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bayareabadger

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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #70 on: May 24, 2020, 01:30:15 PM »
UM president says no football if students aren't on campus


https://twitter.com/Bachscore/status/1264560633862815744?s=19
I mean, that makes sense. 

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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #71 on: May 24, 2020, 02:24:14 PM »
It's not an SEC thing. The NCAA voted on it and all schools are allowed to open up voluntary activities on June 8.
This is like not wearing masks or wielding firearms......just because you can do something doesn't mean you should.
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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #72 on: May 24, 2020, 03:10:08 PM »
I get a notion that the mask thing is underappreciated as a preventative, looking at some Asian precedents.  It's not for you, it's for them, and I can't fathom the resistance to wearing one at times.

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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #73 on: May 24, 2020, 07:56:51 PM »
I get a notion that the mask thing is underappreciated as a preventative, looking at some Asian precedents.  It's not for you, it's for them, and I can't fathom the resistance to wearing one at times.
The only explanation I can fathom is that it is a political statement, often masquerading--perhaps even in the non-mask-wearer's own mind--as something else.
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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #74 on: May 24, 2020, 08:36:18 PM »
I mean, that makes sense.
It does if you consider football players and regular students equal in the classroom
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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #75 on: May 24, 2020, 08:48:09 PM »
It does if you consider football players and regular students equal in the classroom
I probably don't. 

But if the school can't do some approximation of school things, it seems very generous to let back 100 kids just so they can play sports on TV. It announces this is a mostly separate enterprise, and college sports ain't gonna do that. 

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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #76 on: May 24, 2020, 08:49:21 PM »
so, they perpetuate the lie?

I'm good with that
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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #77 on: May 24, 2020, 08:50:34 PM »
lotta $$$ at stake

if this doesn't pull the curtain back from the truth, nothing will 
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« Reply #78 on: May 24, 2020, 08:56:23 PM »
lotta $$$ at stake

if this doesn't pull the curtain back from the truth, nothing will
More at stake with 10s of thousands possibly paying reduced tuiton and room and board

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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #79 on: May 25, 2020, 01:15:19 AM »
The only explanation I can fathom is that it is a political statement, often masquerading--perhaps even in the non-mask-wearer's own mind--as something else.
I read an article that included reference to multiple researchers who conclude the use of masks by 80% of the population would stop the spread, and thus end the pandemic. With that kind of evidence, I am not sure why political leaders at the highest level do not model this behavior. Unless they have evidence the virus will either magically go away, or there will be a vaccine in place by September, it would seem to be in their political interest to model and encourage mask wearing while citing the research. 

I do think the mask has preventative value for the wearer, although clearly it has more preventative value for those around the wearer. A face shield with a mask would be the ideal. I actually saw someone with a face shield and mask outside the local grocery store Friday in our town of 5,000. Inside the grocery store on Friday I was surprised to see mask use was up to about 50% or higher; other days I have been in there has been closer to 30%. 

Sunday, at the local Casey's General Store (convenience store for those outside their marketing area), no customer except one (moi) wore a mask. Two or three workers had masks; the other six or seven inside the store had none. 

We have had only 13 confirmed cases in this county, but I am quite certain there have been many more cases.

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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #80 on: May 25, 2020, 07:02:48 AM »
I get a notion that the mask thing is underappreciated as a preventative and I can't fathom the resistance to wearing one at times.
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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #81 on: May 25, 2020, 07:48:36 AM »
Yes, some university Presidents want to maintain the fiction that athletes are "just students" like everyone else.

Some of them of course are decent to good students, but they are athletes first in everyone's eyes in reality, athletes who happen to go to class, some.

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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #82 on: May 25, 2020, 08:46:24 AM »
Damn shame I can't walk into the bank these days - I like cheap thrills
you are certainly free to drive to the bank wearing a mask
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Re: Opening up for Football
« Reply #83 on: May 25, 2020, 08:49:16 AM »
I read an article that included reference to multiple researchers who conclude the use of masks by 80% of the population would stop the spread, and thus end the pandemic. With that kind of evidence, I am not sure why political leaders at the highest level do not model this behavior. Unless they have evidence the virus will either magically go away, or there will be a vaccine in place by September, it would seem to be in their political interest to model and encourage mask wearing while citing the research.

to heck with modeling, if wearing masks would kill this virus, why not send everyone a 6 month supply of masks instead of $600?  Then pass a law that could be enforced to make sure folks wore them in public.
This is the first I've heard of this research, but then I don't follow the media.
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