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1 minute ago, Godsmack said:

Never let a disaster go to waste!

It is sad to think that there are some in this country popping champagne bottles and toasting over this situation.

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I do want to call out that it isn’t just the sporting events.  They are the prescient example, but It’s American institutions and way of life.

We don’t prevent arenas from selling alcohol and corn syrup and other things that lead to the pandemics in this country that kill on a way bigger scale than Covid19...Diabetes, cancer, alcoholism

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20 minutes ago, siouxfan512 said:

I love how so many people on public forums, especially a sport forum, deems themselves both economic and medical experts.

My understanding is, Covid-19 is not overly dangerous unless you are older, or you have a compromised immune system. Of course there are exceptions to this.

Several on social media think it is more important to continue to play sporting events, than try to limit a virus that is lethal to a certain part of the population. That does not mean that you can keep that part of the population away from the even to contain the spread. Even if only young people attend the events the virus can spread among them, creating exponentially more infected people that can then infect people who are older or have compromised immune systems.

I totally get the terrible economic impact of cancelling tournaments, schools, businesses, etc. but what are people supposed to do? Continue as is, and if people get infected or die, that's just too bad?

There is no great solution here, but any solution is certainly not as black or white and many here and other public forums think. This thing is affecting everyone ... infected people, uninfected people, kids, adults, elderly, businesses, schools, teams, athletes, and certainly after checking my 401k ... me. Ugh!

Everyone gets their opinion, but there seems to be a little lack of compassion for human health and life from some posters.

Would more people die from car accidents on the way to all of these games, or carona virus contracted at these games?

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1 minute ago, yzerman19 said:

I do want to call out that it isn’t just the sporting events.  They are the prescient example, but It’s American institutions and way of life.

We don’t prevent arenas from selling alcohol and corn syrup and other things that lead to the pandemics in this country that kill on a way bigger scale than Covid19...Diabetes, cancer, alcoholism

Just wait until there is socialized health care...

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Monsanto and climate change unearthed the bat in China...next we will learn that the victims become zombies...

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How about this?  When this current crisis subsides, take the top 4 in the pairwise and have a tournament. 

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3 minutes ago, nodak651 said:

Would more people die from car accidents on the way to all of these games, or carona virus contracted at these games?

Good question.   

Also, now that all forms of entertainment have seemingly been cancelled, how many people who would've stayed home watching sports on tv, are now going to go out and about infecting and becoming infected, because they are bored out of their mind?

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When they start cancelling schools K-12......the economic workforce is going to go into a tailspin. Healthcare facilities will be greatly affected.

OH closed school for 3 weeks.

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1 minute ago, Oxbow6 said:

When they start cancelling schools K-12......the economic workforce is going to go into a tailspin.

OH closed school for 3 weeks.

Well at least no ICU nurses or docs have kids...oh wait

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2 minutes ago, Oxbow6 said:

When they start cancelling schools K-12......the economic workforce is going to go into a tailspin. Healthcare facilities will be greatly affected.

OH closed school for 3 weeks.

Locally, parents are already calling the school, inquiring about switching their kids to home schooling.

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1 hour ago, MafiaMan said:

So where do you hit the reset button?  Do you not play any games next fall/winter and just pick up the NCHC tournament first round come next March?  I don't have the answer either, but this season looks like it'll be a nice big * in the scorecard of sports history everywhere.

It's like when dirt track racing features get rained out.  You run them prior to next week's racing.

Play the tourney next October and then start the new year.

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It needs to be said again. in 2009, 59 million Americans contracted the H1N1 virus.  12,000 Americans died.  We are no where near to those numbers here in the United States..  Everyone just needs to relax.  Is everyone being maybe a little over precautious?  Maybe.  But we were fine back in 2009 and moved on as a country.  We will get through this as well.

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1 hour ago, mikejm said:

I’m sitting in Denver International Airport right now and I’ve never seen this place so underpopulated. There are a lot of people who are NOT flying. 
 

I wouldn’t be, but I’m on my way to work. 

We have a trip to Denver planned in July.  Paid $250 for 2 tickets a couple weeks ago.

I checked back last night and found round trip from MSP to Denver for $38

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7 minutes ago, Siouxperfan7 said:

It needs to be said again. in 2009, 59 million Americans contracted the H1N1 virus.  12,000 Americans died.  We are no where near to those numbers here in the United States..  Everyone just needs to relax.  Is everyone being maybe a little over precautious?  Maybe.  But we were fine back in 2009 and moved on as a country.  We will get through this as well.

I was not a math major during my tenure at UND, but the above numbers indicate a 2009 H1N1 mortality rate of 0.00203%.

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17 minutes ago, Oxbow6 said:

When they start cancelling schools K-12......the economic workforce is going to go into a tailspin. Healthcare facilities will be greatly affected.

OH closed school for 3 weeks.

 

Just transferred $5k more into my brokerage account.  Cash ready to buy.  This is going to happen and the market is going to drop another 20% as panic on Main Street starts to settle in.  I'm buying at that point.

"Potter isn't selling. Potter's buying! And why? Because we're panicky and he's not."

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9 minutes ago, Yote 53 said:

 

Just transferred $5k more into my brokerage account.  Cash ready to buy.  This is going to happen and the market is going to drop another 20% as panic on Main Street starts to settle in.  I'm buying at that point.

"Potter isn't selling. Potter's buying! And why? Because we're panicky and he's not."

I have enough ammo, food and TP stocked up so my remaining funds I have will be dumped into the stock market. The question is when to buy. I thought we would have already seen the bottom but the country is still going full stupid.

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43 minutes ago, Oxbow6 said:

It is sad to think that there are some in this country popping champagne bottles and toasting over this situation.

There aren't. WTF

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18 minutes ago, Sioux>Bison said:

Just think of all the people who are going to suffer because of losing their jobs because of all these cancellations. How are people going to feed their kids or themselves? This overreaction will kill more people than the actual virus. We need to live our lives as usual with extra precautions. I blame the MSM for stoking this just to try and take down the president. Just think of all the medical experts they are not putting on the news. What a waste of breath......

If schools close child neglect will rise as kids will be left to fend for themselves while parents try to work or find work. 

Child abuse will rise due to parents staying at home with their kids but having a sense of helplessness and frustration and then desperation set it.

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30 minutes ago, franchise said:

It's like when dirt track racing features get rained out.  You run them prior to next week's racing.

Play the tourney next October and then start the new year.

Why wait until then? NHL is suspended so nobody is leaving to go pro. Wait until the end of April to start the regionals and everything can be completed this school year.

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The original decision by the NCAA yesterday afternoon (no fans, only family, essential personnel), was clearly well thought out. What's frustrating is starting with the Jazz / Thunder game and everything that has happened since not NBA related has felt very knee jerk. 

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10% drop in Dow........all bets are off if it drops below 20000 tomorrow. 

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4 minutes ago, Oxbow6 said:

10% drop in Dow........all bets are off if it drops below 20000 tomorrow. 

Shut it down...can’t they take the day off?

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18 minutes ago, Kermit's Luck said:

There aren't. WTF

I'd bet my last square of tp that pelosi is lit right now....     

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55 minutes ago, yzerman19 said:

It is callous, but everybody dies.  The world is here for the living.  You lose a regiment to win a war.  What is the greater good?  Protect everyone who might get sick (who might get sick anyway btw) or continue living the great American experiment?  
 

We can’t live in fear of biology.

Solid point, lets stop wasting time and money on cancer, aids ebola, etc.

Clearly I am being facetious, but again, it does not all have to be so black and white. I'm willing to put my trust in medical and economic experts over the public opinion. Doesn't make it fun or convenient, but would you feel different if this affected a different grouping of people? Babies, Children, Young Adults?

My point is there is no perfect answer to how to handle this. Do nothing? Do Everything? Somewhere in between?

I'm not expert, I'm just saying some people need to temper their anger over sporting events, when there are bigger things at stake.

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