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Quote Originally Posted by HockeyNight11: Quote Originally Posted by UNIMAN: OK, for one I live in Michigan. It got bad here early as did New York. Why? Not politics, International Airports, flights from Europe brought it here first. We both closed down and got it under control. Other states did not bother, it appears, to learn from what happened here. Now they have it. I don't care who runs the state, no politics here. The B1G is absolutely on track to play football. The active cases currently in our state of MI is about .00094% of the population are actively infectious (able to spread the virus). Fully in contain mode, like her or not Whitty did a great job. On track here to not only have football, but fans in the stands as well. You know I have been believing the same thing, Whitty did a great job. But then I look at Wisconsin where a court ruling had abruptly ended the lockdown and they're doing OK too???? Why didn't they go bad? Wisconsin has a great data page that includes how many tests performed, negatives, positives, and deaths. https://www.wiscontext.org/what-covid-19-pandemic-looks-wisconsin-maps-and-charts If every state posted records like Wisconsin does we could see exactly what is really going on across the country. Seems to me Whitmer was following Ohio step by step early on. Every time Ohio made a lockdown choice, hours later it happened here. Nothing wrong with being coordinated. Now Ohio is said to be on the rise again.?? Starting to think Indigo999 maybe right. Maybe I was wrong in post #11 to view states with increases as not paying attention and only now reacting. With so many asymptomatic cases now showing it is obvious that early on, when little testing was available, we saw every positive test as life threatening and tens of thousands of asymptomatic cases went unnoticed. The elderly and pre-existing condition folks need special treatment, isolation. And there is the one out of...what number?....of seemingly healthy individuals that get very sick. As far as a vaccine, I would think medical science has advanced since SARS and this virus has much more attention. Believe one will emerge. If not, anti-body blood transfusions may help.
He very well could be right. Im no expert in this immunology stuff, but seems the Covid-19 virus should be an easier target with its spike protein being the main target. SARS never needed a vaccine so why waste the money and resources... same with the “common cold” causing coronaviruses, so we’ll see.
If they even come up with something that lessens the ability to effect the lungs then that’s a huge win too.
This morning, U of Michigan announced an in residence semester this fall. Choice for students who don’t feel comfortable to learn remotely. 100% chance that Michigan is ready to play football as scheduled. Just depends where the other states are by August 1.
I like to use this site, sort by “active cases” and it will show you where each state is. Not 100% accurate as it has MI active cases at 12,000 whereas local health depts have it at 5,951. But still a good gauge of what’s going on state to state.