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Coronavirus this n that

Post by Manfred » March 12th, 2020, 9:14 am

How will this be affecting all of us, participating or viewing our sporting events in the immediate future? Thoughts, commentary, etc. invited here. :-?
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Post by knowitall » March 12th, 2020, 9:57 am

Day two of the PIAA state swimming championships is underway at the otherwise shuttered Bucknell University.

Are PA schools waiting until the state basketball championships are completed to shut down?

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Post by knowitall » March 12th, 2020, 9:58 am

It was just announced that the Laurel Mountain Hockey League’s playoffs have been cancelled.

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Post by Crimson's Ghost » March 12th, 2020, 10:02 am

I’m expecting the PIAA to make an announcement today. At the very least I wouldn’t expect fans at games. But I wouldn’t be surprised if the entire basketball tournament is postponed.

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Post by Manfred » March 12th, 2020, 10:32 am

Unfortunate. Where was all the related paranoia with the influenza-A, which isn't included in the flu vaccines?
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Post by Crimson's Ghost » March 12th, 2020, 11:01 am

Looks like the state tournament is being suspended for two weeks then will be re-evaluated.

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Post by ChrisKentRam » March 12th, 2020, 11:19 am

Is this confirmed somewhere Crimson?

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Re: Coronavirus this n that

Post by konjo78 » March 12th, 2020, 12:16 pm

The reason for the extra news or worry with COVID-19 are a few things.

1. It spreads simarly but also faster than the flu/other seasonal disease. The airborne nature of it allows it to transfer person to person/person to surface very easily.

2. There is no vaccine for it yet or will be ready for around a year. So the battle is just the human body, which has a pretty good success rate, but even then the mortality rate is a lot higher than the flu.

3. 5% of infected reqiure hospitilazation. This is the top reason you are seeing these type of measures brought to stop public gatherings. If in 2 months we have this spread across country in total a lot of hospitals will not be able to handle the amounts of people who may need to be put in a hospital. Not to mention hospitals also include a lot with weak immune systems, a main target of COVID-19.


Just dont blame piaa, nba, news, trump, democrats or anyone. Everyone is taking similar precautions right now

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Post by El-Moldo » March 12th, 2020, 12:35 pm

Just watched Channel 6 noon news. A lead story was classes suspended at Penn State and State College High School. Then came the old "Oh, by the way", classes at the University of Pittsburgh, including branch campus at Johnstown have also been suspended. Seriously, don't you think our local campus, with hundreds of commuters, should have had precedence over others mentioned? Locals depend on Channel 6 for local news. Turned the station back to WTAE.

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Re: Coronavirus this n that

Post by abpk2903 » March 12th, 2020, 2:25 pm

Sucks to be unimportant

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