Tournament affected by the corona virus?

Gopher+RamFan

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Man... in a season where Dayton is setup for a deep run and UR may actually play in the tournament then it might get cancelled? This is crazy. If it's cancelled I won't feel so bad about our season.
 

AnnuitCoeptis

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Actually the no fans thing is a real alternative that is being discussed right now. Here is an article on that. Also, the governor of NY has just deployed the national guard to New Rochelle which is right outside of NYC. NYC is hosting the east regional this year at MSG. It's a real possibility that you will be watching the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 without fans in the stands.

Right yet again. Listen to him now and believe him later on.
 
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PRock

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Shared by a friend associated with the WHO. No news for those following closely—but a good job providing a cohesive fact base from all the disparate bits and pieces.

Misconception: It’s easily spread

Facts: To contract COVID-19, evidence shows you need to have been in close proximity with an infected person for a prolonged period of time. Currently that is defined as within 6 feet for more than a few minutes, or having direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID-19 case, such as being directly coughed on. If you are worried you have been around someone who is high-risk or is a confirmed case, but you haven’t been close to them for a prolonged period, you are likely not going to contract the virus from them and don’t need to be tested.

Misconception: COVID-19 is falling from the sky!

Facts: COVID-19 is not an airborne virus, which means the virus does not float in the air for a long time. While COVID-19 seems to be more contagious than the seasonal flu, it is much less transmissible than airborne viruses, like measles or chickenpox.

Misconception: It’s extremely fatal

Facts: In generally healthy people, the COVID-19 virus will present as symptoms very similar to the common cold or flu. The vast majority of people who get sick will recover from COVID-19. Recovery time varies and for most people may be similar to the aftermath of a flu-like illness. People with mild symptoms may recover within a few days. People who have pneumonia may take longer to recover (days to weeks).

Misconception: Mortality rates for COVID-19 are going to increase as the virus spreads

Facts: It is important to remember that the mortality rates you are seeing reported in the press may not be accurate, as most people with COVID-19 might have milder respiratory symptoms and have not been tested. Current data would imply that we will see the number of confirmed cases go up, but mortality rates drop. As testing becomes more available, we will see an increased number of COVID-19 positive people with mild to moderate symptoms make full recoveries, therefore, lowering the mortality rate among confirmed cases. For example, in South Korea, where they have aggressively tested for more mild cases, the death rate is closer to 0.5%.

Misconception: Everyone is at equal risk for a fatal case of COVID-19

Facts: Based on current data, the population most at risk is older people, which the CDC defines in this situation, as 60 or older, and those with chronic health conditions or who are immunocompromised. The mortality rate declines significantly in healthy, younger populations. For example, based on the data collected by the Chinese CDC, the COVID-19 death rate for people ages 10 to 40 is 0.2%. And children appear to be some of the least at-risk individuals with reported no COVID-19 deaths in people under 10 years old. Experts caution that even these mortality rates could be exaggerated, as many mild cases are likely going unreported.
 
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Awesome idea. Now fans can just go hang out in tiny bars together, instead. Perfectly reasonable and well thought out plan.
 

MobileMunchies

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Per an Atlantic 10 spokesman, nothing has changed in the league’s schedule and plans for its tournament in Brooklyn as of now, other than the suspension of the open locker room media policy, which was announced last night.