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Crazy with no sports. Talked to my wife last night.  Apparently works in HR. Nice girl. 

Giancarlo Stanton just sprained his wrist washing his hands

This is the rant of someone who’s never had to sacrifice anything or even think about anyone other than themself. Just grotesque.

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9 minutes ago, Thenewwildone8 said:

 

Nice nostalgia trip. Always good to get links from 5-7 days ago for a disease that's doubling cases every 2-3 days.

That NYT op-ed drew a sharp rebuke from several of the author's Yale colleagues, including the dean of the School of Public Health.

Also, that's the same David L. Katz that was caught posting positive reviews of his own book.  Definitely among the first names I'm going to look to for trustworthy advice.

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1 hour ago, shakestreet said:

Yikes after reading the last three pages most were about not leaving your house if you do you will get the virus and it will kill you... doom & gloom. I went to Walmart & Big Y today... 

That is in the past... we are here now, 

With all the new knowledge, and yet, spring breakers are still breakin, Mardi Gras is going on, we are still doing the same things in merica that we were 3-4 weeks ago, and we wonder why the numbers are still climbing...don't panic, just be smart, shelter in place as requested, get the necessities, but for goodness sake, lets not act like this is going away as we speak, we have a long road to haul...I have no issue with people gambling with their own lives, but irresponsible people are jeopardizing other peoples lives with their current actions..that's what my main issue is..listen to the experts, be cautious, but life does go on,...hopefully we get through this sooner than later, but be prepared...

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3 hours ago, MrBrown said:

I don't trust numbers reported by Iran, sorry.  Germany may have been better prepared for a viral outbreak. No one knows what's going on there. I'm not too focused on them.  USA was not prepared for this at all.


Couple theories with Germany are an abundance of testing early on AND the fact that Germany has more nurses per capita than most other OECD countries (as well as doctors). More nurses=extra care/observation.

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5 hours ago, GamblorLA said:

 

As crooked as things are, my jaw still hit the floor when I saw that the idea of giving our tax money to casinos had even crossed someone's mind.

I make pretty much all of my income from casinos and I'm taking it in the shorts at the moment, so a bail out for them is good for me personally.  Hell, from a selfish POV, I'd like the gov to just send them money all the time!

However, they provide no real service. They are basically drug dealers. In economic terms, they generate a lot of external costs and virtually no external benefits.  I really can't fathom any argument for tax payers bailing out investors who have made a bet on casinos and lost. Almost any business you can name serves the public interest better.

Contrast that with airlines, which facilitate all kinds of other business (massive external benefit), allow us to visit relatives, etc. We need airlines. 

Casino jobs can be pretty decent. I used to be a casino worker myself (and I saw plenty of people destroy their lives).  But if the aim is to help the workers, just cut out the middle man.  Give them some cash. New investors will emerge and they'll have jobs again on the other side.  There will never be a shortage of capital wanting to invest in a business where, to paraphrase Casino, my favorite movie, you sell people dreams for cash.

Pretty sure Wynn, The Ferttitas, Adleson, The Boyd family, etc. will be OK too.  

 

Casinos are a dying industry. But they do provide entertainment. 

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4 hours ago, SpecialFNK said:

 

 the number of cases isn't as important as the number of deaths or the number of people that got better.

Only around 400 people have fully recovered from this virus so far in the US. 

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4 hours ago, Sidearmer said:

 

There has been a lot of people globally that have recovered. Enough so that if you could I feel like we'd hear at least one person that re-contracted it. I guess its not proven but I feel like this is much more of a possibility than say the warmth slowing the spread.

Japan had a story about someone who tested negative and was sent home then ended up falling ill again and testing positive a second time. Don’t know the authenticity of it however. 

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3 hours ago, B&F said:
I do not know if logic works here.  Someone can have symptoms for 14 days.  That is when they are most likely going to spread the virus.  It is unlikely
it can be spread when someone is not showing symptoms.
 
Hypothetically if every single person that showed symptoms was quarantined for 14 days we could get it under control.
 
Since we are partially quarantining lets double the days to 28 to get where we want.

There are about two days before symptoms show where you are contagious. There are also asymptomatic cases where someone acts as a carrier and has no symptoms. 

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8 hours ago, B&F said:

The more I read the more optimistic I become.  Baseball June 15th.

I am with you. I have been optimistic since the start of this pandemic as more information has become available..

On a side note, as it is his duty to help the baseball world.. Manfred stated yesterday his hope is to have baseball getting ramped back up sometime in May. He also acknowledged a 162 game season is not likely.

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[ Post removed.  If you try three times to bait people into an argument about Syndergaard's surgery and its possible impact on COVID-19 and nobody bites, maybe you should just troll somewhere else? ]

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10 hours ago, daynlokki said:

Only around 400 people have fully recovered from this virus so far in the US. 

 

what about people that were sick that were not official diagnosed as having coronavirus that would have gotten better. they wouldn't show up in any data.

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10 hours ago, daynlokki said:

Only around 400 people have fully recovered from this virus so far in the US. 

Read it takes 2-3 weeks to recover..still early is my guess

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1 hour ago, SpecialFNK said:

 

what about people that were sick that were not official diagnosed as having coronavirus that would have gotten better. they wouldn't show up in any data.

Either would the same group for flu tests and recoveries. Only thing we can base this off of is current cases, deaths and recoveries. Over twice as many deaths as recoveries so far. Can’t assume anything about statistics 

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State-level data is extremely suspect at this point with state agencies so overwhelmed.  Probably best to look at nationwide trends that will tend to smooth out the discrepancies between states doing a better job vs. those who might be backlogged.

Nationwide trend of cases growing exponentially continues unabated.

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Just now, tonycpsu said:

State-level data is extremely suspect at this point with state agencies so overwhelmed.  Probably best to look at nationwide trends that will tend to smooth out the discrepancies between states doing a better job vs. those who might be backlogged.

Nationwide trend of cases growing exponentially continues unabated.

Exactly. Washington’s own website hasn’t been updated since 3/23 as their case numbers and test number have overwhelmed their server. 

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