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Are college intentionally contracting the Coronavirus?

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by oneatatime, Jun 30, 2020.

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  1. oneatatime

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  2. phideltdj

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    It sure would backfire on these teams if someone died from it and the players said the coaches and school were supporting that they contract the virus before the season starts as Boomer suggests.
     
  3. Skink

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    Just rub a little bit of it on the steering wheel of each new Raptor and who’s gonna know?
     
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  4. thale410

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    Boomer needs to stop sniffing glue and toss out the tinfoil hat.

    15% of any one hundred 20 year olds isn't shocking.
     
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  5. Distant Gator

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    It's a ridiculous assertion- the odds are against it but what if a player got ill from this. (Odds of death from this are lower than the flu for this age group, but they certainly could get seriously ill.)
    Think how angry that player and family would be.

    But I didn't know Clemson was up to 37 positive cases. I'd love to know if all are mild or asymptomatic.
    It would be a good guide for the rest of the teams.
     
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  6. prisch1

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    I tend to think the players that have contracted it so far have had pretty mild symptoms--with perhaps some with something more significant akin to the flu.

    Maybe I'm naive, but I just think if a Clemson player (or any major college player) had become seriously ill from Covid it would have made the news.
     
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  7. GATOR_4Life

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    The way this virus works, even apparently asymptomatic cases often cause long lasting degradation in lung capacity among a host of other potential impacts. That scary for me, an out of shape 30-something. For an elite athlete, that means real $$. Moreover kids would be spreading to their teammates who didn't sign up for the plan. Incentives for the players are clearly aimed at staying healthy. Now the coaches on the other hand have an incentive to push this, though I'm sure most care more about the kids than the paycheck. ;)
     
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    Well that's what you get from the NY post.
     
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  9. Skink

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    They're going for herd immunity
     
  10. Distant Gator

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    I'd love to hear the data on this...
    How many elite athletes have had any "long lasting degradation in lung capacity" from this?
    I haven't heard of any, but there's so much news on this there's a good chance I missed it with all the other insanity going on.
     
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    You won't see a study on elite athletes...way too limited sample size. But Google Lung Damage Asymptomatic you'll see a host of articles from left and right wing sources. As with everything Coovid, things move too fast for a peer review (and that's a bad process to begin with), but even if the studies aren't perfect, its a scary risk for an athlete.
     
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  12. Nostradamus

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    Absent a vaccine or curative treatment everyone who’s susceptible to contracting Covid is gonna get it, unless you’re living in a bubble or on the space station.

    The only real benefit of getting it later vs now is that depending on how much later you get it may allow for a treatment or prevention breakthrough to develop. Otherwise if you’re one of those who’s susceptible to catching it, you gonna have to shoulder whatever the disease has in store for you now or later.

    Our neighbors both had it. Husband and wife in their 40s. Said it was like the flu, but lasted about 6 days instead of 2-3. Wife was back on her Peloton riding pretty much as usual two weeks after becoming symptomatic.

    YMMV
     
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  13. manigordo

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    Too early and not enough information to answer your question.
    But there is lots of (and growing) evidence that some people who contract COVID develop serious lung problems later. Other conditions as well. Too many unknowns still.

    It is frustrating to read posts from otherwise intelligent people who say that COVID is this or that when there is still so much unknown about it That is why flattening the curve was (is) so important; to know more and get as many people help as we learn more as possible. The early openings have just short circuited everything....possibly even Fall sports which stood a greater chance had enough people done what they should have for the common good.

    Of the 30 or so physicians I know well and Zoom with regularly (from the USA to Chile), all agree on the above. They also agree that the jury is still out on a number of matters regarding COVID, including whether one can get sick multiple times and what that may mean long-term.

    The flu comparisons (not referencing Nostradamus above, but 2 cases are not a definition of the disease) are mostly based on one's political orientation, which news channel one listens to and what one wishes to believe. These COVIDs are a different animal. I know many hospitals in Florida, Arizona, Mexico and Brazil are shutting down other units to care for COVID patients. Health care workers are heroes in these places.

    There are plenty of places in the world that have taken different approaches and the results are pretty clear EVEN with governments (cough Florida, Mexico, Brazil, cough) covering up information. Don't follow the example of Sweden; look at the places where they actually flattened the curve and nearly extinguished the disease. It should make any reasonable person think twice when places like NZ and Australia, the EU are talking about opening some tourism to each other but not allowing Mexicans or people from the USA in their countries.
     
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    In my head--- UF
    More terrifying is this

    Dr. Sheldon Jacobson (differen article) told CBS Sports he expects a 30%-50% infection rate of the approximately 13,000 players competing in FBS this season. Based on his research, he also projects 3-7 deaths among those players due to COVID-19.

    Now back to numb nuts

    Other schools are ignored: Kansas State - 14 players
    UCLA with 30
    Dozen + at U Tex
    Iowa State
    Minnesota had 7

    It took me 5 minutes to find the stats
    Coronavirus and college sports: Schools' positive tests among athletes

    It's irresponsible to suggest what he said.

    No one is going to risk severe injuries to those around the football program - parents and teachers and cafeteria works and coaches and GAs INTENTIONALLY
     
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  15. panamacitygator

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    Its just click bait!
     
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  16. nawlinsgator

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    Lifelong Lung Damage: A Serious COVID-19 Complication

    You are right. Death is not the only consideration. You may come away with permanently damaged lungs. And studies show that the brain, heart and kidney are also affected. Yeah...don't go get it just to get it over with.
     
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  17. Skink

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    Are they letting in the Chinese?
     
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    Yes, they got the idea from NYC because it worked out so great for them.
     
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    Would be pretty reckless, but I wouldn't be shocked if some coaches pushed for this... lowkey some of them don't give a damn about the long-term health of their players anyway.
     
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