We know this spike isn't due to increased testing because the number of new cases outpaces the increase in testing - the % of postive tests is high. It's obviously not increased testing that's responsible.
Flattening the curve is not a one-and-done scenario. We flatten it for a while, and we have completely undone those efforts now and are back to where we started. Worse, in fact. And the same concerns we have when we endeavored to flatten the curse in the first place are facing us again. And where the HELL are you getting the idea that the death rate is comparable to the flu? That is absolutely not true, the death rate for corona is far worse and that's even ignoring the possibility of significant, permanent damage for survivors.
Wearing a mask is not a big fucking deal, what the hell is wrong with people?
When the virus first came out, I made a mask out of an old t-shirt. You should be able to do the same that is plenty big I'd think. There's youtube videos on how to do it if you aren't very crafty yourself (like me).
Because first, the world doesnt revolve around you, which is a message people who refuse to do something so simple as wearing a mask will never get. The ultimate spoiled children. And second, masks aren't 100% perfect force fields against the virus, in either direction. But we know enough about the transmission of the virus and we have some quality data now on the efficacy of masks to make wearing them a no-brainer. That's a fact. Masks are a no-branier way to significantly slow the spread of the virus.
Stupid, selfish people like you are why the United States is spiking in corona cases while most of the rest of the world has gotten it far more under control.
Yeah, you're right! I should be able to steal things and murder people. REAL FREEDOM!
Not a fan of the 6 teams, having an off-week is far too large an advantage to give a team. Besides not having the hurdle of another win to earn, having that extra week to rest, get healthy, and gameplan is massive. Just expand straight to 8.
It takes some time for the number of deaths to catch up to the number of new cases. People don't contract COVID and die immediately.
Yeah great idea, who cares if some athletes die or sustain permanent damage so long as nobody forfeits during the season. Disgusting post and stupid idea.
How many lives are worth having a football season? If we had perfectly accurate testing, I'd say a season is doable with getting players tested at least every week, but there are still a lot of false negatives from testing when people are actually positive. Players will get infected, and pass it on to other players. Even now there are schools having players test positive and we haven't really even started.
How exactly are they making it appear as if they are trying to avoid liability when there is no language in there trying to absolve them of liability? And let's keep in mind, why SHOULD the university be liable if a player contracts COVID through their own negligence? Which is essentially all this document is doing - making sure they have it down in writing that they've shared the best information they can with players so they can avoid catching COVID through their own ignorance and/or negligence.
What the media or anyone else calls the document is irrelevant. What matters is the content. What rights are the players giving up by signing this, exactly? There isn't any assumption of liability in there, and there is nothing in there where OSU is forcing them to agree not to sue the university. Frankly, think an even stronger document would be reasonable. Think of the liability places of employment, universities, and other entities are taking on by allowing people to congregate. People ARE going to catch COVID. College players WILL catch COVID. And you can bet some will get the idea to sue when it happens. This document isn't even doing anything to curb that.
The only protection it really affords OSU is that they can say "Look, we tried to make the players fully aware of the risks of participating in college athletics, and provide them with the best and most up to date info for them to protect their own health and the health of those around them. This pledge was one such tool we used." What is so unreasonable about that?
All due respect to Chase and rest of the boys, this was the best player in college football this year. He was a monster.
That replay official can go suck a fat one. He should retire because he sucks at his job.
I totally agree. He has a big tendency to hold the ball too long and think his legs will get him out of the situation, and on a bad knee in particular it's causing some issues. I hope his knee is right by gametime or they work with him on getting rid of the ball more quickly.
Boom, he can enjoy his final year chasing back to back titles now!
If you assume a role as a national analyst, you have to at least try and be objective. Desmond fails horribly at that,it's just a waste of airtime hearing his opinions when Michigan is involved. I don't need to hear a Michigan guy routinely plug his own team, it's of no value to a national audience.
Dude. We had the backups in late. At Michigan. When they're a top 15 team. Their best defense against J.K. was to take his shoes off.
For a coach with only 1 pair of pants, he's sure responsible for handing out a lot of gold pants to our guys.
Collins and Black are both tall, athletic, have good ball skills, and can win 50/50 balls. They catch well in traffic. They're certainly capable of making big plays as a result. I think that's the most likely way they can beat us, if those guys make big catches.
We should be #1, but LSU probably still will be because we "only" beat PSU by 2 scores. There isn't all that much separation in our resumes any more, and we've been far more dominant. Assuming we both win out, our resume will be stronger and it's hard to see us not being #1. But the SEC-boner is strong.
They're probably already bitching about the refs. That's what they do after every game. Always the refs fault.
I don't think they win without KJ Hamler having a monster game - so if I'm them I get the ball in his hands a lot. He's scary no matter who you are and they'll need him to break big plays to be in this game late.
I'd try and replicate what they did last year on us too - wreck havoc in the backfield and make the QB uncomfortable. Haskins was shaky as hell that game and even in the comeback, it was screens doing most of the work. We haven't seen how Fields performs under that kind of pressure yet so I'd be wanting to try and be the team to find out how he does in that circumstance. I'd also take away Dobbins 100% on any zone reads and take my chances with Fields. Either guy is dangerous but I'd rather get more hits on Fields.
Complaining about the refs is the proudest tradition of PSU fans. It's as sure a thing as there is in the universe.
Obviously the #1 thing I want is a win, coming out healthy, etc....but I'd really love for Chase to have like 6 sacks, force 3 turnovers, and absolutely dominate the game against Penn State. Their fans are so irrationally salty already I think their heads would explode.