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Coronavirus impact on the CFB season

married2abuff

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That's a broad stroke. Healthcare workers will be early in line. I know, my wife's a physician and they tend to get covered early in any process. Military will certainly have a priority. Once it becomes available to the public, the elderly population will take priority. Now will certain wealthy people find a way to get in line using their influence and contacts, sure. But just because you're wealthy doesn't mean you'll go straight to the front of the line.
 

TSchekler

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That's a broad stroke. Healthcare workers will be early in line. I know, my wife's a physician and they tend to get covered early in any process. Military will certainly have a priority. Once it becomes available to the public, the elderly population will take priority. Now will certain wealthy people find a way to get in line using their influence and contacts, sure. But just because you're wealthy doesn't mean you'll go straight to the front of the line.
Why would it be any different than the testing back in March/April?
 

married2abuff

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Why would it be any different than the testing back in March/April?
You bring up a fair point in that the federal response was dismal and completely caught off guard. There was a huge shortage of not only testing kits, but PPE. That should never happen. That in an of itself is concerning with any federal response going forward. What is different is that we are no long caught off guard. Independent entities are working on a vaccine, not the government. So it becomes a matter of production once a vaccine gets through the process, and since the private sector will be involved with production, scarcity of the vaccine should be less of an issue.

There was no plan to give testing kits just to the rich. There was no plan, period, which left people fighting for scarce resources. The wealthy have better connections and ability to leverage their relationships in that type of environment.
 

TSchekler

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You bring up a fair point in that the federal response was dismal and completely caught off guard. There was a huge shortage of not only testing kits, but PPE. That should never happen. That in an of itself is concerning with any federal response going forward. What is different is that we are no long caught off guard. Independent entities are working on a vaccine, not the government. So it becomes a matter of production once a vaccine gets through the process, and since the private sector will be involved with production, scarcity of the vaccine should be less of an issue.

There was no plan to give testing kits just to the rich. There was no plan, period, which left people fighting for scarce resources. The wealthy have better connections and ability to leverage their relationships in that type of environment.
There is still going to be scarcity with a vaccine. The wealthy will still be able to leverage their relationships in that type in environment. I’m not saying that athletes will get their vaccine before any elderly person, but they will not be sitting around waiting for the at risk population to get theirs.
 

SINKRATZ

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As soon as one of these vaccines in trials passes phase 2, they’ll start manufacturing it in a big way and building up a stock to use if/when it is ultimately approved. Normally that would be a risky business approach but the govt and groups like the Gates Foundation will subsidize this so we’re not waiting for final approval before manufacturing begins.

I think you’re all correct that medical personnel and first responders will be first in line and rather than start with the elderly, I think there will be a focus on deploying vaccine to specific hot spots to try to control outbreaks. I think this is pretty much the smallpox approach in the 60s.
 

Not Sure

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I don’t think it would do a lot of good to be one of the first to get the vaccine anyway. But I suppose there will always be a group of people who feel entitled to be at the front of the line. They can have it.
 

married2abuff

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I don’t think it would do a lot of good to be one of the first to get the vaccine anyway. But I suppose there will always be a group of people who feel entitled to be at the front of the line. They can have it.
Some are more risk adverse with vaccinations than others.
 

buffaholic

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"Wave 1.5" has pretty much eliminated the idea of attending live sports this fall and winter for me. Barring a vaccine, or herd immunity, it will be too risky for me and my other family members to attend.

This re-opening is a giant failure. American's got tired of C-19, but C-19 isn't tired of killing people.

I will be looking for Rick George to provide me with the option to get my money back here soon. Much like Delta Airlines, Marriott and AirBnB refunded my money for things I could not attend, CFB will be faced with either not allowing live viewing at all, or very limited attendance restrictions. At least if they are interested in keeping the hospital ICUs from being over-run.
 

Highlander

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"Wave 1.5" has pretty much eliminated the idea of attending live sports this fall and winter for me. Barring a vaccine, or herd immunity, it will be too risky for me and my other family members to attend.

This re-opening is a giant failure. American's got tired of C-19, but C-19 isn't tired of killing people.

I will be looking for Rick George to provide me with the option to get my money back here soon. Much like Delta Airlines, Marriott and AirBnB refunded my money for things I could not attend, CFB will be faced with either not allowing live viewing at all, or very limited attendance restrictions. At least if they are interested in keeping the hospital ICUs from being over-run.
There's no way I'm attending a major sporting event in the fall.

I'm enjoying going back to restaurants outdoors and spot seating indoors where they have all their doors and windows wide open with good natural air ventilation. That ends the second it is too cold to do so.

I'm expecting no major sports by the fall and a long boring winter.
 

AztecBuff

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Of course I have no idea what if anything substantive/ definitive he can say at this point, but just noticed that the Buff Youtube account has Rick George giving an update today (premiering at 5:00 MT)..

 

cu2x

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A little OT: one of the MLB rules for the short season, is "no spitting". How can you play in the league and not spit? This is un-American and a violation of the players' rights.
 

Robert Sorell

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I seriously doubt that we'll see anything close to the full slate of bowl games this winter; even if a full schedule of regular season games is played.

Maybe a few of the bowls will be permanently contracted?
 

GuySmiley

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A little OT: one of the MLB rules for the short season, is "no spitting". How can you play in the league and not spit? This is un-American and a violation of the players' rights.
It is a good rule in the times that we live in. I think this will be difficult for the players to adjust, and will be difficult to enforce; but it is what it is. Come playoff time, they may have to relax this rule. IMO, most relievers all need to spit, just to keep their mojo. No more sunflower seeds, a baseball staple.
 

GuySmiley

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I seriously doubt that we'll see anything close to the full slate of bowl games this winter; even if a full schedule of regular season games is played.

Maybe a few of the bowls will be permanently contracted?
I tend to agree with you, although who knows they may be able to extend the season. That will be tough for the NCAA, P5 conferences (which have more power than the NCAA) and schools, but it will unfold as it unfolds. It does not affect CU, but I am holding my breath for the Power 65 teams, as some may just take off the season.
 

AztecBuff

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A few different articles about Larry Scott's thoughts on this. (From a QUICK scan, they look similar but not identical, so just linking to all of them):



 

ahoelsken

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It is a good rule in the times that we live in. I think this will be difficult for the players to adjust, and will be difficult to enforce; but it is what it is. Come playoff time, they may have to relax this rule. IMO, most relievers all need to spit, just to keep their mojo. No more sunflower seeds, a baseball staple.
The KBO has had that in place and it hasn't been an issue. As far as CFB, I believe we'll have a season during the 2020-21 academic year. I'm not sure it'll start on time.
 

MtnBuff

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Over. It’s not the NCAA’s decision. That residth schools, conferences and states.
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I am certain that we are going to start seeing P5 schools cancel (or more correctly be cancelled by their governors or other officials.) It won't be long until some conferences hit critical mass. What option does the PAC have if the state of California (4 member schools) and Washington (2 member schools) order no football. Oregon then follows immediately. That's half the conference.

It then becomes a legal liability issue. Schools look at how much it will cost them in court if they have a player die or suffer permanent damage. They look at there chances in court when the plaintiffs attorney can point out the known risks and that many other schools shut down. They also point out that the player saw no choice not wanting to risk his scholarship and trusting the coaches and medical staff.
 

Buffs35

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I am certain that we are going to start seeing P5 schools cancel (or more correctly be cancelled by their governors or other officials.) It won't be long until some conferences hit critical mass. What option does the PAC have if the state of California (4 member schools) and Washington (2 member schools) order no football. Oregon then follows immediately. That's half the conference.

It then becomes a legal liability issue. Schools look at how much it will cost them in court if they have a player die or suffer permanent damage. They look at there chances in court when the plaintiffs attorney can point out the known risks and that many other schools shut down. They also point out that the player saw no choice not wanting to risk his scholarship and trusting the coaches and medical staff.
So the buffs have a chance to have more wins than wazzu, ducks, fUCLA ans U$C?
 
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