Will there be a 2020 season?

KidSilverhair

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How does the UofI state you can't play football but you can go to class, stay in dorms, etc? Maybe it is best to just stop college for the Fall - pick it up in the Spring. If you pay for in-person classes, room and board, and then are sent home for virtual only, do you get your money back? Do the taxpayers get money back for HS and such only doing virtual? If no kids are in the bldgs then you have no bus routes, no bus drivers, no facility usage, no food, no lunch employees, no school nurse, etc.
These are good points. I can't really argue with them.
 

KidSilverhair

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If COVID is so bad, why do we not have biohazard bins everywhere to deposit spent masks and gloves vs having them blow around the parking lots.

Why do we allow mass protests but not allow church gatherings?
You also miss my point - clearly outlined in my post - that total deaths in the US since April are WAY higher than normal. Do you have any explanation for that besides "COVID isn't so bad"?

Maybe we SHOULD have biohazard bins everywhere, but when denialists throw punches when they're asked to even just wear a frickin' mask for 20 minutes ...

Blaming COVID spread on protests is a red herring. If you see coverage of protests, the percentage of those wearing masks is FAR higher than you would expect, and close to 100% higher than you see at church gatherings of congregations who are denying COVID is a problem in the first place. There's proven examples of community spread linked to churches (and other INDOOR, close-contact gatherings) ... while there's also some examples of community spread linked to cities with outdoor protests, it's nowhere near as high as what you might expect.

The motorcycle gathering in Sturgis is an interesting example. With well over 100,000 people in and out of that area over the week, apparently a lot of tracing of those who attended isn't showing that much of a spread back in the communities they went home to. Is it because it was mostly outside? Who can say? At the same time, though, cases in South Dakota are spiking, particularly in some counties near Sturgis. Is there a connection to the event? Again, it's hard to say. That's why we have experts and scientists, instead of random people on the internet (like me) declaring things are definitely this or absolutely not that.

You know, freedom to protest AND freedom of religion are both in the Constitution. So I get that. But when it comes to a pandemic, there's a world of difference between people being outdoors and at least attempting to wear masks, and crowding into an enclosed room and singing on each other while they say "masks are government tyranny designed to take away our freedoms!" You see that, right?

(And as far as "allowing mass protests but not allow church gatherings" - when's the last time you saw police in riot gear breaking up a church service with tear gas and batons?)
 
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roosterk

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I tested positive along with 3 other people who where supposed to have an outpatient procedure the same day (tested 2 day before). Got to stay home for 2 weeks and none of us got sick, tested negative 2 times after.
 
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MepoDawg#

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You also miss my point - clearly outlined in my post - that total deaths in the US since April are WAY higher than normal. Do you have any explanation for that besides "COVID isn't so bad"?

Maybe we SHOULD have biohazard bins everywhere, but when denialists throw punches when they're asked to even just wear a frickin' mask for 20 minutes ...

Blaming COVID spread on protests is a red herring. If you see coverage of protests, the percentage of those wearing masks is FAR higher than you would expect, and close to 100% higher than you see at church gatherings of congregations who are denying COVID is a problem in the first place. There's proven examples of community spread linked to churches (and other INDOOR, close-contact gatherings) ... while there's also some examples of community spread linked to cities with outdoor protests, it's nowhere near as high as what you might expect.

The motorcycle gathering in Sturgis is an interesting example. With well over 100,000 people in and out of that area over the week, apparently a lot of tracing of those who attended isn't showing that much of a spread back in the communities they went home to. Is it because it was mostly outside? Who can say? At the same time, though, cases in South Dakota are spiking, particularly in some counties near Sturgis. Is there a connection to the event? Again, it's hard to say. That's why we have experts and scientists, instead of random people on the internet (like me) declaring things are definitely this or absolutely not that.

You know, freedom to protest AND freedom of religion are both in the Constitution. So I get that. But when it comes to a pandemic, there's a world of difference between people being outdoors and at least attempting to wear masks, and crowding into an enclosed room and singing on each other while they say "masks are government tyranny designed to take away our freedoms!" You see that, right?

(And as far as "allowing mass protests but not allow church gatherings" - when's the last time you saw police in riot gear breaking up a church service with tear gas and batons?)
How do you know how many churches are or aren’t wearing masks and taking other precautions? How many are saying the government is infringing on their rights? I know none of our local churches are, they leave politics out of it as it turns people away. And most churches I know are taking precautions whether it’s social distancing, masks, limited numbers with more services, live streaming etc.

Also, when’s the last time you saw churches throwing things at the police?
 
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Reasoned

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Well, here we are going into week three and although a 2020 season seems possible for many, there are districts (DSM & IC) which have decided to go to all online learning which apparently triggers a suspension of athletic activities, got to feel for those kids. I must say, given all the craziness and upheaval in our world, it’s refreshing to see kids be kids having fun (as players and spectators) and doing something not only “normal” but healthy for them. Here’s to the hope those districts resume competition.
 

Pinehawk

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Big change planning to be announced by the Governor tomorrow. Which will mostly end the need for many schools and teams to quarantine for two weeks. This should be big for helping the rest of the season finish in a positive way.
 

Pinehawk

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