Don't Look Up!
- Aug 26, 2011
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It's just how it is in the year of COVID.
As sad as I am to say this, I am not optimistic! Difficult to see how they pull off a 64 team tournament with no quarantines/cancellations! Of course, I am praying they can but I don’t know.
I'm a little greedy. I will consider every game they play and win a precious gift. I don't consider the games they lose a gift. I can't re watch them. I grew up a St. Louis Billiken fan and got my fill of losses.I’m going to take this season one game at a time. I will consider every single game the Huskies are able to play this year to be a precious gift.
I’m going to take this season one game at a time. I will consider every single game the Huskies are able to play this year to be a precious gift.
There are currently 84 positive cases on campus, the highest total since students returned in August. I’m sure UConn WBB is as disciplined as any group on campus, but as insidious as this virus is, I worry about our team all the time.I'm with you OD. This college basketball season is skating on "thin ice", and the sun is shining. The next game IS NOT promised. That is the same way the NCAA and the Big East is approaching it. I hope and pray that all of UConn's scheduled games are played. The Quinnipac game is only 9 days away. A lot can happen between now and then. Things might get better, or they might get worse. Let's hope for the better.
At this point with another case surge and seeing how the football season has been somewhat uneven I just hope we are able to have basketball games this year. The tournament being played in a single site could help with some of the travel concerns.
According to our county executive, with the numbers we have there is a 14% chance of being exposed to the corona virus if you are in a group of 10 people. Not good.
Assuming that the Moderna & Pfizer vaccines both receive emergency use authorization approval and begin vaccinations by mid-December, the estimated total number of Americans who could receive the two shot vaccines by March would be somewhere in the neighborhood of 50-60 million. The initial priority will be medical personnel, front line workers, vulnerable communities (nursing homes) and seniors over the age of 65. So while Geno, and a good number of Boneyarders, might get vaccinated by Tournament time, the players themselves would not be an initial priority.There might be vaccines already given by NCAA Tourney time, right?
Yes, college campuses are susceptible to outbreaks of the virus. But it’s hard to justify giving vaccinations to college students ahead of medical personnel and staff, emt’s, cops, firemen, teachers, agricultural and food processing workers, etc.Aren't colleges very susceptible to getting hit with/ spread the virus? And by that time wont there probably be another vaccine or 2 that becomes available?
Yes, college campuses are susceptible to outbreaks of the virus. But it’s hard to justify giving vaccinations to college students ahead of medical personnel and staff, emt’s, cops, firemen, teachers, agricultural and food processing workers, etc.
There are 6 vaccines currently included in US Operation Warp Speed, 2 each in 3 different platforms. The Moderna & Pfizer vaccines both use the experimental mRNA platform, and they appear to be ready first. Next up should be the Aztrazeneca vaccine. Phase 3 trial results may be completed towards the end of December. If all goes well that vaccine could be approved for use by the end of January. The J&J vaccine has not yet started phase 3 trials. I don’t know where the other 2 vaccines are in their trial processes.
Let’s say we have another 2 vaccines ready to go by January-February. Maybe that gets you another 20-40 million Americans vaccinated by March. Now you’re up to 70-100 million Americans. That leaves 230-260 million Americans still to be vaccinated.
I’m 65 and my wife is 66, and we both plan to get the vaccine as soon as we can. It’s been months since we’ve seen our son, his wife and our soon to be 3-yr old grandson in person, and we don’t want that situation to last a single day longer than it has to.Okay-- it just seems to me-- campuses are a virus starter. And unless the idea is to close down campuses - they are going to continue to spread the virus. For example- students get it- teachers get it- other family members get it- public gets it. And how many of the population won't take it?
Whatever-- I don't know.
Yea, Moderna’s CEO is something of a car salesman. But their Chief Medical Officer is a really impressive guy, who appears to know what he’s talking about.Moderna hasn't had anything approved through the FDA yet ever. This vaccine would be first.
I would imagine housing 64 teams, staff, officials, etc. is an enormous logistical problem. I'd like to see how the men's side is planning to do it. If they can do it, certainly the women's side can do it.