Quantcast
Jump to content

Recommended Posts

I still have covid.  Covid already defeated Lakeland and Olympia so I won 2 games week 1.  I'm sure more than that but I've been busy trying to get our season to start with all these rules and guidelines.  Anyway I'll declare myself the champ at the end no matter what.   Stay safe guys and I hope we make it to the end.  

Link to post
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, badbird said:

I still have covid.  Covid already defeated Lakeland and Olympia so I won 2 games week 1.  I'm sure more than that but I've been busy trying to get our season to start with all these rules and guidelines.  Anyway I'll declare myself the champ at the end no matter what.   Stay safe guys and I hope we make it to the end.  

Covid is a formidable opponent. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, DarterBlue2 said:

Covid is a formidable opponent. 

Mostly for those who are above the age of 65 with existing co-morbidity conditions (about 80% of all deaths attributed to Covid-19  in the US as of 9/2/2020). Other than those deaths, the pandemic hasn't come close to the annual death toll taken each year in the US by influenza (35,000) and automobile accidents (40,000), yet many people still won't get flu shots or call for schools to close down for the flu, and we still continue to drive our cars every day. Why isn't the media broadcasting those figures? Simple, it doesn't suit their agenda for 2020.

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, HornetFan said:

Mostly for those who are above the age of 65 with existing co-morbidity conditions (about 80% of all deaths attributed to Covid-19  in the US as of 9/2/2020). Other than those deaths, the pandemic hasn't come close to the annual death toll taken each year in the US by influenza (35,000) and automobile accidents (40,000), yet many people still won't get flu shots or call for schools to close down for the flu, and we still continue to drive our cars every day. Why isn't the media broadcasting those figures? Simple, it doesn't suit their agenda for 2020.

Yep, it is risky driving.  But I can do many things to lower my odds of being in a vehicular accident because I have a fairly clear understanding of the factors that raise the odds of one.  Once I park my car in the driveway, the risk is over for me and my family, unlike with contagions.  

Influenza, like Covid, kills a good number of elderly people.  If all of a sudden we experienced a huge spike in influenza-related deaths, I feel certain it would be getting a lot of press.  Right or wrong, many people likely feel they understand the risks of influenza...unlike with Covid, where even the "experts" can't seem to agree.

Death is not the only measure of risk.  We do not understand the long-term risks of young adults who contract Covid.  It may not kill them, but could it cause long-term effects.  I have no idea.  If you do, please let me know where you got your degree in immunology.

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, OldSchoolLion said:

Yep, it is risky driving.  But I can do many things to lower my odds of being in a vehicular accident because I have a fairly clear understanding of the factors that raise the odds of one.  Once I park my car in the driveway, the risk is over for me and my family, unlike with contagions.  

Influenza, like Covid, kills a good number of elderly people.  If all of a sudden we experienced a huge spike in influenza-related deaths, I feel certain it would be getting a lot of press.  Right or wrong, many people likely feel they understand the risks of influenza...unlike with Covid, where even the "experts" can't seem to agree.

Death is not the only measure of risk.  We do not understand the long-term risks of young adults who contract Covid.  It may not kill them, but could it cause long-term effects.  I have no idea.  If you do, please let me know where you got your degree in immunology.

 

 

This!!

 

This is what I mean, the reason the flu doesn't cause shutdown is because we have vaccines and antibiotics designed to fight the flu and while some people die we have a plan for treating it

 

As soon as we have a better success treating Covid it will be treated like a stronger flu strand but right now we have barely scratched the surface of the Covid 19 virus so I understand the decision to be cautious and people only look at the death numbers, so if someone lives but has to spend months on a ventilator before dying of a massive heart attack is that considered fine by people because people refuse to wear masks in public and want things to be fully reopen?

 

I just don't understand it but personally I'm tired trying to explain this to people because at this point people either see the risks or they don't, this Covid thing has exposed a lot of issues in society but I'm gonna stay quiet on that so I don't get in trouble LMAO

Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, OldSchoolLion said:

Yep, it is risky driving.  But I can do many things to lower my odds of being in a vehicular accident because I have a fairly clear understanding of the factors that raise the odds of one.  Once I park my car in the driveway, the risk is over for me and my family, unlike with contagions.  

Influenza, like Covid, kills a good number of elderly people.  If all of a sudden we experienced a huge spike in influenza-related deaths, I feel certain it would be getting a lot of press.  Right or wrong, many people likely feel they understand the risks of influenza...unlike with Covid, where even the "experts" can't seem to agree.

Death is not the only measure of risk.  We do not understand the long-term risks of young adults who contract Covid.  It may not kill them, but could it cause long-term effects.  I have no idea.  If you do, please let me know where you got your degree in immunology.

 

 

But I can do many things to lower my odds of being in a vehicular accident because I have a fairly clear understanding of the factors that raise the odds of one.

You don't have control over any other drivers on the road. You cannot anticipate a driver coming from the other direction swerving into your lane, or a driver running a red light, or a vehicle going out of control on an interstate. just a few examples. You can drive defensively, just like you can social distance and wear a mask, but you can't control the actions of others.

If all of a sudden we experienced a huge spike in influenza-related deaths, I feel certain it would be getting a lot of press.  Right or wrong, many people likely feel they understand the risks of influenza

On average, the flu kills 30,000 -40,000 Americans each year, many of them younger victims than the Covid-19 virus; does the media think that is an acceptable level that doesn't need to be addressed. A large percentage of the US population chooses not to be vaccinated against the flu; I expect they will make the same choice about the Covid-19 vaccine. 

Death is not the only measure of risk.

Death is the ultimate measure. There are long term effects for almost every disease in the world; we don't close down the economy, the schools, and out lives because there is a small chance that a very small percentage of people may have long term effects from a disease. As to a degree in immunology, I don't claim one, but I'm not the guy telling the world to shut down. We didn't do it with AIDS, Swine Flu, Polio, or any other disease in my 75 years. Then again, it was never political before. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...


  • Posts

    • In the regular season game, West Orange defeated Apopka 15-14 in overtime when they decided to go for two rather than do it again. In that game Apopka was without Jaquan Lohman, the heart and soul of its offense. Consequentially, Apopka was unable to mount much offense during the game and only forced overtime in the 4th quarter due to a huge defensive play that set Apopka up in the red zone late in the 4th quarter. This enabled them to tie the game at 7 apiece after West Orange had led for most of the game. Last week, Apopka demonstrated that its coaching staff used the bye week productively. The result was a complete overhaul of the offense, both with respect to personnel and scheme. The result was probably Apopka's best offensive game of the season. If Apopka has remained healthy and can repeat last week's performance, I expect a different game than the regular season matchup. West Orange has several weapons at their disposal including a third McDoom and another rangy receiver. However, I believe that if Apopka can repeat last week's form it will win convincingly. While I am not predicting a blowout, I see the Darters taking this game by two scores and moving on to the third round and either a rematch with Lake Mary or a date with Oviedo. If I am right, this should set up a rematch with either Seminole or Bartram Trail in the state semifinals. 
    • ...some comments IMG-I typically don't include IMG in these discussions Oxbridge-I only considered active programs Armwood and Central had forfeited seasons Dwyer, Madison County, BTW, St Augustine and Plant have not had winning seasons every season during the specified time frame
    • In the dinosaur days, many hs games were turf battles, ie this town vs that town, this hood vs that hood.  Even in the private schools, most of the kids who attended were from relatively close by.  One did not see a bunch of Miami-Dade athletes going to a Broward private school like one does today.  Recruiting potentially took away from the aspect of a team being a true representation of that geographical area, so it was frowned upon.   With the onset of urban sprawl, we have lost a lot of our geographical identity.  And with the ability of kids to move around much more freely today, high school populations, and subsequently hs teams, are somewhat "random."   As a society, we don't have a problem taking a completely random bunch of pro or college players, putting them in the same uniform, and identifying them as "my team."   At the end of the day, pro and college fans enjoy watching quality players and good competition. So, what is the hang-up with high school?  Why can we not do the same?  What is the problem with high schools recruiting and having all-star teams?  I ask the question because I think we all need to ask ourselves what about it really bothers us.    Are we afraid of the kids being exploited?  I would say that high-school aged kids today are more aware than in the past.  I am much more worried about drug dealers or pedophiles than I am a rival's coach recruiting my star player.      Is it the potential loss of innocence of high schoolers and our effort to protect them from the big, bad world?  If so, we don't seem to do a very good job of protecting kids from exposure on other fronts, ie handing electronic devices to very young children.  Recruiting in the Corporate world used to have a negative stigma.  Some people still feel guilty talking to a job recruiter while they are employed, as if they are cheating on their spouse.  But that stigma has clearly changed.    Likewise, I think recruiting has a negative stigma in the world of hs athletics that may change over time.  I understand some of the concerns.  These are kids we are talking about.  But a teenager today is in some ways much more grown up than a teenager 50 years ago.  The quicker our teens can figure out how the real world works, the better.                  
    • Yes Lakeland, Manatee and Columbia are all over the 600 win mark but do they also meet one of the other questions?
    • Fun fact. Fernandina Beach beat the Undefeated Georgia State Champ Adel,GA (Cook County) in 1949 in a post season game called the Turpentine Bowl. https://ghsfha.org/w/Special:SchoolHome?season=1949&school=Cook#teams
  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Popular Contributors

×
×
  • Create New...