Quote Originally Posted by DoubleUp4Life:
Quote Originally Posted by UNIMAN: Yes, you have "already won", congrats! Your a winner! Since February 1st 12,958 Americans between the ages of 15-24 years old have died in the United States. Some by accidents, some by violence, some by drugs, some by suicide, and some by illnesses, etc. There were 257 deaths that were from pneumonia NOT COVID related, 51 deaths from Influenza. Of the 12,958 dead, 149 are COVID related. So add 1.15% to the death rate of an age group and it stops the world of sports. There were 2081 deaths of children aged 5-14. Of those deaths 68 were pneumonia NOT COVID related, 46 were from influenza, and 14 were from COVID. Oh, we can't have school now!! This is facts. This is science. My reference for the above data; https://data.cdc.gov/NCHS/Provisional-COVID-19-Death-Counts-by-Sex-Age-and-S/9bhg-hcku There are no meters for death other than COVID. The people of the U.S. are so gullible. I dont know why people are fixated on just death statistics when it comes to COVID 19 ... Severe lung & nerve damage , strokes , and Chronic fatigue syndrome are other possible issues ...
I know what damage has bee associated with COVID-19. All other illnesses have damaging effects too. There are no statistics for these so I cannot compare. There are stats on COVID hospitalizations, no use me reciting those now. Won't make a difference.
Double, my problem is this; IMO, the news media cannot be trusted in the least. I see for myself one thing and then read a completely warped story by the MAJORITY of the press. Very disturbing to say the least. So I am forced, and have the time, to analyze it myself, with what I hope is accurate data. Best I can do.
The virus is getting out of hand in the southern states. Remember last spring when our so called experts said "sunlight and heat" kill the virus quickly? Remember them saying protestors were not really spreading the virus because they were outdoors. Asymptomatic do not spread the virus. Now in Michigan, beach gatherings, in the sun and heat, are blamed for outbreaks. WTF??? Were they wrong again??
So my point is this; The H1N1 of 2009 infected over 60 million U.S. Citizens and then never really went away. Not as dangerous as COVID, for sure, but it did affect college football and it did kill college age students more than the elderly. Life went on.
Now we have 3.5 million cases. Are we going to hit 60 mil again? Maybe 30 mil?? How long do you suppose this will be a threat? One year, three years, maybe 5-10 years?? I feel we need to make it manageable (not even close yet, I know), protect the higher risk individuals and life goes on.
Since 2000, 30 NCAA football players have died just playing/practicing football. Little over 1.5 a year. MAYBE CFB should be banned altogether.