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Everything posted by Sheerstress

  1. https://www.freep.com/story/money/business/michigan/2020/03/23/essential-businesses-can-stay-open/2897435001/
  2. He probably woke up with the stroke symptoms after earlier having gone to bed normal.
  3. Just out of curiosity, what was bad about Burnett?
  4. It would be similar to a medical redshirt year, the athlete competed until a season ending illness or injury. In this rather unusual case, the athlete competed for most of the season, and the illness is certainly different than what it usually is.
  5. https://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/michigan-state/spartans/2020/03/12/coronavirus-ncaa-basketball-tournament-frozen-four/5032809002/?csp=chromepush That's pretty much it.
  6. Potentially, although keep in mind that this information is spread out over a vast demographic of different groups of people in different situations. The people most at risk for dying are the elderly. No reason for a panic.
  7. As of right now, very low (about 3.6% worldwide, and about 2.9% for US patients), although those numbers could change over the next few weeks, depending on the spread. https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6
  8. If you have symptoms of this illness and you go to see a physician, unless you are critically ill, there is NOTHING they will do to contain the spread of the virus other than telling you to go home, limit your contact with the community, and practice supportive care. There is no "treatment" to limit the spread of this illness right now. Only preventative measures and good public health practices will effectively contain the virus.
  9. No, so far just specific schools (Duke, Kansas, probably more), conferences (PAC 12, Ivy League), and leagues (NBA).
  10. The PAC 12 just cancelled their men's basketball season. https://pac-12.com/article/2020/03/11/pac-12-statement-mens-basketball-tournament-pac-12-sport-competitions-and-pac-12
  11. So without fans, you've got the wrestlers, coaches, officials, mat workers, journalists, announcers, and arena staff. Maybe about 500-600 people? (pure guess on my part) Given the way the three day tournament works, I wonder if they will have a policy for those at various stages of the competition. Will eliminated wrestlers and coaching staff for eliminated teams be allowed to attend all remaining sessions? At that point, they will be reduced to fans for their teammates, friends and colleagues, and the NCAA is now removing the fans from the picture.
  12. Yes, he is a dermatologist, an allergist, an immunologist and a pediatrician. Infectious and communicable diseases are a huge part of pediatrics and dermatology (lots of overlap), and he almost certainly sees plenty of cases on a regular basis. [And as an aside, orthopedic surgeons who specialize in knees and hips certainly have far more than a "first clue" about shoulders] But regardless of his specific credentials, what he is posting is clear, straightforward facts on the situation, and does a good job of putting things into perspective. You don't even NEED to be a specialist to discuss COVID-19.
  13. I thought the 1994 movie was actually pretty true to the plot, and didn't know they were planning on a remake. Given the size of the book (900 - 1000 pages?), it's ideal to be made as a series; the entire ABC version was over 6 hours long.
  14. I used to be a big Stephen King fan, and have known about Captain Trips since I read The Stand in the early 80s. The link is just for everyone else.
  15. Captain Trips? The poster is a physician who specializes in infectious disease, and just put an alarming, real world issue into a very understandable perspective. Why bring up Captain Trips, something that is completely fictitious? https://stephenking.fandom.com/wiki/Captain_Trips
  16. If you're wrestling someone with the virus, yes, you have a greater chance of getting it from them through that activity, than you would through casual contact. But with cold viruses, somewhat like flu viruses, a lot of people are already carrying it around and not exhibiting any symptoms. Some of those people will end up getting sick, and some will not get sick at all, but they will still be able to pass the virus to others. That is how the majority of infections spread throughout the world.
  17. Minnesota has thus far only hand a handful (single digit) of confirmed cases of COVID-19, although people will be coming from all over. Across the nation, the tide is rapidly turning toward keeping fans from big sporting events. I've already got my travel plans in place, so right now I still plan on going, and watching it from the hotel room if fans are barred from the arena.
  18. Sheerstress


    Great to see the Spartans coming back into the national picture. Looking forward to them doing well at this months NCAAs and even more next season.
  19. He's listed in today's Big Ten Pre-Seeds: https://bigten.org/news/2020/3/2/big-ten-wrestling-pre-seeds-announced.aspx
  20. https://www.ncsasports.org/mens-wrestling/recruiting-rules-calendar
  21. At Michigan back in the 80s and 90s, they occasionally had a few exhibition matches before the meet started. Although I haven't seen that in a very long time.
  22. Sounds realistic. Still unsure who will fill 133. Embree and Striggow haven't regained their form, although both have the ability to do so.
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