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  2. Balta1701

    2020 Catch-All

    https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/skills/how-to-see-comet-c-2020-f3-neowise/ So there's a naked eye visible comet this month if you're away from too much light pollution. Currently up at Dawn, will be up at Dusk later this month.
  3. Balta1701

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2768351 This is just on hospitalized patients from Italy. Sample size is 143, so not terrible, some biases through it being people hospitalized but given that exception, the real number is probably within 10% of this. Patients studied 60 days after the onset of the illness, a large majority still experiencing symptoms 2 full months later. More than half had mulitple symptoms.
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  5. caulfield12

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    How many National guard, active military and police would you need to actively shut down borders and highways? How to monitor/enforce those not wearing masks without massive nationwide CCTV like China or UK? How to create a nationwide green/yellow/red mobile app everyone would accept (privacy!) and follow for entering public spaces? How to ramp up contact tracing when we have 10-15% of public health budgets and personnel required to actually do so? How to effectively deal with outbreaks in rural areas? Prisons? Homeless/veteran communities? Illegal or legal immigrants afraid to interact with hospitals or basically any government entity? How to take care of all those long lines of people seeking food assistance, to prevent even more spread? How to create local delivery/logistics systems that can scale up to the level of feeding everyone at home? How to keep people from leaving home...we don’t have everyone living in apartment blocks with fences and gates to lock down...so there’s no realistic way to stop people from going out. How to deal with the issue of those who are losing health insurance or don’t even have it, meaning they’re not going to get tested, and are even unlikely to seek treatment? How to deal with implementing school safety policies with massive increased costs, but also massive budget shortfalls? And how to get the 2/3’rds of the country to “reunite“ with the 1/3rd who are against masking, against vaccines (conspiracy!), against any abridgment of “freedoms” to suddenly become compliant when we’re increasingly nearing every man for himself territory...the inherent selfishness of our capitalist system pits everyone against each other, young vs. old, essential worker vs. those getting more than previously for sitting home, teachers vs. students vs. parent vs. daycares vs. employers, CEO’s and Top 1% vs. the middle class, white collar workers vs. disproportionately minority lower wage workers??? The system ends up with a survival of the fittest mentality, compared to countries like Australia/NZ, Germany, Denmark/Finland/Norway, Iceland, Canada, etc., that have much more equal or balanced societies. So you’re either seeing success from authoritarian systems where citizens are forced to comply/cooperate (China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore), more “obedient/collectivist” but democratic countries (Japan, South Korea) or the type of fair/equitable counties listed in the aforementioned paragraph. The US just doesn’t fit into any of those three categories.
  6. SoxAce

    2019-2020 Official NBA Thread

    Luol Deng opens up on 2014 trade from Bulls: ‘I remember I felt betrayed’
  7. BrianAnderson

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Because incentives aren't in place. Follow the money. Always. When you broadcast to the US that you're open for business,, nobody has to wear a mask, come eat and drink inside! you're going to have swarms of people then travel and go do those things in your state. Thus creating a never ending cycle. Which we are in now. TX, FL, AZ all made a big to do about how they're returning to normal. As much as it sucks there's a lot of dumb people who dont believe science and math and think this is some kind of government hoax to take their power and freedom and financial stability away. Currently there's no incentive to keep your states businesses closed when others are open. You start turning into the bad guy. (Even though in reality youre the good guy). However in the plan above (which admittedly is hard to enforce) now you have the incentive in place that if guidelines are followed, then you can actually open up businesses normally. And then once you're on that list, you can start visiting the other states that are on said list. it creates an economic incentive. Testing + making the area you need to monitor smaller = solution. All a message board idea though - if it were that easy to execute it'd happen by now. These people in power aren't necessarily dumb, they're smart people that have a nearly impossible job to complete in a tough environment.
  8. Actually they are having revenue issues. There are very few sports that actually make a profit. Brown had actually terminated their track and field program due to revenue issues. However, once the BLM protested because it would severely decrease their aid to under represented groups, it was reinstated. The decreased revenue and refunds due to the pandemic is hitting all schools. Dartmouth has eliminated 5 sports. Stanford while not an Ivy League school has eliminated 11 varsity sports. As a group there only 5 sports which generate a profit across DI schools: all men's sports, basketball, baseball, Lacrosse, Hockey and Wrestling. Certain schools may generate profits from sports such as football but as a whole sports do not generate much profit.
  9. Balta1701

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I'm waiting to see one that has learned.
  10. Harry Chappas

    2020 College Football thread

    They can because they don't need the revenue or the enrollment. It is easy for them to do.
  11. BrianAnderson

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    However if Texas opens, and a rule is in place where Texas residents can only be in Texas, then we don't have a spread outside of Texas. Then states learn from other states mistakes. If you want to open to other states & get your own economy back rolling then you better make decisions that align with health guidelines. Once you're cleared on a list, then you have the ability to fly and drive to the other states on the list. It incentives the local government to take accountability and make smart decisions. nobody would want to be AZ or TX on that list .. the last one to open their economy back up. unfortunately At this point, I forget where I read it, but some health official basically said the cats out of the bag - it has spread too far and too wide to get this thing under control again. And that's probably true. So to me, how do you fix that? Well you tell individuals no flying, no driving to other states, no anything. You live in whatever state you choose and you're there until that state has the okay. You have make the problem smaller, and to me the best way is restricting travel. It reduces the area you have to control. To the hospital point Going bankrupt just means more money in the pockets of bankruptcy lawyers and defaulting on debt. You restructure and come out the other end. It's not like these places cease to exist. It just reallocates the capital and ownership. Just like when United and American go BK sometime (if not again bailed out). They just took that grant from the government, pays those employees through October and then as soon as that dates expires they'll be fired and be on unemployment.. a different government payroll. These companies had and have no plan to keep employing employees. To the bars and restaurants -- i agree. I'm at a loss of how to help them and how to prop up 10% of the economy. Restaurants and bars are the lifeblood of local communities. Unfortunately this type of thing is really going to hurt the local business with the chains more apt to survive, or re-emerge via banking/loans. It's sad. It's also almost impossible to run a restaurant in a good economy. Margins are shit. I think outside dining is a real solution - but unfortunately is hot as hell lately and not really helping. I don't think we should be eating inside at all. But outside dining at 50% doesn't pay the rent really ... cant raise prices, nobody has jobs. No idea. It sucks. Buy gift cards to help those local places!! money in their pocket now, with no expenses out. Hope that you can use it in the future and it wasn't a donation.
  12. Balta1701

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Texas has had 10% of its recorded COVID-19 deaths in the past 3 days.
  13. Balta1701

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Is this the wrong link?
  14. For a time, it looked like this team was going to the Series. In mid-June, they had a seven game road trip when they first went to Cleveland and then New York. The Sox won all seven. They returned home to a crowd of over 40,000. But came the deflating playoffs. Big blowhard David Wells came the next year and things went south. 2001 was nothing but a bad memory. It was great when Iguchi homered off of fat ass Wells in the '05 playoffs.
  15. StrangeSox

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Yeah I was being sarcastic. Positive test rate lets you know when you're doing enough tests, something like 5% or below. But if you're still seeing hundreds or now over a thousand cases a day and climbing, it doesn't tell you too much. We've been increasing the 3- and 7-day average case count for over two weeks now. What is Illinois doing to contain the spread, right now, today? Because the metrics all lag by at best 7-14 days from the actual situation. If we wait to do anything to slow down the spread until we are hitting a couple thousand cases a day or more, we'll have guaranteed ourselves weeks of continuingly increasing counts after that point.
  16. Yearnin' for Yermin

    Sox Summer Camp Catch All Thread

    If Jose Abreu can play 1B, Yermin can play 3B.
  17. Jose Abreu

    Sox Summer Camp Catch All Thread

    I thought "For those who said Yermin can't play third:" was serious but I guess it could've been tongue in cheek
  18. Squirmin' for Yermin

    Sox Summer Camp Catch All Thread

    I don't think anyone is serious about playing Yermin at 3B.
  19. Jose Abreu

    Sox Summer Camp Catch All Thread

    I can tell baseball is back because there's a new movement annoying me. During the first part of the offseason, it was all the people who wanted Adam Engel to platoon in RF because of a flukey sample against LHP. Now, it's the "play Mercedes at 3B, how bad can it be" camp. If it's true that Moncada has COVID and is asymptomatic, then chances are he's back within a week from now and (hopefully) Mercedes goes back to DH/C
  20. CaliSoxFanViaSWside

    Sox Summer Camp Catch All Thread

    https://www.si.com/mlb/whitesox/news/gio-gonzález-a-white-sox-cultural-retrospective This from a few days ago includes a 16 minute video interview with Gio Gonzalez and Sox media members Ballatini, Fegan , Duber Levine etc, GG talks about how his shoulder feels , how he might be used , the other starters ( remember he knew Giolito and Lopez with the Nats ) and wondering if he will ever throw a pitch as a White Sox, in jest of course.
  21. StateStSports

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Actually cases are going up. Positive rate is lower than yesterday at least.
  22. ScooterMcGee

    2021 White Sox Schedule Released!

    Man how I would love for the divisions to be redesigned and for Milwaukee to be in the Sox' division.
  23. southsider2k5

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Quit testing?
  24. hi8is

    2021 White Sox Schedule Released!

    And tidal waves couldn't save the world from Californication!
  25. flavum

    2021 White Sox Schedule Released!

    Sox and Twins would (will) be done with each other in August. 19 meetings in an 82-game period.
  26. StrangeSox

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Back over a thousand cases per day for the first time in over a month. What is our plan to control this and stop them from continuing to increase? https://twitter.com/edyong209/status/1281289583674736642
  27. The Ivy League has cancelled all Fall Sports.
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