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  1. Well this doesn't sound good... https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/penn-state-doctor-finds-link-between-covid-19-and-heart-condition-in-students/ar-BB18GfDU?ocid=msedgntp
  2. Give it time - it's now just over 2 weeks, and up to 250 cases... and the first death. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-covid-19-death-minnesota/?ocid=uxbndlbing
  3. I just saw this on the Cornell Athletics site: https://cornellbigred.com/news/2020/8/20/cornell-wrestling-ranked-4-in-flowrestling-preseason-dual-rankings.aspx?fbclid=IwAR0dCBuNL5eJlxk-f9LuVkmWo01XctwvJLYd1PcFJhF25RSwacYBy5gMCNE From what I've been hearing though - I'm not to optimistic. A friend reports that Collegetown crowds do not bode well for the semester continuing uninterrupted. We also just received notice from Syracuse (my daughter attends) that a number of freshmen will be sent home for violating guidelines. It's always the ***holes who spoil it for everyone.
  4. (the subtext being - it may help if we ALL lighten up a bit!)
  5. Is that out of the 18 teams still thinking they are playing this season?
  6. Isn't that place called "Texas"?
  7. There is so much wrong with this. First of all, the suicide rate in the US has been increasing steadily for a number of years; so lets agree that the suicide rate is increasing, but that still doesn't establish any causal connection with COVID, or the precautionary measures taken to slow the spread of disease. But also, the total number if suicide deaths in 2018 (2019 numbers are not available) was, from CDC stats, 48,290; the rate per 100,000 was about 16.5. Right now we aren't even 6 months into the COVID pandemic in the US, and we are at 175,000 deaths, or about 523/100,000. The COVID problem is an order of magnitude greater than the suicide problem. And then, I don't even want to imagine what the COVID death toll would be right now if now if no preventive or protective measures had been taken. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/sosmap/suicide-mortality/suicide.htm
  8. Except we're not at that end number yet; there's still a long time to go...
  9. It may, or it may not be safer - but at least they will get past the Fall semester, and be able to step back and evaluate how well precautions put in place have been working.
  10. This one gives some interesting breakdowns - by country, by state, and even down to the county in some areas: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries This one may be more authoritative, (seems to be cited in other sources): https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
  11. The timing is also very different. It started earlier in Europe, it got really bad much sooner - and then they shut things down. Similarly, it started earlier and peaked quickly in NY and NJ - but the numbers here have come down and flattened out. You really need to look at things in a more localized way in the US - nationally the numbers are not so meaningful, because conditions vary so much regionally. If you look at deaths / million population, that might be a somewhat better indicator how effective (or not) the response has been in different countries. But I suspect there is also some manipulation of numbers by some governments.
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