's death toll due to the flu was 13 deaths, the fewest deaths was 4.

: In another report from the CDC meant to show us how deadly Covid-19 is, it showed that it is the 3rd leading cause of death in America this year with 230,000 deaths. The leading cause is Heart Disease which consistently kills about 650,000 people per year. The problem is, it has only been attributed with killing about 480,000 this year. Which means at that rate it will kill about 580,000 this year. Second is Cancer which normally kills about 600,000, currently at 426,000, which means about 520,000 by year's end. Third is usually Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases which usually kills 160,000, currently at 107,000 on a pace for less than 130,000.
: That's projecting 180,000 fewer deaths this year by just those three causes of death alone, plus add in the 15,000-20,000 flu deaths we're short.

: These are nothing more than facts from the CDC.

No doubt many of these cases survive without the underlying conditions. In the end, it probably isn't much worse than a bad flu. But that misses the bottom line.

Doesn't matter if COVID hasn't killed a single person, or even brought the dead back to life. If we stay open, and it fills hospitals, that's all folks!

Hospitals were so overwhelmed in NYC to the point the USNS Comfort had to dock, and Central Park became a field hospital. That's five weeks in New York. Five months would make the city a Covid farm.

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