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55 minutes ago, Squirmin' for Yermin said:

This is correct.

This proves that it is indeed not correct.

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4 minutes ago, Quin said:

What do epidemiologists, virologists, and infectious disease experts know???

More than Senator Cotton?

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Just now, Quin said:

What do epidemiologists, virologists, and infectious disease experts know???

This is the result when you have a culture that adheres to alternative facts and disdain for experts. I only follow what Exxon Oil tells me is true. The ultimate goal is what I disdain. I hear we are getting a new pandemic council. Sure wish the previous govt had thought of that. 

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24 minutes ago, pcq said:

This is the result when you have a culture that adheres to alternative facts and disdain for experts. I only follow what Exxon Oil tells me is true. The ultimate goal is what I disdain. I hear we are getting a new pandemic council. Sure wish the previous govt had thought of that. 

This will be blamed on Bolton, guaranteed.  If we had Dr. Stiever (malaria specialist) and Tom Bossert back on the job, it would be like having two more Tony Fauci’s.  People don’t realize that Dr. Fauci is 78, he can’t sustain this level of effort indefinitely without some more expert support.  
 

It’s definitely not coming from Redfield, Azar or Seema Verma.  

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I believe we have to take this seriously and quit with the denials. However, I also saw an example of overreaction and panic at my hometown grocery store this morning. There is nothing wrong with stocking up some, but this was absurd. People had their carts over filled. The store had to put a limit on purchasing toilet paper. (Although I can't blame people for stocking up on that.) The point is people were hoarding when I don't see a reason to. To my knowledge, there has been no concerns about grocery stores not getting merchandise.

I figured I would have least a two-hour wait to get to check out. I didn't have that much, and it wasn't completely essential, so I put everything back and left without buying anything. Another reason I left is that some idiot in front of me was espousing conspiracy theories and I felt my blood pressure spike. 

I'm old enough to remember the energy shortages of the 1970s. Tensions ran high, and there was violence in gas station lines. We don't need a repeat of that.

I'm all for what major league sports is doing at the moment, and I am for other safety measures. But we need a real national discussion so we can cope with the danger of this crisis. What was happening at the store was insane. If people overbuy, they are depriving others of buying. And it wasn't really good to have a huge crowd in that contained space.

One more thing: present day conspiracy theories are giving other viable conspiracy theories a bad name. That's frustrating.

 

 

 

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29 minutes ago, NWINFan said:

I believe we have to take this seriously and quit with the denials. However, I also saw an example of overreaction and panic at my hometown grocery store this morning. There is nothing wrong with stocking up some, but this was absurd. People had their carts over filled. The store had to put a limit on purchasing toilet paper. (Although I can't blame people for stocking up on that.) The point is people were hoarding when I don't see a reason to. To my knowledge, there has been no concerns about grocery stores not getting merchandise.

I figured I would have least a two-hour wait to get to check out. I didn't have that much, and it wasn't completely essential, so I put everything back and left without buying anything. Another reason I left is that some idiot in front of me was espousing conspiracy theories and I felt my blood pressure spike. 

I'm old enough to remember the energy shortages of the 1970s. Tensions ran high, and there was violence in gas station lines. We don't need a repeat of that.

I'm all for what major league sports is doing at the moment, and I am for other safety measures. But we need a real national discussion so we can cope with the danger of this crisis. What was happening at the store was insane. If people overbuy, they are depriving others of buying. And it wasn't really good to have a huge crowd in that contained space.

One more thing: present day conspiracy theories are giving other viable conspiracy theories a bad name. That's frustrating.

 

 

 

I think most everyone agrees with that. What’s frustrating to me is the group that is saying “This is all done by the media! It’s a hoax!” When I’ve yet to see anyone in respected media, or our government saying “Buy as much toilet paper as possible! This is the end of days!” No one with a voice has said anyone needs to take it to that extreme.
 

If you’re buying pallets of goods from Costco, that’s on you and no one else. The media isn’t responsible for those people and their actions. 

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11 minutes ago, Tony said:

I think most everyone agrees with that. What’s frustrating to me is the group that is saying “This is all done by the media! It’s a hoax!” When I’ve yet to see anyone in respected media, or our government saying “Buy as much toilet paper as possible! This is the end of days!” No one with a voice has said anyone needs to take it to that extreme.
 

If you’re buying pallets of goods from Costco, that’s on you and no one else. The media isn’t responsible for those people and their actions. 

https://www.yahoo.com/news/17-700-bottles-hand-sanitizer-155735689.html

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14 minutes ago, Tony said:

I think most everyone agrees with that. What’s frustrating to me is the group that is saying “This is all done by the media! It’s a hoax!” When I’ve yet to see anyone in respected media, or our government saying “Buy as much toilet paper as possible! This is the end of days!” No one with a voice has said anyone needs to take it to that extreme.
 

If you’re buying pallets of goods from Costco, that’s on you and no one else. The media isn’t responsible for those people and their actions. 

The other problem is waiting in a long line isn’t the healthiest place to be either. 

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15 minutes ago, Dick Allen said:

The other problem is waiting in a long line isn’t the healthiest place to be either. 

Also true. 

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 Let's try everything we can to flatten the curve on infection and see where we are at by April 15 or perhaps May 1. Then we go on from there depending on what we have learned in the next 4-6 weeks.

In the meantime stop acting funny, espousing conspiracy theories, hoarding toilet paper and calling a serious virus a "hoax".   This isn't a political football that is easy to throw back and forth.  We pretty much need to work together on this one and pretend that we are all on the same team for a change.  Buckle up buttercups. Maybe work on cleaning the garage or shed out,  starting a new project , painting the house, reading and learning about something that interests you.  Maybe by May or June we have baseball again.

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Very short clip, but call Giolito the polar opposite of Sale lol.

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19 hours ago, southsider2k5 said:

It is painful to inhabit a world where so many have zero care for anyone but themselves. The abuse of statistics here would be laughable if there weren't people literally dying because of this line of thinking. 

You are so right, some of the comments here are distressing. This is not a political football. The life you save me be your own. 

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19 hours ago, Dick Allen said:

The other problem is waiting in a long line isn’t the healthiest place to be either. 

Not to mention, in a situation like this, you have a crowd of people packed together in a closed in space. That's not good in a crisis like this.

I hope things work out so we can have a baseball season. We need a distraction from this stuff.  We need some relief as well.

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I completely get why this is all being done, and I am on board, but dammit why'd this have to happen when I am the most excited for the team than I've been in years 😥

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Surprised this hasn't been posted yet, but MLB trade rumors saying the season could be delayed until Memorial Day Weekend.

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54 minutes ago, ScooterMcGee said:

Surprised this hasn't been posted yet, but MLB trade rumors saying the season could be delayed until Memorial Day Weekend.

That’s pretty clearly a reaction to CDC warning about gatherings of 50 or more through May 15.  2-3 weeks to ramp up beginning sometime in the first week of May or last week of April.

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Sorry if this has been discussed already, but what does everyone think a realistic deadline is for the season to start before they cancel the whole 2020 campaign? If it’s July 1st and baseball still hasn’t resumed, do you guys think they would consider just giving up on the year and focusing on 2021?

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They could still start an 81 game season around late june so until then they don't need to cancel.

So if they could start a shortened spring training june first and then regular season june 24th or so they could play 81 games and a normal post season.

If they can't start anything (not even spring training) by mid July there might not be a season.

I believe there will be a season albeit a truncated one.

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8 hours ago, KnightsOnMintSt said:

Sorry if this has been discussed already, but what does everyone think a realistic deadline is for the season to start before they cancel the whole 2020 campaign? If it’s July 1st and baseball still hasn’t resumed, do you guys think they would consider just giving up on the year and focusing on 2021?

Pretty late, like if they couldn't start until after the traditional post ASB type late.

If that were the case I'd hope they at least try something fun like a huge WBC like tournament with all teams and the truncated season a seeding play and do away with a world series this year as a season that short to me wouldn't qualify.

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Man if it’s bad enough that they can’t start the season up in June baseball will be the absolute last of our worries. 

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9 minutes ago, mqr said:

Man if it’s bad enough that they can’t start the season up in June baseball will be the absolute last of our worries. 

Ain't that the truth.
 

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10 hours ago, caulfield12 said:

Pretty low likelihood...you’d see the NBA and NHL cancelling their postseasons first.

How likely is that?  

Many said same thing about March Madness. 

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Right, but that’s the kind of sport where you can’t just have kids waiting for 2-3 months and playing again when it was already the end of the season...plus you have to think about exams, that the athletes are not getting paid, pre-set semester schedules, etc.

The Masters seemed more realistic, but they care so much about the patron experience down there.

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