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    Default Will we have a season this year?

    Can we create a poll???


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    What would be the point of polling this topic, given that it isn’t subjective in nature?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FriarZag View Post
    What would be the point of polling this topic, given that it isn’t subjective in nature?
    Some people are curious about the median expectations of current events. They know what they themselves expect, they are curious what others expect. It's a natural human desire.

    Also, we participate in all kinds of polls about eventual objective outcomes. How many posts have been dedicate to predicted game scores, or season records, or recruit destinations? A huge percentage of this forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LTownZag View Post
    Some people are curious about the median expectations of current events. They know what they themselves expect, they are curious what others expect. It's a natural human desire.

    Also, we participate in all kinds of polls about eventual objective outcomes. How many posts have been dedicate to predicted game scores, or season records, or recruit destinations? A huge percentage of this forum.
    Fair, but none of the examples you just listed are yes/no questions that are 100% out of the playersí and coachesí control and wonít be decided on a basketball court. And majority of those thread examples are discussions and donít actually have polls, where you click to vote an option. Maybe I interpreted the request in the OP too literally?

    All Iím trying to say is, whatís the payoff of voting on this? There are 4 possible outcomes for a vote cast:

    1. I vote yes, and there is a season: Great!
    2. I vote yes, and there is no season: Iím wrong, and this sucks!
    3. I vote no, and there is a season: Iím wrong, but great!
    4. I vote no, and there is no season: Iím right, but this sucks!

    Iíll either be elated for the start of a new season or bummed beyond belief if there isnít one. The projections seem to change daily, so imo throwing up a prediction on April 28 to see if it sticks isnít worth much. For my own sanity, Iíll be taking the time over the next several months to prepare for both possibilities. This may or may not involve medicine of the single malt variety.

    To your point about median expectations, there is far more qualitative discussion on the impact of the covid pandemic already going on in other threads, and in those threads Iíve enjoyed reading the contributions of the members of this community (including you LTown), so thanks to all for that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FriarZag View Post
    Fair, but none of the examples you just listed are yes/no questions that are 100% out of the players’ and coaches’ control and won’t be decided on a basketball court. And majority of those thread examples are discussions and don’t actually have polls, where you click to vote an option. Maybe I interpreted the request in the OP too literally?

    All I’m trying to say is, what’s the payoff of voting on this? There are 4 possible outcomes for a vote cast:

    1. I vote yes, and there is a season: Great!
    2. I vote yes, and there is no season: I’m wrong, and this sucks!
    3. I vote no, and there is a season: I’m wrong, but great!
    4. I vote no, and there is no season: I’m right, but this sucks!

    I’ll either be elated for the start of a new season or bummed beyond belief if there isn’t one. The projections seem to change daily, so imo throwing up a prediction on April 28 to see if it sticks isn’t worth much. For my own sanity, I’ll be taking the time over the next several months to prepare for both possibilities. This may or may not involve medicine of the single malt variety.

    To your point about median expectations, there is far more qualitative discussion on the impact of the covid pandemic already going on in other threads, and in those threads I’ve enjoyed reading the contributions of the members of this community (including you LTown), so thanks to all for that!
    My bad. It was a question for the zag fans that are here. We talk about will they go pro or not? In the end does what we say matter? You could kill the board or members with this attitude of what should go.or stay.Im sorry we all wanna discuss something that cancelled march madness.


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    I think there will be a season this year. Here is what is in question for me. (1) Will the players get on campus in June so they can practice and get to know each other in ample time. Mark Few does a fabulous job of preparation that pays dividends during the season. Will he be able to accomplish that this year? I don't know. (2) Will there be fans in the stands at the Kennel? The Kennel Club and the fans are a huge benefit to the success of the team. The home record speaks volumes and the fans are the 6th man for the Zags? (3) If there are fans what percentage of capacity will they be able to fill the arena - 25%; 50%. I don't know the answers to these questions. My guess is we don't go back to normal until we get either a vaccine or some drug intervention to combat the virus. I listened to the JNJ call last week and their estimate is that we are 12 months away in the best case scenario to a vaccine that can be commercially administered.

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    There is news today about the possibility of the virus possibly capable of infecting us through airborne aerosol droplets as well as larger droplets. I have suspected that there was a missing link in the contagion chain. The possibility of a vaccine from Oxford University which could be ready to distribute in a little less than a year. Meanwhile, the short supply of data doesn’t provide a basis for making positive predictions. There are an awful lot of risky touch points in any kind of travel. I guess the NCAA will make the call on the 2020-21 season. I have no idea what the risk tolerance is for the NCAA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FriarZag View Post
    To your point about median expectations, there is far more qualitative discussion on the impact of the covid pandemic already going on in other threads, and in those threads Iíve enjoyed reading the contributions of the members of this community (including you LTown), so thanks to all for that!
    Friarzag - Thank you for the kind words of appreciation.

    I am in no way an epidemiology or exponential growth modeling expert. I've tried to post links to many interesting and informed sources but I don't consider myself a very informed primary source. I think we are all safer if there is greater dissemination of the reality of the situation, and if entities which have been incorrect in their thinking explain where they went wrong so we can all learn going forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantua View Post
    There is news today about the possibility of the virus possibly capable of infecting us through airborne aerosol droplets as well as larger droplets.
    This is not a mere possibility and it has been the subjected of news stories for weeks now. Aerosolized transmission accounts comparison was even in the New England Journal of Medicine 2 weeks ago.


    I personally do not expect an NCAA season with fans in the stands, at least more than about 1/2 capacity and enforced distancing. I could imagine some places having intentionally sparse stands and mandatory masks though.

    College football is played outdoors, earlier in the fall/winter flu season, and without recirculating air.

    Given that next November we will not have had widespread use of an effective vaccine, and will likely not yet have reached herd immunity or even over 20% yet infected from natural disease spread, I am having a hard time imagining authorities allowing tens of thousands of susceptible people to be clumped together indoors for 2-4 hours at a time in the height of flu season, especially including many students who soon would disperse nationally over winter break following the first 6 weeks of the season.

    But that's just, you know, one man's opinion.

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    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/h...WOoBf7x5onRBko

    It looks as if they might be closing in on the testing. IF there was an accurate test, this one says it can tell if a person has been exposed 14 days, or longer, ago, then the players could be brought back and, after a 14 day quarantine, could begin practicing.
    There are assumptions, of course. They would have to only associate with others that have undergone the quarantine, and there is always a chance that someone, somewhere, will have a brief contact with another exposed person.
    If ALL the players, coaches, officials , announcers and camera crew could/would undergo the stringent measures to enforce this, along with almost constant rechecking, a season just might go ahead.
    As fans are checked, contact tracing put in place, the corner just might be turned.

    I don't believe they will ever eradicate this, or any other, virus. They just seem to be too able to mutate, but if levels of danger can be reduced substantially, life should go on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willandi View Post
    I don't believe they will ever eradicate this, or any other, virus.
    Smallpox is calling, it would like a word. (If it still existed.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LTownZag View Post
    Smallpox is calling, it would like a word. (If it still existed.)
    Yes. There is. It is (hopefully) contained in a lab, one here at the CDC and one in Russia. I don't know how secure either of those locations would be against a serious terrorist attack to gain control of the sample.


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    I sure the @#$% hope so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LTownZag View Post
    Smallpox is calling, it would like a word. (If it still existed.)
    Measles beat smallpox to the punch.

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    When the WHO says that there is no evidence that antibodies prevent reinfection it is a very misleading statement and should be taken with a grain of salt. If this were true, search for a vaccine would be pointless. I would love to see a reporter ask them to qualify statements like that but reporters seem to be dancing to the pied piper right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasZagFan View Post
    Measles beat smallpox to the punch.
    The last victim of Smallpox, Janet Parker, died 42 years ago.
    The virus has been eradicated for decades, though secret strains may or may not exist at a couple of the world's most secure facilities.

    More than half a million people were infected of Measles last year alone. Over 100,000 die annually.

    How did measles beat smallpox?

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    Yes, but late start, maybe January.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LTownZag View Post
    This is not a mere possibility and it has been the subjected of news stories for weeks now. Aerosolized transmission accounts comparison was even in the New England Journal of Medicine 2 weeks ago.


    I personally do not expect an NCAA season with fans in the stands, at least more than about 1/2 capacity and enforced distancing. I could imagine some places having intentionally sparse stands and mandatory masks though.

    College football is played outdoors, earlier in the fall/winter flu season, and without recirculating air.

    Given that next November we will not have had widespread use of an effective vaccine, and will likely not yet have reached herd immunity or even over 20% yet infected from natural disease spread, I am having a hard time imagining authorities allowing tens of thousands of susceptible people to be clumped together indoors for 2-4 hours at a time in the height of flu season, especially including many students who soon would disperse nationally over winter break following the first 6 weeks of the season.

    But that's just, you know, one man's opinion.
    I don’t think that the concept has yet to become part of general public knowledge, but that’s true of many aspects of this pandemic. It’s clear that you are making an effort to dig out as much information as possible. Most aren’t. There is still a lot of knowledge to be gained about the virus. I used the word "possibility" because we need more studies on aerosol transmission, despite the findings being very likely to be true.
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    The new England article doesn't have much to do with transmission which is the key to keeping places shuttered or open. What the article shows is progressive deterioration of a virus on different surfaces. Along those same lines, a leap of logic must occur to generate an assumption that somehow a viral load on an inanimate surface might be somehow attached to a human who might then give it to someone else. Nothing in the article's data or any data published so far that might measure transmission. Basically it's a test tube article that should be and IS confined to loads against time on inert surfaces. We know that porous surfaces vs hard metal surfaces ( a doorknob for instance) allows for a bit longer life for a virus.

    It's a nice try to smuggle in viral dynamics and somehow apply them to a basketball season. I do think, as this virus peters out, that by late fall we will have a season provided that nothing unanticipated happens. Fauci hints that when winter comes there might be increased activity of this virus as well as resurgence of FLU ( which happens anyway). Nobody knows for sure. I am planning to see the Zags open as a no 1 ranking with a no 1 seed and going the distance..the WHOLE distance I am praying for it.

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    I'm not sure of the source or the accuracy, but this makes sense.
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    This also makes a lot of sense, and the source doesn't matter.
    It's not funny.

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    Both funny especially the 2nd one Will. Had to chuckle.

    The first one underscores what China told every available ear that there was no human to human transmission. Big price to pay for big fibs...

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