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RE: Tracking the return of JMU sports (NO more discussions of validity of covid pandemic)
a) Current Event capacities have nothing to do with capacities in 3-4 months. This is too fluid a situation

b) We are currently back into volatile times. Things can & will change dramatically daily over the next 90 days.

So many unknowns - that said I'm optimistic about next fall. 02-13-banana
11-17-2020 02:19 PM
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RE: Tracking the return of JMU sports (NO more discussions of validity of covid pandemic)
Lets continue to throw away joy of every kind for the illusion of safety. There is approaching 0 risk for college aged athletes and the vast vast majority of the administration that supports them.

Case rates are soaring based on absurdly high cycle thresholds, in most states being ~40. This high and you will catch mostly people who have recovered from COVID. This is not good epidemiology. New York Times is reported this in August and still nothing has been done about it. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/29/healt...sting.html

This becomes increasingly problematic as more and more people have recovered but will still test positive with tests that are too sensitive.

https://twitter.com/robinmonotti/status/...07681?s=20

This is not questioning the validity of the covid pandemic, but rather our response to it which is flawed flawed flawed.
11-18-2020 09:56 AM
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RE: Tracking the return of JMU sports (NO more discussions of validity of covid)
(11-18-2020 09:56 AM)Centdukesfan Wrote:  There is approaching 0 risk for college aged athletes and the vast vast majority of the administration that supports them.

Oh look, Cent willfully misses the point about low-risk people contributing to the nationwide spread of COVID to high-risk people for the 870th time.

(11-18-2020 09:56 AM)Centdukesfan Wrote:  Case rates are soaring based on absurdly high cycle thresholds, in most states being ~40. This high and you will catch mostly people who have recovered from COVID.

The problem with cycle threshold is that the COVID recovery process is often drawn out, not unlike other illnesses. At what point in a cold do you medically no longer have a cold? How many less sniffles or coughs before you're "negative" for a cold?

It would be nice if everyone would agree on an acceptable cycle threshold standard, but a) we're very clearly trying to determine a black or white positive/negative for an illness progression with many many shades of gray b) there's no way to know if a cycle threshold of 40 is someone who just got infected and is going to become far more infectious, or if it's someone who has mostly recovered.

Cycle threshold as it pertains to positive/negative diagnosis for COVID isn't the seamlessly effective process we'd all prefer, but if that's your major takeaway for how our nation's response has been flawed, you're missing the point.

Oh, and sports. This seems like a great idea. What could go wrong? NCAA plans to move entire 68-team basketball tournament to one city in 2021; discussing with Indianapolis
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RE: Tracking the return of JMU sports (NO more discussions of validity of covid pandemic)
(11-18-2020 09:56 AM)Centdukesfan Wrote:  Lets continue to throw away joy of every kind for the illusion of safety. There is approaching 0 risk for college aged athletes and the vast vast majority of the administration that supports them.

Case rates are soaring based on absurdly high cycle thresholds, in most states being ~40. This high and you will catch mostly people who have recovered from COVID. This is not good epidemiology. New York Times is reported this in August and still nothing has been done about it. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/29/healt...sting.html

This becomes increasingly problematic as more and more people have recovered but will still test positive with tests that are too sensitive.

https://twitter.com/robinmonotti/status/...07681?s=20

This is not questioning the validity of the covid pandemic, but rather our response to it which is flawed flawed flawed.

Last Tuesday, a couple of buds and I were at BW3 for lunch.

I chose Coors Light draft because I am a cheap bastard and I love me some clean, crisp, American draft beer. One of my buds criticized my selection and told me how much superior his own choice, Miller Lite, is.

I bet him that he couldn't tell the difference between Coors Light and Miller Lite. He scoffed and insisted that he could tell the difference immediately. So, I had the waitress bring him two unmarked samplers of the two and only she would know which was which.

He proceeded to taste the two. It took him a couple of sips before he declared which was which. He was wrong!

We all cracked up, even the waitress, and rubbed his nose in it. Then, just for grins, my other bud and I drank from the glasses that he had just drank from to see if we could tell any difference. There was a slight difference. Coors was a little stronger but darned close in taste.

The next day, our bud, who couldn't tell the difference between Coors Light and Miller Lite, wasn't feeling so great and tested positive for Covid.

Whoa! Just 24 hours earlier, my other bud and I had been sharing his beer glass.

He is doing well and staying home. He can't smell or taste anything, which is pure hell for a Bourbon lover, but he is otherwise fine.

My other bud and I have no symptoms at all. That is how weird this whole, crazy Covid business is.

By the way, it appears he was infected at a wedding in Williamsburg the weekend before, as others at the wedding also became infected. So, he was Covid-positive when we were drinking from his beer glass.
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(11-18-2020 08:53 PM)Purple Wrote:  You are proving to be a poor excuse for a moderator!

Well that’s not very neighborly. And I, of all people, should know.
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(11-18-2020 08:37 PM)Purple Wrote:  
(11-18-2020 09:56 AM)Centdukesfan Wrote:  Lets continue to throw away joy of every kind for the illusion of safety. There is approaching 0 risk for college aged athletes and the vast vast majority of the administration that supports them.

Case rates are soaring based on absurdly high cycle thresholds, in most states being ~40. This high and you will catch mostly people who have recovered from COVID. This is not good epidemiology. New York Times is reported this in August and still nothing has been done about it. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/29/healt...sting.html

This becomes increasingly problematic as more and more people have recovered but will still test positive with tests that are too sensitive.

https://twitter.com/robinmonotti/status/...07681?s=20

This is not questioning the validity of the covid pandemic, but rather our response to it which is flawed flawed flawed.

Last Tuesday, a couple of buds and I were at BW3 for lunch.

I chose Coors Light draft because I am a cheap bastard and I love me some clean, crisp, American draft beer. One of my buds criticized my selection and told me how much superior his own choice, Miller Lite, is.

I bet him that he couldn't tell the difference between Coors Light and Miller Lite. He scoffed and insisted that he could tell the difference immediately. So, I had the waitress bring him two unmarked samplers of the two and only she would know which was which.

He proceeded to taste the two. It took him a couple of sips before he declared which was which. He was wrong!

We all cracked up, even the waitress, and rubbed his nose in it. Then, just for grins, my other bud and I drank from the glasses that he had just drank from to see if we could tell any difference. There was a slight difference. Coors was a little stronger but darned close in taste.

The next day, our bud, who couldn't tell the difference between Coors Light and Miller Lite, wasn't feeling so great and tested positive for Covid.

Whoa! Just 24 hours earlier, my other bud and I had been sharing his beer glass.

He is doing well and staying home. He can't smell or taste anything, which is pure hell for a Bourbon lover, but he is otherwise fine.

My other bud and I have no symptoms at all. That is how weird this whole, crazy Covid business is.

By the way, it appears he was infected at a wedding in Williamsburg the weekend before, as others at the wedding also became infected. So, he was Covid-positive when we were drinking from his beer glass.

I'm sorry your friend is sick. However, this post would have been a lot funnier if, having started with your desire to escape stupid political arguments, the visit to the bar degenerated into a vicious dispute over whether the best quality of Miller Lite is its being less filling or, instead, that it tastes great.

And, BTW, you gents need to drink better beer.
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(11-18-2020 10:39 PM)bjk3047 Wrote:  
(11-18-2020 08:53 PM)Purple Wrote:  You are proving to be a poor excuse for a moderator!

Well that’s not very neighborly. And I, of all people, should know.

Fair claim. I have edited or unapproved all reported posts.
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(11-19-2020 12:52 PM)Deez Nuts Wrote:  
(11-18-2020 10:39 PM)bjk3047 Wrote:  
(11-18-2020 08:53 PM)Purple Wrote:  You are proving to be a poor excuse for a moderator!

Well that’s not very neighborly. And I, of all people, should know.

Fair claim. I have edited or unapproved all reported posts.

Mighty big of you. And, you are not a poor excuse for a moderator. You were just feeling passionate about your convictions. We have all been there.

Love you, brother!
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RE: Tracking the return of JMU sports (NO more discussions of validity of covid pandemic)
It seems that there have been some paying customers allowed to attend JMU Hoops games.

https://jmusports.com/news/2020/12/2/gen...ation.aspx

Quote:Who is getting access to request tickets for the Maryland game?
Access to request tickets for the JMU vs. Maryland game on Saturday, December 5 was only provided to the top 50 Duke Club donors based on priority point rank. With such a limited number of tickets available, it is anticipated that only 15 accounts will gain access to tickets (max 4 per account). Requests are not guaranteed and will be filled in priority point order following the deadline (Thursday, Dec. 3 at noon).

How can I get tickets to a future game?
Duke Club members will receive the opportunity to request tickets for upcoming games based on schedule and capacity. The next opportunity to request tickets will include only the women's basketball games on December 6 and 9 has been sent to current Duke Club members with the priority deadline to request being December 3 at 5 p.m. A second opportunity to request tickets for the six men's and women's CAA games to be played between January 3 and January 17 will be offered on December 10 with the priority deadline to request being December 16 at 5 p.m. Requests are not guaranteed and will be filled in priority point order following the respective priority deadlines.

How were tickets assigned for the first few games?
Ticket access for the first block of non-conference games - through November 30 - was offered in the order below, based on Duke Club priority rank within each group.
1) Duke Club donors who made a major gift of $25,000 or more to the Atlantic Union Bank Center project
2) Current Duke Club donors and basketball season ticket holders

As students return in January the spirit squads will soak up most of the tickets. A couple of us may have a chance to see a game this winter!
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(11-19-2020 12:52 PM)Deez Nuts Wrote:  
(11-18-2020 10:39 PM)bjk3047 Wrote:  
(11-18-2020 08:53 PM)Purple Wrote:  You are proving to be a poor excuse for a moderator!

Well that’s not very neighborly. And I, of all people, should know.

Fair claim. I have edited or unapproved all reported posts.

Although I'm sure you were right in whatever you posted. 04-cheers 03-lmfao
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It’s nice to watch some games. I’m happy for the players every time they tip off.
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