The Ohsaa has disallowed all fans from attending the tournament.basketball games. The NBA has suspended its season indefinately. Will we see track season be affected by this?
I seriously hope not. Complete over-reaction, but Dewine is a classic over-reactor. Scared of his own shadow.We'll see what the governor has to say in his official directive later today (Thursday). It wouldnt surprise me if at some point all sports(HS and NCAA) are cancelled for the rest of this school year.
Agreed. There is plenty of opportunity to discuss politics in both the "General" and especially the "Debate" forums.Sott has hit the nail on the head. This is a constantly evolving situation and it is hard to know what to do. With the virulence of covid-19, and the unknown aspects of the virus, it is better to err on the side of caution. This is all going to get worse before it gets better and once testing is made more available the number of cases will skyrocket. These types of viruses always increase exponentially. With covid-19 being a coronavirus, many forget that animals and humans can become infected. SARS and MERS were devastating coronaviruses and while the mortality rate of those coronaviruses was greater than covid-19, there are still a lot of unknowns about this new coronavirus. Who is to say that there won't be a mutation at some point?
I love sports and competition as much as anyone but there are things in life that are infinitely more important - such as taking precautions to protect those that are more susceptible to viruses of this nature and doing what is deemed necessary to make that happen. I have a kid that attends an Ivy. Everyone at her school needs to be off campus very soon. The school has students from every state and most every country. The logistical nightmare and impacts of all of school closings is so much greater than canceled sporting events.
Lastly, this is the 2nd thread I have been reading on this forum in the last week that has had political overtones injected into it. I have enjoyed the XC and track forums as being one of the things that I can read that is apolitical. Getting away from the toxicity of how politics is today is a nice break from what seems to be the norm these days. I will stop contributing to and reading this forum if it begins to have a political bent to it.
Hundreds of thousands died from swine flu worldwide in 2009-2010 and I barely knew it was happening.From a former athlete of mine who is an epidemiologist: "We lost the chance to make this relatively minor. We could have done what South Korea did. That is no longer possible. Now it is a matter of how many people die. If we don't take it seriously enough then it will be many thousands of people. A simple reading of public opinion makes me think that is the most likely case. I hope I am wrong."