Re: Another spike in 3...2...


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Posted by Let's Get Real on February 10, 2021 at 09:13:14:

In Reply to: Another spike in 3...2... posted by Let's Get Real(ly Dumb) on February 09, 2021 at 12:51:47:

: : : : They should announce there won't be a season already? What is left to see?

: : : : No chance we hit purple status by March.

: : : CIF and NFHS are negotiating and petitioning the state heavily to rescind the correlation between sports and the tiers and focus on precautions and restrictions. NFHS published a medical study that supports basketball played with masks is relatively as safe as outdoor sports. There have also been studies by several states' health departments that found there is no evidence that supports the idea that youth/high school sports is a spreader of Covid. I believe 30 states have completed or are about to complete their basketball seasons. None reported sports related breakouts. Hopefully our control freak governor pulls his head out soon and sees the facts.

: : All true. It is almost certain that we will have some sort of season starting in late March or April.

: : All the hand-wringing and doom-saying by Walt, Hedy, and the crazy guy who was going to shoot ICU patients has been exposed as a giant overreaction. Death rates have never approached the 5% or higher that Walt predicted and have instead hovered steadily around 1%, with most deaths in the 75+ age group or those with pre-existing conditions and/or compromised immune systems. Not only do we have vaccines available and distribution well under way but we are also better at treating those who get severely sick. Like I said before, you're far more likely to survive COVID than die from it. Healthy teens have almost no health risk, statistically speaking, from COVID.

: : Most states have already been playing sports safely, with the west coast states among the only holdouts. Pressure is being brought to bear by parents, students, and coaches for the kids to be allowed to play. The #LetThemPlay movement has picked up tremendous momentum. You can be sure that no politician is looking to commit career suicide by canceling sports this school year. We will undoubtedly hear good news about moving forward with some kind of season within the next few weeks. Stay tuned.

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: I'll write shorter paragraphs to help you read.

: We might get news of a season in the next few weeks, assuming you didn't jinx it again, as literally every one of your posts declaring victory heralds another round of bad news.

: Basketball is currently being played in masks in many states. What the hell is the point? Better than nothing but not better than waiting, especially if the stands are limited to 250 people.

: Just for the record, only Dave R. consistently wanted to cancel all sports because "we didn't know enough about the virus". The rest of us just understood the standards for re-opening have to be uniform for each county. If you allow contact sports indoors, virtually all restrictions on gatherings have to be lifted. Leaders can't just tell the public "teenagers are safe so ONLY they can congregate" without undermining all restrictions on gatherings.

: The virus is going away, but LA County will be the last to enter the least restrictive, or "Yellow" tier. But Santa Barbara, VC, and OC should be good to go by April...if people continue to take this somewhat seriously, that is.

: Back to your dumb ass, no one predicted 5% death rates or actually said they would shoot ICU patients. But those could have occurred if everyone had the attitude of some legislators, as most of CA had no ICU space at all in December, despite all the "draconian" restrictions in place. Turns out we needed more, Angelenos definitely under-reacted to the virus.

: While hospitals may literally have been able to get extra beds, those beds are not staffed and do not have the facilities of an ICU. They would have been, in fact, death beds.

You get so excited to attack me! I'm glad to be making the wheels in your brain (finally) turn a little. Rent payment for your head is in the mail!
Unfortunately you're misguided and you are so entrenched in your mistaken ideology that you miss the big picture.

What's the point of playing in a mask? You must be joking. If you give parents and players the option of playing in a mask or not playing, they would choose to play in a mask, at least the serious players would. If masks were all it took we would be playing right now. Really though, we aren't playing because politicians have panicked and dug us a hole and now they have to lead us back out while still saving face. It will happen, it's just going to take time.

By the way, "virtually all restrictions on gatherings" do NOT have to be lifted in order to allow high school sports to occur. A simple exception can be made, and the politicians can even cover their own quivering bottoms by explaining that teens are not at great risk from COVID, they would be wearing masks, spectators would be limited or banned completely (college sports are being played this way), and all participants are voluntary. Super easy. Since people believe whatever they are told, this will be accepted by the public eventually, with a few scared holdouts like yourself. By the way, NFHS has already pointed out that the tier system really doesn't need to apply here so put your crayons and your map away.

As for your last couple paragraphs, I am just going to ignore them as argumentative. Numbers are dropping and now some people on these forums have been exposed as the negative Nellies we knew they were all along. You can keep raving about the next spike and the approaching Armageddon but the rest of us are going to quietly get back to our lives.


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