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Hey Y'all. Governor Kemp says to start wearing a mask in public or............



  • dawggirl81dawggirl81 Posts: 68 ✭✭✭ Junior

    We're all thinking about the players (and rightly so), but what about the coaches? Sure, we have a number of very capable coaches who could step in and call plays, but can you imagine if Kirby, Monken, Lanning all test positive? We're deep on the roster of players, but would certainly be an interesting experience to roll into Tuscaloosa or Jacksonville without our head honchos.... 😬On the plus side, I'd be far more worried if ol Chaney was still calling plays. For obvious reasons - as we've all seen Chaney's ceiling, but also because he is certainly high risk of having serious complications if exposed.

  • lmiked7lmiked7 Posts: 144 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    I never said there would be a vaccine that soon. That's the point. There's no way we're seeing a normal college football season without one and there's really no way there will be one that soon.

  • PTDawgPTDawg Posts: 2,169 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    That's fair. It just seemed an odd way to lead into it. I think we're on the same page. I don't see a "normal" season happening at this point, either. I think if we have a season (fingers crossed) you'll have significant fan attendance reductions, you'll have players miss games for testing positive like you mentioned, etc. It won't look like anything we've seen before, imo.

  • JayDogJayDog Posts: 5,556 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Pennsylvania locked EVERYTHING down in mid-March and opened only in rural areas (with restrictions) in June. It was like the zombie apocalypse in my town for two months. I really don't expect to see a high school football (or basketball, etc) season here. If we do, it will be social distanced with masks.

  • Filo_BettoFilo_Betto Posts: 438 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Give it another month and we'll all see that the fear was way overblown. Over here in Italy, public pools, gyms, bars, restaurants are all open and kids are back in school, and the world has not come to an end.

    There's NO reason we can't play the season as scheduled and there's no reason why students can't be in the stands. Everybody else can wear a mask if it makes them feel safer.

  • KaseyKasey Posts: 21,952 mod

    It’s too hot to be outside so they’re all going indoors don’t you think?

  • RedBlackDawgRedBlackDawg Posts: 354 ✭✭✭ Junior

    A covid vaccine "may" help.....Just like flu vaccine may help, but remember in 2018, the flu vaccine had an effectiveness rate of just 10%. The virus is constantly mutuating. The idea that a vaccine will immediately allow us to jam 100K screaming fans into Sanford, spewing virus laden droplets at the top of our lungs is fantasy. We're gonna be dealing with this a LONG time. Send your thanks to the Chinese Communist government and please buy 'Merican as much as you can.

  • EastAtlDawgEastAtlDawg Posts: 2,654 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited July 2020

    Im 27 and all my friends are doing the same thing..One of my friends asked me to go to the booty club last night..And im like are you serious???No one around my age cares..Its sad...

  • BaxleydawgBaxleydawg Posts: 2,882 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    How do masks help the way most people use them? A non medical grade mask that they wear a week without washing if ever. COVID IS NOT AIRBORNE. When everyone goes to the Circle K and the cashier touches everyone’s items ( the little glass doesn’t help) and people don’t wash their hands nothing changes. Go stand 10 minutes in a public restroom and count people that exit without washing their hands. Two things are in short supply in this country, toilet paper and common sense. Misinformation and ignorance abound everywhere.

  • ChicagoDawgChicagoDawg Posts: 438 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited July 2020

    The info I have seen seems to say that Airborne is by far the biggest cause of spread. It is possible to also get it from surfaces but the latest info seems to say that the odds are fairly low. Still, it is a good idea to wash hands and use hand sanitizer when hand washing is not possible to prevent spread from surfaces, especially if you use any public washrooms. The infectious disease specialists are still learning so the information seems to change over time as they learn more and try to get the info out to the public.

  • BaxleydawgBaxleydawg Posts: 2,882 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Spread through sneeze droplets. The virus itself is not airborne ,only when someone aerosols a sneeze out there. Still goes back to the same proper etiquette that has been time tested. If you are sick don’t go out in public. If you must sneeze , sneeze into your elbow. Wash your hands frequently, keep surfaces that are commonly touched clean. This is not new.

    Are most of these masks filtering at a micron level to filter a virus if it was airborne? No. Do most people use the mask correctly to stop the spread? No. Do they clean the masks? No. Do they continue to wear viral and fecal laden masks for hours or days? Yes.

    Test, take one of these mask and do an activity that generates dust.. See if dust gets through

    Could masks help if used properly? Yes. But sneezing into a mask then pulling the dirty mask down 15 minutes later, getting the goody on your hand, touching a door knob, that is touched by the next person, who touches their mask they wear for a week because it’s orange and they are a hillbilly, well that dog don't hunt.

    Recently saw a lady pull down her mask and wipe her nose on her glove in the line ahead of me at the hardware store. Proceeded to use the debit pad. Cashier was horrified and kind enough to wipe the pad for me prior to my use.

    My family had some history with the Spanish flu. Actually a great story. I will post it later. It was much worse than COVID. Although I don’t minimize COVID.

    It’s also hard to get real numbers and facts on COVID because it so politicized.

  • BankwalkerBankwalker Posts: 5,348 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    "...mainly through respiratory droplets when a person...talks."

    I just had a fantastic idea.

  • benjaminwgreggbenjaminwgregg Posts: 677 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Please wear masks y'all.

  • benjaminwgreggbenjaminwgregg Posts: 677 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I'm in Texas but my grandma still lives in atlanta and she'd probably die if she caught it

  • CLT_DawgCLT_Dawg Posts: 52 ✭✭✭ Junior

    First, there is clearly a debate over whether it is airborne. As evidenced by this:

    That being said, it seems like the weight of the evidence is that it is airborne. And even if it isn't, the masks help large-droplet transmission to some degree. Seems like it is worth the risk.

    Second, be careful not to make assumptions about causation from correlation, let alone cherry-picked anecdotes like Australia. For every Australia, there is an Arizona, where cases spiked as the temperature increased (Arizona has 50% more sunny days than the average US state and it's summer temps are close to 20 degrees above avg; the Phoenix high temps this coming week will range between 109 and 115). We still have no idea what effect temperature will have on transmission or lethality.

    Third, anybody that can tell you the likelihood and extent that we will develop herd immunity at this point is guessing. We haven't had enough time to generate any meaningful data. We just have guesses.

    Fourth, while the mortality rate is likely lower than it was first thought to be (probably due more to better supplies and approaches to treatment), which is a great thing, the increasing number of cases--and hospitalizations are a problem. Houston is starting to get overwhelmed with cases, for example. In select places, the curve is getting too steep. This could be a huge problem if we don't respond well--and recent events suggest we will not always respond adequately.

    Fifth, I hope Tex is right about depth, the tendency of youngsters to be asymptomatic, etc. I really want/need college football. And I think this could be a special year if all the pieces fall into place (a requirement for any championship team). The pieces are there. But to have football, we probably have to have Universities that are open and teams opponents to play. And the decision makers at the schools vary in levels of risk adverseness. And they have to factor in older staff and faculty when deciding to keep schools open, not just the students.

    Finally, just my opinion, but I wish we could just disentangle science from politics. Or at least elect leaders that understand and value science, such that they make better evaluations of science, and base decisions on that information. Not meant to be an attack on any one politician.

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