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    ICE CREAM ???!!! lefty's Avatar
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    And this is going to keep happening. Anyone who thinks this season isn't over is nuts. Sorry Lakers, Bucks, and Clippers fans for having a potential championship season snatched away but it's gone.
    CIA Pop tbh

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    And this is going to keep happening. Anyone who thinks this season isn't over is nuts. Sorry Lakers, Bucks, and Clippers fans for having a potential championship season snatched away but it's gone.
    The NBA should force all players to intentionally get it now, self quarantine, and get it over with. That way they’d all be recovered & immune and the season can resume with no fans in attendance. Professional athletes in their 20s-30s will not have any serious symptoms from it.

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    They should just keep playing, get tested after every game and whichever team is the last to become infected, rings imho.

  4. #54
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    Tom Hanks didn't know he was sick
    Neither did Rudy

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    The NBA should force all players to intentionally get it now, self quarantine, and get it over with. That way they’d all be recovered & immune and the season can resume with no fans in attendance. Professional athletes in their 20s-30s will not have any serious symptoms from it.
    they can still get reinfected and spread it

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    They should just keep playing, get tested after every game and whichever team is the last to become infected, rings imho.
    they can be infected and not show it in tests for a while

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    Pretty ing terrifying if true.




    We can now read the Imperial College report on COVID-19 that led to the extreme measures we've seen in the US this week. Read it; it's terrifying. I'll offer a summary in this thread; please correct me if I've gotten it wrong.https://imperial.ac.uk/media/imperial-college/medicine/sph/ide/gida-fellowships/Imperial-College-COVID19-NPI-modelling-16-03-2020.pdf

    The Imperial College team plugged infection and death rates from China/Korea/Italy into epidemic modeling software and ran a simulation: what happens if the US does absolutely nothing -- if we treat COVID-19 like the flu, go about our business, and let the virus take its course?


    Here's what would happen: 80% of Americans would get the disease. 0.9% of them would die. Between 4 and 8 percent of all Americans over the age of 70 would die. 2.2 million Americans would die from the virus itself.

    It gets worse. People with severe COVID-19 need to be put on ventilators. 50% of those on ventilators still die, but the other 50% live. But in an unmitigated epidemic, the need for ventilators would be 30 times the number available in the US. Nearly 100% of these patients die.

    So the actual death toll from the virus would be closer to 4 million Americans -- in a span of 3 months. 8-15% of all Americans over 70 would die.

    How many is 4 million people? It's more Americans than have died all at once from anything, ever. It's the population of Los Angeles. It's 4 times the number of Americans who died in the Civil War...on both sides combined. It's two-thirds as many people as died in the Holocaust.

    Americans make up 4.4% of the world's population. If we extrapolate these numbers to the rest of the world (warning: MOE is high here), this gives us 90 million deaths globally from COVID-19, in 3-6 months. 15 Holocausts. 1.5 times as many people as died in all of World War II.

    Now, of course countries won't stand by and do nothing. So the Imperial College team ran the numbers again, this time assuming a "mitigation" strategy: all symptomatic cases in the US in isolation. Families of those cases quarantined. All Americans over 70 social distancing.

    This mitigation strategy is what you've seen a lot of people talking about when they say we should "flatten the curve": try to slow the spread of the disease to the people most likely to die from it, to avoid overwhelming hospitals.

    And it does flatten the curve -- but not nearly enough. The death rate from the disease is cut in half, but it still kills 1.1 million Americans all by itself. The peak need for ventilators falls by two-thirds, but it still exceeds the number of ventilators in the US by 8 times.

    That leaves the actual death toll in the US at right around 2 million deaths. The population of Houston. Two Civil Wars. One-third of the Holocaust. Globally, 45 million people die: 7.5 Holocausts, 3/4 of World War II. That's what happens if we rely on mitigation & common sense.

    Finally, the Imperial College team ran the numbers again, assuming a "suppression" strategy: isolate symptomatic cases, quarantine their family members, social distancing for the whole population, all public gatherings/most workplaces shut down, schools and universities close.

    Suppression works! The death rate in the US peaks 3 weeks from now at a few thousand deaths, then goes down. We hit but don't exceed the number of available ventilators. The nightmarish death tolls from the rest of the study disappear.

    But here's the catch: if we EVER relax suppression before a vaccine is administered to the entire population, COVID-19 comes right back and kills millions of Americans in a few months, the same as before.

    After the 1st suppression period ends in July, we could probably lift restrictions for a month, followed by 2 more months of suppression, in a repeating pattern without triggering an outbreak or overwhelming the ventilator supply. Staggering breaks by city could do a bit better.

    But we simply cannot EVER allow the virus to spread throughout the entire population in the way other viruses do, because it is just too deadly. If lots of people we know end up getting COVID-19, it means millions of Americans are dying. It simply can't be allowed to happen.

    How quickly will a vaccine be here? Last week three separate research teams announced they had developed vaccines. Yesterday, one of them (with FDA approval) injected its vaccine into a live person, without waiting for animal testing. That's an extreme measure, but necessary.

    Now, though, they have to monitor the test subject for 14 months to make sure the vaccine is safe. This part can't be rushed: if you're going to inoculate all humans, you have to make absolutely sure the vaccine itself won't kill them. It probably won't, but you have to be sure.

    Assuming the vaccine is safe and effective, it will still take several months to produce enough to inoculate the global population. For this reason, the Imperial College team estimated it will be about 18 months until the vaccine is available.

    During those 18 months, things are going to be very difficult and very scary. Our economy and society will be disrupted in profound ways. And if suppression actually works, it will feel like we're doing all this for nothing, because infection and death rates will remain low.

    It's easy to get people to come together in common sacrifice in the middle of a war. It's very hard to get them to do so in a pandemic that looks invisible precisely because suppression methods are working. But that's exactly what we're going to have to do. /end

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    Lets speculate using faulty reasoning and numbers and panic.

    Houston and LA have 18m combined population, not 6m

    Ignored the rest

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    The NBA should force all players to intentionally get it now, self quarantine, and get it over with. That way they’d all be recovered & immune and the season can resume with no fans in attendance. Professional athletes in their 20s-30s will not have any serious symptoms from it.
    Yeah, that would work...

    No one knows right now if you are immune after you had it once.

    they can still get reinfected and spread it
    Exactly.

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    More NBA players catching virus from partying than contact in the game.

    today's NBA as a contact sport

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    The NBA should force all players to intentionally get it now, self quarantine, and get it over with. That way they’d all be recovered & immune and the season can resume with no fans in attendance. Professional athletes in their 20s-30s will not have any serious symptoms from it.
    lol immune... you mean like that 36 yr old in china who was just "cured" and released from quarantine only to contract covid-19 and die days later?

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    Lets speculate using faulty reasoning and numbers and panic.

    Houston and LA have 18m combined population, not 6m

    Ignored the rest
    city of LA has population of 4 mil.
    county of LA has population of 10 mil

    houston has about 2 mil

    their numbers are fine

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    He might be in trouble.

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    Is gobert outta quarantine yet

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    Is there anything in this world that smells better than bacon? Imagine not being able to smell bacon. I feel sorry for Rudy tbh.

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    This is horrible.

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    • All Utah Jazz players and personnel -- including Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitc -- have been cleared by the Utah Department of Health after completing their respective periods of isolation and quarantine following exposure to COVID-19.


      The Department of Health has determined that no Jazz player/staffer poses a risk of infection to others. However, Utah players and staffers will continue to practice social distancing and limiting time outside of their homes to essential activities, in accordance with CDC and NBA recommendations.

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      SOURCE: Shams Charania On Twitter
      Mar 27, 2020








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