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Everything posted by Billyhoyle

  1. Can you do some type of analysis that ends up with me #1 or at least in the top 8? Maybe increasing the post threshold for qualifying will do the trick. I like that i’m a tier 1 poster, but nobody cares about people who “just” qualify.
  2. Can we get a list of the least liked among qualifiers? Let’s turn this thread negative-I could use some drama now that there’s nothing left on Netflix.
  3. Even they have not successfully tested all of the asymptomatic cases. That’s why the serological tests will be necessary to get an accurate reflection of the numbers.
  4. I doubt Cael did much behind the scenes to influence this decision. Not because he wouldn’t want to but because this decision is about much more than wrestling and the opinions of a wrestling coach would have had little to no influence on it.
  5. The actual death rate is estimated to be between 0.5 and 1 % due to the present lack of testing worldwide (except in Germany and South Korea). To know exactly what it is will be impossible until serology can be performed on the population. Even that is still an exceptionally high number compared to the flu though.
  6. As a tier 1 poster, I can say this without being perceived as bitter. Your ranking system reminds me a bit of “Dr J. Evans Pritchard.” Often the post that needs to be written is the unpopular opinion. There are some very annoying posters who didn’t make your list though and I did, so I admit that your system is probably good.
  7. You never had the makings of a varsity athlete.
  8. Excited to see what he can do. He’s got all the boxes checked in terms of coaching experience and competitive credentials.
  9. It should definitely help some, but I hope people won’t be dumb enough to let their guards down because of it. Otherwise it will be back with a fury in September.
  10. In my opinion the most promising drugs currently in trial are remdesivir to be broadly used and anti IL-6 mAbs to be used in the subset of patients suffering from cytokine release syndrome (aka cytokine storm). I think the drug that will eventually prove most effective is the mAb pair in development by Regeneron that specifically targets the virus (will enter clinical trials in June). The entire pandemic will end completely though with the introduction of a vaccine in 12 to 24 months. The people hoarding hydroxychloroquine are in my opinion absolutely idiotic and cruel, since some people rely on it for indications for which it has shown efficacy. And the risks of taking the drug at this point probably aren’t worth it until efficacy is proven given the low mortality rate of covid. In other words, if you expect 5 deaths per 1000 patients with covid, I’d be very hesitant to take a drug with the side effects of hydroxychloroquine prior to seeing the clinical data. It is probably worth administering to those who are almost out of options though, which is how I think it is presently being applied. Definitely not first line yet though, that’s for sure.
  11. They’re running a clinical trial on hydroxychloroquine, just like they are on a number of other repurposed drugs. There isn’t any reliable clinical data yet that supports the use of any of these compounds, but there are a number that have the potential to have some efficacy-which is why they are running the trials. It’s pointless to speculate about what may or may not work until we see the results from the trials.
  12. This belongs in the international section, not college.
  13. The Dr. he sourced was Dr. drew. It’s like looking to Judge Judy for legal precedent.
  14. What about the overrun hospitals in Italy, lack of ventilators, and hundreds of deaths per day. The bottom line is that holding this tournament was an irresponsible decision.
  15. You get your medical advice from Dr. Drew? When you need a second opinion do you go to Dr. Phil?
  16. https://ftw.usatoday.com/2020/03/college-wrestling-tournament-coronavirus https://www.dallasnews.com/sports/college-sports/2020/03/14/faith-over-fear-while-the-ncaa-closed-shop-for-coronavirus-these-collegiate-wrestlers-were-grappling-in-allen/ Now the waiting game begins to see if anyone from the event tests positive.
  17. Great trivia question in the future. Only wrestler to win the hodge in a year he didn’t win NCAAs.
  18. The heat should slow it down, but if it does, it is expected to have a second season starting in the fall. That's assuming these measures can effectively stop the spread before then and we aren't left with a fully infected population with herd immunity.
  19. Who in their right mind thinks this virus is going away in the next month? Is everyone busy hoarding toilet paper and groceries and ignoring the projections? March 2021 is going to be the next NCAA tournament, and if everything goes well, there is a decent chance fans will be able to attend.
  20. Obviously the flu shot makes the flu less severe. You can get infected with a homologous strain where you retain partial immunity. Why does this person think that has anything to do with ncov?
  21. You are only displaying your own ignorance here. A flu vaccine provides absolutely no protection against covid-19. Why would it? They are different viruses. I’m glad you were able to recover, but maybe consider thinking about others rather than yourself. Your type of attitude is what causes people to not quarantine themselves after infection for the necessary and therefore expose others to the disease.
  22. In a month or two, you will be able to see some sporting events start up again without fans. So wrestling events can be possible. What won't be possible for many months are packed gymnasiums with fans/competitors. The only way to return to complete normalcy prior to the development of a vaccine are the following: 1. most people get infected-thereby resulting in herd immunity, which will result in hundreds of thousand or possibly millions dying. 2. There is a huge increase in the amount of testing and almost everyone gets tested and then quarantined, thereby completely eliminating the virus from circulation-I don't think there is the capacity to carry out testing at the scale I'm describing here. For the forseeable future, large events just won't be possible. And even though we are likely to see a decrease in cases in the coming months because of the measures presently in place and warming temperature, that will just lead to people returning to work while maintaining distance. The entire point of the next year is to limit the rate of spread of this virus while maintaining some type functioning economy/medical system. After the situation improves over the next couple months, nobody is going to risk going back to where we are today and will be in the next 14 days. The UFC will be able to hold their events with fans in other countries with less responsible leadership and without fans in the U.S.
  23. There won’t be sporting events with fans in this country for many months. They could hold it without fans and sell ppv, but that’s it. It might actually sell a lot of ppvs though Bc every public event is canceled..but they will lose a lot of the bar ppv revenue.
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