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  1. #166
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    Yea I am thinking season starts May 1st, here in Chicago the Govenor and Mayor banned all large crowds until then.

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    I’m thinking it goes on longer. Perhaps into June. Some GMs are actually talking about July.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaSox_05 View Post
    Yea I am thinking season starts May 1st, here in Chicago the Govenor and Mayor banned all large crowds until then.
    May 1st is way too soon, this is only getting started right now. Jon Heyman said late May as a best case.

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    I have to ask, what exactly is everyone afraid of? This virus, it's not Ebola, the fatality rate is 2-3% … is everyone seriously afraid of a non fatal respiratory virus? Why - more people have and will die from the flu.
    More people got sick and died from H1N1 in 2009 - I don't get the hysteria.
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    2-3% is extremely high. A stadium of 20,000 people would mean 600 deaths. I think the numbers are going to change eventually and the fatality rate may go down as we learn more about people who have it and don’t know it.

    I think the issue right now is all of the unknowns and the transmission rate. As things become more clear and more is known, we will probably adapt our thinking.

    I will say that our response in this case seems to be way out in front of the H1N1 response.
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    The infrastructure is overwhelmed and its just the beginning.

    There is a high hospitalization rate. A lot of people come out of it with 20-30 percent reduced lung function.

    This is gonna be bad for a while imo

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    I miss baseball, that's all I have to say.
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    Both Collins and Mercedes optioned to AAA yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDIsMyGod23 View Post
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    If the infection and morbidity rate increase exponentially in the next month, we won't have baseball in 2020, and our priorities will be elsewhere. On the other hand, if we see a flattening of the curve of infection and a very low morbidity rate (one that looks more like the numbers from seasonal flu) then we may have a partial season of baseball.
    We just have to be patient and follow plans and procedures to mitigate this thing.

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    Deservedly or not - and IMO that verdict is very much up in the air - we have committed to a course and we have to follow it. Having said that, we don't have to follow it off a cliff.
    Shutting down a season, a whole society over a respiratory disease that targets (primarily) people who are already at risk is not common sense. GP I agree with you, we are here, and we need to see what happens over the next few weeks.
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    South Korea and Japan have done a great job in handling of the Covid-19 virus. I saw a tweet yesterday that said baseball will be played there in about 2 weeks.

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    We just need to be patient and ride this thing out using common sense. Again, it is the unknowns that are causing the “extreme safe” response. As the old saying goes, error on the side of caution. If it ends up not being as bad as we fear, God willing, then all we miss is a portion of a season. Not too much of a sacrifice, where human lives are concerned.

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    The US is dicking around not shutting a bunch of stuff down. China is through it because they locked down.


    The US, as crazy as it is, needs to do the same.

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