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Just now, fredst said:

That isn’t so clear cut. Without testing nobody knows what the “n”/denominator is to truly assess what the percentage of cases resulting in significant morbidity/mortality truly is. Lot of unknowns still.....

Based on current stats and reports from medical professionals around the world it is as clear cut as it can be given current knowledge. We go with what we know and what we know is that for those most vulnerable mortality is close to 3 percent, way higher than swine or H1N1...and again, this virus is extremely virulent according to what is now known.  It may turn out otherwise but based on current knowledge it is in fact for now "clear cut." Again, err on the side of safety.

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6 minutes ago, CleCoTiger said:

Based on current stats and reports from medical professionals around the world it is as clear cut as it can be given current knowledge. We go with what we know and what we know is that for those most vulnerable mortality is close to 3 percent, way higher than swine or H1N1...and again, this virus is extremely virulent according to what is now known.  It may turn out otherwise but based on current knowledge it is in fact for now "clear cut." Again, err on the side of safety.

Not suggesting we shouldn’t err on the side of safety. “Current knowledge” is limited so, no, it isn’t clear cut. If you don’t know how many people actually have the disease you can’t quote a mortality percentage. I also have no problem with the event cancellations, etc. for precisely that reason.

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1 hour ago, fredst said:

Not suggesting we shouldn’t err on the side of safety. “Current knowledge” is limited so, no, it isn’t clear cut. If you don’t know how many people actually have the disease you can’t quote a mortality percentage. I also have no problem with the event cancellations, etc. for precisely that reason.

Tell that to the director of the  Director of the  Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.  Tell that to Italy with 600 (!!) deaths out of 10,000 diagnosed cases. That's 6 (!!) percent.

https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/prevention-cures/487086-coronavirus-10-times-more-lethal-than-seasonal

 

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47 minutes ago, CleCoTiger said:

Tell that to the director of the  Director of the  Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.  Tell that to Italy with 600 (!!) deaths out of 10,000 diagnosed cases. That's 6 (!!) percent.

https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/prevention-cures/487086-coronavirus-10-times-more-lethal-than-seasonal

 

Ok. I work in the healthcare industry and encounter and care for patients at a very busy hospital every day. I really appreciate your deep, nuanced thinking on the subject and the depth of your knowledge of virology, epidemiology, and statistics. Alabama still magically has zero cases thus far. You think that’s real and that we really have a handle on who has the disease and who doesn’t? Keep fighting the good fight,brother.

 

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44 minutes ago, fredst said:

Ok. I work in the healthcare industry and encounter and care for patients at a very busy hospital every day. I really appreciate your deep, nuanced thinking on the subject and the depth of your knowledge of virology, epidemiology, and statistics. Alabama still magically has zero cases thus far. You think that’s real and that we really have a handle on who has the disease and who doesn’t? Keep fighting the good fight,brother.

 

Heard from somebody in the healthcare field about half an hour ago that there are 2 cases at UAB

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26 minutes ago, Maverick.AU said:

Heard from somebody in the healthcare field about half an hour ago that there are 2 cases at UAB

Oh, it’s here. My wife is an ER doc and saw what was surely a case a couple of days ago but after a strange series of phone calls was assured by the ADPH that the tests were negative (lol). I am hoping that we get through it quickly and that the people affected medically and (maybe even more importantly) economically around the world recover quickly. 

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32 minutes ago, Maverick.AU said:

Heard from somebody in the healthcare field about half an hour ago that there are 2 cases at UAB

Information like this will be slow to come out due to HIPPA laws and the 14 day incubation period. The fact that people are still just writing it off as some sort of media/political angle is infuriating. 
 

But(t) seriously. Stop buying all the ******* toilet paper. I’m down to a roll and a half and my mornings are just not going to go well if I can’t restock(with my normal purchase—if you’re one of those that are buying it out, **** you). 

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3 minutes ago, ShocksMyBrain said:

Information like this will be slow to come out due to HIPPA laws and the 14 day incubation period. The fact that people are still just writing it off as some sort of media/political angle is infuriating. 
 

But(t) seriously. Stop buying all the ******* toilet paper. I’m down to a roll and a half and my mornings are just not going to go well if I can’t restock(with my normal purchase—if you’re one of those that are buying it out, **** you). 

Amen, I’m almost out as well lol. @GwillMac6 send me some TP if u can 

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Coronavirus kills 5,000 Globally so far according to W.H.O. Meanwhile, over a million died quietly in car accidents globally in 2013 according to W.H.O. The value of human life is only as important as what’s popular at the time it seems. It’s sad.

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8 minutes ago, ShocksMyBrain said:

But(t) seriously. Stop buying all the ******* toilet paper. I’m down to a roll and a half and my mornings are just not going to go well if I can’t restock(with my normal purchase—if you’re one of those that are buying it out, **** you). 

Garden hose = poor man’s bidet

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3 minutes ago, fredst said:

Garden hose = poor man’s bidet

Told my mother today, we’ll be using leaves before long. She laughed initially but didn’t like that. 😂

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18 minutes ago, fredst said:

Garden hose = poor man’s bidet

A shower works as well. But if my wife can’t use TP then I may be praying for Coronavirus. 

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34 minutes ago, Maverick.AU said:

Amen, I’m almost out as well lol. @GwillMac6 send me some TP if u can 

I'm saving it to roll the whole damn neighborhood if Jalen Green and Greg Brown commit!!!! LMAO 

*Knock knock on heavens door.* Who's there? It's Woody from toy story!!! Lol moral of the story everyone knock on some wood until they commit!!! Lmao

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1 minute ago, GwillMac6 said:

I'm saving it to roll whole damn neighborhood if Jalen Green and Greg Brown commit!!!! LMAO 

*Knock knock on heavens door.* Who's there? It's Woody from toy story!!! Lol moral of the story everyone knock on some wood until they commit!!! Lmao

I’ll use leaves if that’s the case bro lol

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4 minutes ago, ellitor said:

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She’s also beautiful, a great mom, a great cook, and an overall wonderful person. I have no idea why God blessed me with her, lol

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37 minutes ago, SuperAUsome09 said:

Coronavirus kills 5,000 Globally so far according to W.H.O. Meanwhile, over a million died quietly in car accidents globally in 2013 according to W.H.O. The value of human life is only as important as what’s popular at the time it seems. It’s sad.

Getting a little philosophical here but can’t help but post this from C.S.Lewis (mainly because I love about everything he ever wrote). We’re currently freaking out about an infectious disease but....

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44 minutes ago, Maverick.AU said:

Amen, I’m almost out as well lol. @GwillMac6 send me some TP if u can 

Any left on the trees in Auburn?

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8 minutes ago, fredst said:

She’s also beautiful, a great mom, a great cook, and an overall wonderful person. I have no idea why God blessed me with her, lol

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http://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/kentucky-football/coronavirus-kentucky-wildcats-basketball-league-champions-ncaa-bid-2020/

I know it's semantics especially since there isn't going to be any tournaments anyway... But I for one don't appreciate the SEC just giving Kentucky a reward that was unearned. It diminishes the specialness of the tournament, plus, there are two teams with more wins in the tournament than Kentucky. We have no way of knowing that they wouldn't have been knocked out in their first game.

The SEC would've been just as well off to not even bring it up.

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On 3/12/2020 at 12:24 PM, fredst said:

I’m just glad that I have a 6-9 month stockpile of bourbon so that I can ride this out 

It’s time like this that owning a pub and grill business is extra comforting.

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2 minutes ago, auburnphan said:

It’s time like this that owning a pub and grill business is extra comforting.

Are you local to AU?

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20 hours ago, fredst said:

Garden hose = poor man’s bidet

Been peaking in my window, huh?

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20 hours ago, fredst said:

She’s also beautiful, a great mom, a great cook, and an overall wonderful person. I have no idea why God blessed me with her, lol

She must be nuts.................

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Paul Finebaum believes NCAA’s recent incompetence will lead to an end of organization’s power, calls Mark Emmert ‘arrogant, egomaniacal leader’

Michael Wayne Bratton 

The sports world as we know it has been changed irrevocably over the last few days with cancelations and postponements across the sports landscape but one thing hasn’t changed — Paul Finebaum is still ready and willing to call out those that he believes have done a very poor job.

During his latest Monday morning appearance on Birmingham-based 94.5 FM WJOX radio program “The RoundTable,” Finebaum was asked to respond to the fact that SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey revealed on Thursday — during an appearance on the “Paul Finebaum Show” — that he found out that the NCAA had canceled the 2020 NCAA Tournament and all winter and spring sports from a reporter.

The key issue there being that Sankey and the rest of the Power 5 commissioners were not informed of the decision before it was made public.

“I know this is the wrong time to make absolute statements but I’m going to make one anyway — that moment was the end of the NCAA as we know it. It may have power in existence for some times but that was an existential moment in the history of the NCAA where knowing the commissioners like we do, they are going to band together at some point, when the storm clears, and are going to say, ‘You know what, we’re not going to take that anymore.'”

While that may seem like a bold take, it’s not hard to believe that the Power 5 leagues will take action in the weeks and months to come in order to take power from the NCAA or simply break from the organization.

Finebaum went a step further in his comments, blasting NCAA president Mark Emmert for his handling of last week’s news.

“For Mark Emmert, not to have more consultation with the people that feed the system was inexcusable. And what was interesting is we all praised him on Wednesday afternoon, ‘What a great decision to go ahead and announce that there would be no fans (for the 2020 NCAA Tournament)’ and in the moment it did look good, but once again – no consultation with anyone.

“There’s Greg (Sankey) in Nashville and Kevin Warren in Indianapolis and (John) Swofford over in Greensboro who had no earthly idea what was going on. I mean, their games were beginning as this announcement was coming down and then you know that the real-time scene of the players on the court in Greensboro, and then the fact that the Big East Commissioner we just made the look like an absolute idiot. When she was having a game going on.

“That’s not the way this organization is supposed to run. And by the way, there’s no reason to do it that way other than Mark Emmert is just an arrogant, egomaniacal leader who needs to be replaced immediately for the way he handled that last week. Let’s quit praising him for making the right call. I mean, that well it wasn’t a difficult call. I mean, listen, if you live in real-time, which we all do, it looks fantastic. But when you bring the camera back, there was nothing left in America by Thursday afternoon.

“So, let’s not give him too much credit, or give anyone too much credit, this was this a domino effect, which we all know was caused by the NBA (suspending its season).”

Last week was a difficult time for many sports fans, but if Finebaum is right, some good may come of it in the future if it leads to an end of the incompetent and poorly run NCAA holding control over the college sports landscape.

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So I wonder if perhaps that opens the door for an unsanctioned May/June SEC Tournament 🤔

I know it's grasping at straws, but hear me out. What is really preventing the conferences from resuming their tournaments out of spite for Mark Emmert, especially if the major conferences' commissioners have decided to oust him? (Which would be a dream come true in of itself, tournament or no tournament)

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