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32 minutes ago, azeri98 said:

The way North America runs there is no way they can pull off what China and South Korea did. The North American culture values money over lives. The U.S is the only for profit medical system in the civilized world. This virus also can cause permanent damage to the lungs. This wouldn't be a good outcome for average people never mind athletes..

 

https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-recovery-damage-lung-function-gasping-air-hong-kong-doctors-2020-3

Is the bolded line actually true? 

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2 hours ago, SuperJoint said:

This is such a double-edged sword in terms of players' conditioning/availability. I'd be mostly concerned about arms that have been "stretching out" getting ready for a full workload suddenly now being in a holding pattern especially now that camps have closed down. That's severely abnormal especially for multi-year vets in terms of preparation for a season.  It will be interesting to see how pitching is once/if the season begins. OTOH many guys (bats and arms) that wouldn't have been able to play in April/May will become available as time passes and they heal. 

Unprecedented situation.

 

I feel like more guys probably have a program to keep them in some kind of normal rhythm. This really hurts some of the fringe guys looking to make the roster. They lose a chance to make an impression. 

Did MLB say there would be any more spring training after the postponement has been lifted? 

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The guy behind me in the line at the grocery store today says to me “I’d tell you a joke about the Coronavirus but...you won’t get it”

 

 

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1 hour ago, Members_Only_76 said:

The guy behind me in the line at the grocery store today says to me “I’d tell you a joke about the Coronavirus but...you won’t get it”

 

 

I'd have replied: 

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They won’t be able to recoup all of the games missed but I can see a ton of double headers this year and the league to forego the All Star Break. With that in mind they’d also have to expand the rosters.

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Cursing on my part

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Chinese Wet Markets need to be denounced by the world.

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1 hour ago, Cheppy said:

They won’t be able to recoup all of the games missed but I can see a ton of double headers this year and the league to forego the All Star Break. With that in mind they’d also have to expand the rosters.

i dont see that happening at all. players and teams hate double headers

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3 minutes ago, colepenhagen said:

i dont see that happening at all. players and teams hate double headers

They hate losing money more.

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Anybody else think the 2020 baseball season is in jeopardy? No baseball. 

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6 minutes ago, shakestreet said:

Anybody else think the 2020 baseball season is in jeopardy? No baseball. 


I think it’s possible. 
 

So one thing flattening the curve does is draw things out longer.  That means as opposed to a big peak that overwhelms our system, it is a smaller peak that lasts longer. The question no one knows is what the “longer” looks like. Is it low level positivity than wanes off with a whimper as it gets warmer. Is continued ebbs and flows into the spring and summer, with outbreaks here and there?   Or will it come back with a vengeance across the country once we let our guard down. Or when it gets colder again?  And we don’t know the public health response to any of the above. And we don’t know the political response to any of the above. The way China is progressing post peak gives some hope for optimism, but what if suddenly China is suddenly dealing with a second peak once measures are lifted?  
 

We just really have no idea what is going to happen. Even though there is no evidence yet, I’m hoping for seasonality to the disease and it wanes off quickly with the warmer months since we have managed an aggressive response. We could get back to baseball in late spring/early summer on that scenario.  But with no vaccine and no treatment it is likely to come back this winter and disrupt things all over again. 

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9 hours ago, 2ndCitySox said:

 

Is the bolded line actually true? 

I have read it in 3 different publications

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10 hours ago, Ecofolux said:

That's not just North America bud. You're kidding yourself if you don't think every country has greedy/rich people who just want more and more at the expense of others. I lived in China for 4 years, money is GOD to Chinese people. While not every single Chinese person lives by these rules, it's ingrained into their culture. The rules go as follows:

1) Money is God

2) Family

3) Country

4) Everything else

Except China closed an huge part of their country to fix the issue. That would never happen here.

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10 hours ago, Backdoor Slider said:

Yeah, the US for profit medical lacks in access, but makes up for it in quality. It’s why 60,000+ Canadians cross the border annually when they need quality care, often because of cancer and/or surgeries. 
How’s Italy’s health care doing?

The Canadians don't cross because of quality. They go because the waiting times for surgery or to see a specialist are long. As far as Italy is concerned they have a very old  population and their healthcare can't handle that many cases at once. China had to build makeshift hospitals in order to deal If this gets out of hand in North America both our countries are screwed, neither one can deal with that many patients at once.

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21 minutes ago, azeri98 said:

I have read it in 3 different publications

Well I'll be damned

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If any of you have Sirius, doctor radio is pretty informative.  They play the same segments over and over, some may be older in a fluid situation, but there’s some good perspective there.  
 

(actually I think the channel is free as a public service now)

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7 hours ago, Cheppy said:

Chinese Wet Markets need to be denounced by the world.

But how else would you know that the meat you bought was what you asked for if you don't see it slaughtered a foot away from you? 

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And to be fair, test animals were sold illegally to said wet market, instead of incinerated like they were supposed to. (Allegedly)

 That's the problem when your government sets wages for everyone. It can lead to back alley dealings to make some extra scratch. 

 

 

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I'm sure our country will be as capable as any of getting through this. For those praising China and denouncing our government, you are always free to hop on a boat and sail somewhere else

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Until testing gets figured out (and it may already be too late to ever get accurate numbers), all we can do is be responsible. Regardless of what those in power say, a vaccine is at least 12-18 months away and there will not be a pharmaceutical solution to bail us out at any point this year. Let’s be smart and help one another.

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3 hours ago, azeri98 said:

Except China closed an huge part of their country to fix the issue. That would never happen here.

So? They quarantined Wuhan weeks AFTER the initial outbreak. They knew about the virus, tried to quietly contain those who were sick so the world wouldn't know about it, couldn't handle the situation, it got out to other areas, THEN they announce it to the rest of the world. Well it's too late by then.

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