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 by DirtyFacedKid
3 weeks ago
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United States of America   El Segundo
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NBA released a memo that teams should be prepared to potentially play to empty arenas with only key staff present due to COVID19 concerns.

This is a concern I have with the new stadium opening up. Not concerned about the virus but, impacts related to mandates from Gov agencies as a response.

We're living in odd times right now.

 by snackdaddy
3 weeks ago
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United States of America   Merced California
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DirtyFacedKid wrote:NBA released a memo that teams should be prepared to potentially play to empty arenas with only key staff present due to COVID19 concerns.

This is a concern I have with the new stadium opening up. Not concerned about the virus but, impacts related to mandates from Gov agencies as a response.

We're living in odd times right now.


I remember a lot of concerns over the years regarding viruses and other things like MRSA. But I don't recall the level of concern this high. I have to wonder if it really is more serious than the others or if its just more saturation of news.

Other flu viruses have killed many people over the years. Primarily due to health, age, compromised immune systems, etc. From what I'm hearing about this strain, its pretty much the same. If you're relatively healthy you'll get sick but won't die. I feel like the sensationalist news outlets are making it seem worse than any other.

 by dieterbrock
3 weeks ago
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United States of America   New Jersey
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snackdaddy wrote:I remember a lot of concerns over the years regarding viruses and other things like MRSA. But I don't recall the level of concern this high. I have to wonder if it really is more serious than the others or if its just more saturation of news.

Other flu viruses have killed many people over the years. Primarily due to health, age, compromised immune systems, etc. From what I'm hearing about this strain, its pretty much the same. If you're relatively healthy you'll get sick but won't die. I feel like the sensationalist news outlets are making it seem worse than any other.

Well no bird flu, Ebola, mrsa etc has had the global effect on the financial markets like this has. So I think whether connected or not I think the financial Armageddon adds to the sensationalism

 by azramsfan93
3 weeks ago
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United States of America   Arizona
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dieterbrock wrote:Well no bird flu, Ebola, mrsa etc has had the global effect on the financial markets like this has. So I think whether connected or not I think the financial Armageddon adds to the sensationalism


One could make a strong case that the inverse is true:

The sensationalism adds to the financial Armageddon.

The mortality rate of SARS was nearly 10%, and the avian flu was about 60%. Those were much more worrisome, but less useful to the news media.

 by St. Loser Fan
3 weeks ago
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United States of America   LA Coliseum
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azramsfan93 wrote:One could make a strong case that the inverse is true:

The sensationalism adds to the financial Armageddon.

The mortality rate of SARS was nearly 10%, and the avian flu was about 60%. Those were much more worrisome, but less useful to the news media.


I don’t want to touch the political third rail and also believe this is a lot of media hype. The below 2% fatality rate for those under 50 isn’t anything to shut America down for.

BUT the 10-20% fatality rate for those over 70 years old is very concerning. I have parents nearing 80 and both with compromised respiratory systems. I’m really worried about them.

 by TomSlick
3 weeks ago
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Put me in the camp of media over-hype. Shameful.

They keep touting the growing numbers, yet fail to acknowledge the vast majority have recovered and moved on with their lives, yet they are still being counted. As for the death rate, impossible to take a gander at considering many people may have had it, never knew it, and got better.

As for financial markets, the market has had a great run, overdue for a correction. The virus media hype may have been a catalyst for the correction, but a correction was coming as that is a normal scrubbing process to weeding out the nervous Nellies. Personally, I'll be dumping in some more cash into the market when I feel the correction is done. Buy on the dips.

 by dieterbrock
3 weeks ago
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United States of America   New Jersey
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TomSlick wrote:Put me in the camp of media over-hype. Shameful.

They keep touting the growing numbers, yet fail to acknowledge the vast majority have recovered and moved on with their lives, yet they are still being counted. As for the death rate, impossible to take a gander at considering many people may have had it, never knew it, and got better.

As for financial markets, the market has had a great run, overdue for a correction. The virus media hype may have been a catalyst for the correction, but a correction was coming as that is a normal scrubbing process to weeding out the nervous Nellies. Personally, I'll be dumping in some more cash into the market when I feel the correction is done. Buy on the dips.

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 by moklerman
3 weeks ago
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United States of America   Bakersfield, CA
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You guys have restored my faith in humanity. I was just in a big argument with someone online about this and it went like you might expect. I said much the same thing regarding how relatively speaking, even the regular flu is much more widely deadly and that the media was being somewhat sensationalist and irresponsible in how they were reporting.

Very aggravating.

 by R4L
3 weeks ago
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United States of America   Dayton, Ohio
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Anyone read the book the stand? A Stephen King end of the world novel where the government created a virus called captain trips that killed 95% of the population. Great book

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