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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:48 pm 
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DOLOMITE wrote:
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I thought that once something was declared a pandemic then it's basically a virus no one can avoid, so why are not all sports events cancelled?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:06 pm 
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pokerman wrote:
DOLOMITE wrote:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/51849163

I thought that once something was declared a pandemic then it's basically a virus no one can avoid, so why are not all sports events cancelled?


If it's a virus nobody can afford why are not all sports events on? If it's unavoidable whats the harm?


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Non championship races make sense to me, apart from anything else it might give a chance for teams to try reserve and development drivers in a race environment...


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Battle Far wrote:
Non championship races make sense to me, apart from anything else it might give a chance for teams to try reserve and development drivers in a race environment...

Surely some testing would go on...


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mikeyg123 wrote:
pokerman wrote:
DOLOMITE wrote:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/51849163

I thought that once something was declared a pandemic then it's basically a virus no one can avoid, so why are not all sports events cancelled?

If it's a virus nobody can afford why are not all sports events on? If it's unavoidable whats the harm?

The answer is related to the infection curve. Even if COVID-19 will eventually infect 60 million people (arbitrary number), it matters what time scale they get infected on. If the cases start coming too fast for hospitals to admit the serious cases, then the death toll goes up dramatically because of seriously ill people being unable to get care.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/11/scie ... ction.html

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Exediron wrote:
mikeyg123 wrote:
pokerman wrote:
DOLOMITE wrote:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/51849163

I thought that once something was declared a pandemic then it's basically a virus no one can avoid, so why are not all sports events cancelled?

If it's a virus nobody can afford why are not all sports events on? If it's unavoidable whats the harm?

The answer is related to the infection curve. Even if COVID-19 will eventually infect 60 million people (arbitrary number), it matters what time scale they get infected on. If the cases start coming too fast for hospitals to admit the serious cases, then the death toll goes up dramatically because of seriously ill people being unable to get care.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/11/scie ... ction.html

That's interesting and makes a lot of sense, now I understand the process in hand.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:54 am 
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pokerman wrote:
Exediron wrote:
mikeyg123 wrote:
pokerman wrote:
DOLOMITE wrote:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/51849163

I thought that once something was declared a pandemic then it's basically a virus no one can avoid, so why are not all sports events cancelled?

If it's a virus nobody can afford why are not all sports events on? If it's unavoidable whats the harm?

The answer is related to the infection curve. Even if COVID-19 will eventually infect 60 million people (arbitrary number), it matters what time scale they get infected on. If the cases start coming too fast for hospitals to admit the serious cases, then the death toll goes up dramatically because of seriously ill people being unable to get care.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/11/scie ... ction.html

That's interesting and makes a lot of sense, now I understand the process in hand.


And this is exactly the point I think may are missing. It's not actually about the deaths. See this: https://www.businessinsider.com.au/amer ... ion-2020-3

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