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May 22, 2020
jfsully
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Pitchers allowed to wear batting glove

Dan : One of the problems in this is the CDC says something and gives published guidance to sports organization and recreational group AND THEN, later, updates in press releases negating their original guidance.

It doesnt seem they send that updated info to the organizations.

In many ways , one hand at the CDC doesnt know what the other is doing. You are correct that in the last several days they have said that touching objects does not seem to be a way to transfer the virus.

Today Birx, after saying the only need for a mask is in situations where you cant social distance, said that people should use their own marked tennis balls when they play tennis!!! which is different than what the CDC just released.

It seems the specifics are what are screwed up and not updated

Some organizations are going to have to stay on top of this continually changing guidance and see that it is getting more and more lenient and adjust accordingly
May 19, 2020
jfsully
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Best changes to improve virus safety?

Interesting news within the last 24 hours or so from the CDC :

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2020/05/19/cdc-virus-does-not-spread-easily-on-contaminated-surfaces/24356961/
May 17, 2020
jfsully
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Best changes to improve virus safety?

Just read this : " New York's Nassau County health officials just days ago. It was all about proper handling of balls to stay safe amid coronavirus. "

"You can kick their balls, but you can't touch them," Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced with a serious urgency.

"To avoid confusion between whose balls are whose you can use a marker like a sharpie to put an 'X'... to put someone's initials on them," she added.

So to review: "if you’re playing tennis against someone who lives in the same house as you, treat their balls like your own... But if you’re playing against someone who lives elsewhere or you’re on a court next to other people not living with you, remember these tips"

Kick their balls
To avoid confusion, mark your balls with an “X” or write your name on your balls.
IMPORTANTLY!: Don’t touch their balls with your hands.

This from a state where 66% of the new hospitalizations are from people who stayed home, This means they caught the virus from people in their own household.

https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-coronavirus-cuomo-coronavirus-stats-20200506-eyqui4b5lfdn7g6cqswkf6otly-story.html




May 17, 2020
jfsully
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Best changes to improve virus safety?

How about convincing government officials that they have overreacted ... if people are afraid to play, dont play .... to give in to the insanity is insanity itself.

So now the government tell the public? THEY have caused the insanity ... the disease exists, there are studies it is sprad by close continual (not casual) contact. (AND that doesn't mean 6 minutes it means prolonged)

THIS IS INSANITY ON A HUGE SCALE ... It needs to be an additional chapter of Extraordinary Polpular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds


May 16, 2020
jfsully
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Best changes to improve virus safety?

https://www.stripes.com/news/europe/one-meter-six-feet-how-social-distancing-guidelines-vary-across-countries-1.625118
May 11, 2020
jfsully
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Oh Boy!

The 1968 to 1969 flu season ... not two years ...

Birx said recently that she believes there is an OVERCOUNT by the CDC of at least 25%.

And yes,IMO and in the opinion of numerous immulnologists I know and have talked to, the beahvior of this virus is very similar ... BTW I had it in late January after a trip overseas in early mid Januaryand it was like very bad flu.

Actually this has spread since at least January ad probably before ... so its more like 5 months. We have ny been locked down for 2.

But if you are afraid, stay inside. That is YOUR choice. That is called freedom of choice


May 11, 2020
jfsully
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Oh Boy!

You will love this insanity .... we were told we could not throw the ball to each other and play catch because we were both touching the same ball

I pointed out that we were allowed to play tennis and would be hitting the same balls, picking them up and tossing them with our hand to serve.

The response "Thats different" ...I then asked if it was ok for us to toss green fuzzy balls back and forth and was told no.

We went to the dog park and threw for a while, we had to bark every once in a while but it worked.

BTW OZ if you havent seen this article in Das Bild (which is Europes best selling newspaper) I think you will like it :

https://www.politicopathy.com/2020/05/11/germanys-das-bild-says-lockdown-was-a-huge-mistake/

If you open this in google chrome and translate the page, you can read the original : https://www.politicopathy.com/2020/05/11/germanys-das-bild-says-lockdown-was-a-huge-mistake/
May 11, 2020
jfsully
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Oh Boy!

Going out with a buddy to throw the ball and loosen up our arms at the field today ..... supposedly we are not locked down in Palm Beach County as of 12:01 today.

We will see ... going to breakfast afterwards and make dinner plan ... We need to help the businesses come back and help lead and force the world out of this PANICdemic.

Everything can be the same, we just have to realize that it will take effort to try to educate others that this was probably a massive overreaction.

Almost all of us lived through 1968-69 when 100,000 plus people died in the USA and between 1 and 2 million worldwide of the Hong Kong Flu. Most were above the age of 65. We were not afraid of that and didn't shut the word down. Social media etc helped fan the flames of this. That H3N2 virus continues to circle the world each year.

As Roosevelt said " The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
May 4, 2020
jfsully
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Virus-Regulations



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May 3, 2020
jfsully
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Dugouts

The first "tag" play is going to be fun .... runner safe, fielder ejected for attempted assault
May 1, 2020
jfsully
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Virus-Regulations

oz40 .... email me please at jfsully@protonmail.com
April 30, 2020
jfsully
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Virus-Regulations

“I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.”

Personal responsibility, if a person is afraid, Dont play. If a person is in an at risk group, dont play.

To fight the Hong Kong Flu, as we all remember, we shut down the world in 1968-1969. It was the only way to keep millions from dying *(actually a million did die around the word)

It was (is) extremely contagious and the death toll was primarily from the age group above 65. There were 100,000 people that dies then (non padded numbers).

This virus strand (H3N2) still circles the world every year and there is no totally preventative vaccine.

*Actually we didnt
March 28, 2020
jfsully
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Corona Virus (COVID-19) • Part II

Seems the people who called for 2.2 million deaths in the USA and 500,000 in the UK have lowered their estimates in the UK by a factor of 25. !!!

That would mean istead of 2.2 million in the USA, it might be 80,000, essentially a bad flu season. The new report states this will peak in 2-3 weeks not 18 months. It also said that of the 20,000 projected deaths in the UK, over 1/2 of those it will kill would have died by the end of the year anyway because they were so old and sick.


Dr. Birx referred to models created by British experts indicating that up to 500,000 Brits could die from the virus. Now they have readjusted their number of dead to 20,000. That is a 25-fold drop. In those models, they estimated up to 2.2 million deaths in America, with over 60 million infected (20%). Dr. Birx indicated that the data (now substantial since 550,000 tests have been done) do not justify these fearsome numbers. She further indicated that there are no data to support frightening claims by Mayor Bill de Blasio that upto 50% of New Yorkers would be infected.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2238578-uk-has-enough-intensive-care-units-for-coronavirus-expert-predicts/
March 26, 2020
jfsully
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Corona Virus (COVID-19) • Part II

interesting viewpoints:

https://swprs.org/a-swiss-doctor-on-covid-19/

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/12-experts-question-covid-19-panic
March 18, 2020
jfsully
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Corona Virus (COVID-19) • Part II

Interesting tweet about what is happening : https://twitter.com/USADytyna/status/1240398300139991040?s=20
March 16, 2020
jfsully
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Corona Virus (COVID-19) • Part II

Wayne : The average age of the peope who died in Italy is 81 years old!!! ... Italy is the oldest country in Europe and almost evry single person who has died is either immune compromised or in that high age bracket .... https://tinyurl.com/tzj9676

Also, headline panic : " A recent CDC projection estimated that the U.S. coronavirus epidemic could infect between 160 million and 214 million people over a period of more than a year — and kill anywhere from 200,000 to 1.7 million people in the country. A top CDC disease modeler presented the estimates to CDC officials and epidemic experts during a conference call last month, the New York Times revealed on Friday. The scenario did not factor in the efforts now underway to address the epidemic, but rather what could happen if no action was taken to slow the spread of of the disease."

read again and see what is said, IF NOTHING AS DONE, TE DEATHS COULD BE 200,000 to 1.7 million. (the headline panic number used is 1.7 million. We are also doing something, are we not?

(In the 2017-2018 time frame 61000 people died in the USA from the flu.-JFS)

During the Spanish Flu epidemic they Doctors found people recovered more rapidly when in Fresh air and in the sun. The sun encourages production ov Vitamen D which fights viruses.
https://medium.com/@ra.hobday/coronavirus-and-the-sun-a-lesson-from-the-1918-influenza-pandemic-509151dc8065

Read all the info NOT just the fearmongering stuff.
March 15, 2020
jfsully
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Corona Virus (COVID-19) • Part II

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-8076109/Coronavirus-dangerous-symptoms-likely-appear-risk-death.html

March 15, 2020
jfsully
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Corona Virus (COVID-19) • Part II

In the words of the great Douglas Adams .... DONT PANIC

https://www.wired.com/story/whats-social-distancing-flattening-curve-covid-19-questions/?bxid=5be9e8e52ddf9c72dc75c279&cndid=53634954&esrc=bounceX&source=EDT_WIR_NEWSLETTER_0_DAILY_ZZ&utm_brand=wired&utm_campaign=aud-dev&utm_mailing=WIR_Daily_031520&utm_medium=email&utm_source=nl&utm_term=list1_p4
March 13, 2020
jfsully
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Corona Virus (COVID-19)

The moves by organizations is NOT because the virus is so deadly

The idea is to "flatten the curve" so cases do not overwhelm the healthcare establishment. The fear is , if allowed the virus to run it's natural course, the rapid increase in cases would cause many high risk people to not be able to get treatment.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/11/science/coronavirus-curve-mitigation-infection.html
Feb. 16, 2020
jfsully
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bats and cleats

Wayne : not always, at adidas outlets etc, sierra trading post online and many other places you can get trail running for the under $50 range. these are normally overstocks and have great discounts.

For instance my current adidas I aid 49.99 for. (they retail at $90.)

You can also pay $150 for a pair.
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