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Sports let their guard down; COVID makes a comeback

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The double standards among athletes are responsible for much of the resurgence of the pandemic. Superstars are allowed to play, or are held out for other reasons, while supporting role players are the only ones actually suspended for covid.

Watching an NBA game live is a sure way to exposure, as heavy breathing sweaty athletes race up and down the court, only a few feet from spectators, and sometimes ending up in the front row seats.

Football games are as bad, stadiums holding 50-100,000 screaming fans, of whom very few bother to wear a mask.

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DanielsanToday  08:56 am JST

The double standards among athletes are responsible for much of the resurgence of the pandemic. Superstars are allowed to play, or are held out for other reasons, while supporting role players are the only ones actually suspended for covid.

Watching an NBA game live is a sure way to exposure, as heavy breathing sweaty athletes race up and down the court, only a few feet from spectators, and sometimes ending up in the front row seats.

Football games are as bad, stadiums holding 50-100,000 screaming fans, of whom very few bother to wear a mask.

It's that way all over America. People just ain't using their heads! Football, soccer, basketball, hockey - all close contact sports with crowded stadiums and arenas that don't enforce safety standards. Crowded churches, HS homecoming dances, you name it. Last week my hometown had a shiow by the band Genesis who I've seen before in 1992 and love. But because of the pandemic and the lack of safety standard enforcement, I didn't go. I saw FB pictures of the show, if it wasn't sold out then it was very close to it.

I'm not going to any events with a lot of people until the pandemic ends. When that is, I dunno. We have the vaxxes, I got three this year. But we got to play it safe. At least the USA has a real POTUS who is addressing the issue. He's going to give another Presidential Address about it on TV Tuesday night. He's doing his job, what that usurping predecessor didn't do. Yet we must do our part too.

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Most of the players testing positive aren’t displaying any symptoms. So, the best course is to only test players showing symptoms. Problem solved.

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cla68Today  12:08 am JST

Most of the players testing positive aren’t displaying any symptoms. So, the best course is to only test players showing symptoms. Problem solved.

The best policy is just don't play. Train in the gym maybe, with distancing. Because so many players have got sick, the teams are not playing their best. How can you when so many of your best players are getting sick?

This rush to restart MLB, NRL, NCAA and college sports is hurting everyone and the teams are not at their best.

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The virus still has a death rate of 1.6% in the U.S. — roughly 16 times greater than the flu.

yep so the 99.99% survival rate is just another antivaxxer statistic made out of thin air, the actual figure is

98.4%, and no the elderly arent expendable because of peoples freedumb

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