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  • OldDave
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    My wife had her annual cardiologist visit last week and they chatted quite a while after. The doctor confirmed that they are seeing lung damage with all covid cases, which we knew, but she also shared that they are seeing quite a few people with heart damage as well. She also told my wife to schedule any routine work to be completed before October. They are expecting a big surge of cases once the weather starts to get chilly enough to drive folks indoors, and once the kids go back to school. Looks like my wife and I are going to be sheltering in place well into next year.

    Too bad the governor didn't mandate frequent showers and the use of deodorant rather than mandating masks. That way, we might have achieved social distancing naturally among those who refuse to follow any mandate. Stay safe!

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  • Russell Jaslow
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    NEWHL delays start till January 1.

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  • CrazyDave
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    Essentially copying over the Hockey East announcement from the separate new HE thread. This is the USCHO write-up.

    https://www.uscho.com/2020/07/29/hoc...e-tournaments/
    Last edited by CrazyDave; 07-30-2020, 08:51 AM.

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  • Russell Jaslow
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    Originally posted by robertearle View Post
    Michigan State did the same thing.

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  • robertearle
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    Originally posted by Timothy A View Post
    Vaccine in the 3rd level of testing....so you are telling me there is a chance.....
    ... for the 2021-2022 season.

    MLB didn't even make it a week.

    https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/...-virus-spreads

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  • Timothy A
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    Vaccine in the 3rd level of testing....so you are telling me there is a chance.....

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  • robertearle
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    This is not good....

    https://sports.yahoo.com/rutgers-put...212842218.html

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  • Timothy A
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    Originally posted by robertearle View Post

    Good to hear.
    Thanks. They both were hospitalized for pneumonia over Christmas last year, so we definitely want to avoid Mr. Covid.

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  • robertearle
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    Originally posted by Timothy A View Post
    My parents tested negative as well, so we're all good there.
    Good to hear.

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  • Timothy A
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    My parents tested negative as well, so we're all good there.

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  • Timothy A
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    Originally posted by robertearle View Post

    New virus, new test, less than perfect.

    The inaccuracy comes from the timing of when the test sample is taken - too soon and there isn't 'enough' virus to be sure you got some on the swab, too late and the virus may have 'moved' from the sinus down into the lungs, or elsewhere; and from the actual administration of the swab - getting it way in to the 'right' part of the sinus cavity is difficult. If the sample has virus RNA on it, the lab will find it. That is, the chemistry of test itself is not the problem.

    There are other test mechanisms being developed that are easier to administer (and faster results) but with even lower overall accuracy. Over the last couple weeks, I've seen news stories about simple saliva tests having been developed at U of Illinois and at Arizona State.

    Test speed and inaccuracy are certainly problems, but they're hardly the only problems we all have right now.
    Wow, you are da MAN! What great insight. I' m glad you are on my team. Smileyface.

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  • robertearle
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    Originally posted by Timothy A View Post

    Her test came back negative. I still can't believe the test is only 75% accurate per her Dr.
    New virus, new test, less than perfect.

    The inaccuracy comes from the timing of when the test sample is taken - too soon and there isn't 'enough' virus to be sure you got some on the swab, too late and the virus may have 'moved' from the sinus down into the lungs, or elsewhere; and from the actual administration of the swab - getting it way in to the 'right' part of the sinus cavity is difficult. If the sample has virus RNA on it, the lab will find it. That is, the chemistry of test itself is not the problem.

    There are other test mechanisms being developed that are easier to administer (and faster results) but with even lower overall accuracy. Over the last couple weeks, I've seen news stories about simple saliva tests having been developed at U of Illinois and at Arizona State.

    Test speed and inaccuracy are certainly problems, but they're hardly the only problems we all have right now.

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  • Timothy A
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    Originally posted by robertearle View Post

    (As best I understand it)

    "14 days" is the time period from a potential expose to the time when one can be confident that exposure has not resulted in infection. Your sister's "ten days" might be because by the time she had seen the doctor, she was already four days into her "14 day" period. Your parents' "14 day" clock would start at the point they were with your sister. So if they saw her six days she maybe developed symptoms and now some number of days have passed (assuming they didn't see here at all again since), they are well into their particular "14 day" period.

    You "14 days" would start when you last saw either your sister or your parents. So you have four more days (?) to go, and should be isolating for that time.

    Had your sister tested positive, the "rules" for when someone is "cleared" of being contagious are different, and have to do with how long since they had a fever, or had gotten a subsequent 'negative' result of test for active virus, etc.
    Her test came back negative. I still can't believe the test is only 75% accurate per her Dr.

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  • Reddington
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    That coach should reassess as should all coaches - the smart play is to save the year for all athletes that aren't going pro. Getting a year of work in in a job you can't stand and ground you for the rest of your life. You might come back to school and sports with an appreciative outlook and the earnestness to strive even more.

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  • Sieve1
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    Originally posted by Reddington View Post
    Rumor - I heard over the weekend - A slew of Ivy League players are taking a year off since the Ivies do not allow grad school students to play. That should tell everyone what the real deal is.

    As far as youth sports - I think they should continue in a smaller group model. The kids do need to do something besides video games.

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    I’ve heard that one Ivy League team told athletes if anyone decided to defer the school year then she gives up her spot on the team.

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