STrib: Gophers men's basketball team slowly assembles

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No long term damage likely- that is a way, way out there scenario.
Not to those that it is already happening too. 10% conditioning to a world class athlete can spell doomsday. There are athletes already compromised, more talking about. these athletes recover from the flu or even play within 24 hours and are 100% in 4 days. This is far more vicious. Blood clotting are really serious and appearing more often plus asthma like breathing issues in some cases that last months.
 
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Not to those that it is already happening too. 10% conditioning to a world class athlete can spell doomsday. There are athletes already compromised, more talking about. these athletes recover from the flu or even play within 24 hours and are 100% in 4 days. This is far more vicious. Blood clotting are really serious and appearing more often plus asthma like breathing issues in some cases that last months.
Right, and for some people who choose to drive, they end up dead or severely injured as well, so under your logic, no one drives cars until it is 100% safe because some of the outcomes are devastating. The old if it saves one-life argument. The truth is everything we do there is risk, but we choose to accept those risks and live normal lives.

At what point does this fear become nosophobia; I would say if the risk is well under .5% and you are afraid of it to the point that you feel you need to hide, you are in the nosophobia range.
 

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Right, and for some people who choose to drive, they end up dead or severely injured as well, so under your logic, no one drives cars until it is 100% safe because some of the outcomes are devastating. The old if it saves one-life argument. The truth is everything we do there is risk, but we choose to accept those risks and live normal lives.

At what point does this fear become nosophobia; I would say if the risk is well under .5% and you are afraid of it to the point that you feel you need to hide, you are in the nosophobia range.
I never said no one drives until it is 100% safe. I presented what some athletes are experiencing not what fans that just want to watch them. Draw your own conclusions. People with far more information than i have will make the decisions balancing all of that information. As for risk, my entire life has been about taking risk but this is not about me, this is about others. At 80 i am at high risk but not afraid, still swimming, flying,fishing and golfing but with the social distancing that society is suggesting.
 

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Right, and for some people who choose to drive, they end up dead or severely injured as well, so under your logic, no one drives cars until it is 100% safe because some of the outcomes are devastating. The old if it saves one-life argument. The truth is everything we do there is risk, but we choose to accept those risks and live normal lives.

At what point does this fear become nosophobia; I would say if the risk is well under .5% and you are afraid of it to the point that you feel you need to hide, you are in the nosophobia range.
Personally, I'm not that worried about the risk to me. But what I'm very aware of is the risk to others, should I end up getting it. The chances that in the day or two before I'm actually showing symptoms (which is when we tend to be the most contagious) I'll end up spreading it to all the people I work with, and some of them are in close contact with people who are at a very high risk is something I am very aware of. I don't have a problem inconveniencing myself a little for a few minutes or hours if I'm around somebody who is sensitive to the issue. I'd be pretty upset if I turned out to be the contact source of a person on a ventilator, fighting for their life, because I couldn't stay 6 feet away from somebody or was militant about not wearing a mask when asked to. It seems that most of the people who are most upset about all of this are always concentrating on the idea of "Me getting sick" and not so much on the true concern of "Passing it on" to those who are at a high risk.
 

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It seems that most of the people who are most upset about all of this are always concentrating on the idea of "Me getting sick" and not so much on the true concern of "Passing it on" to those who are at a high risk.
If you come in contact with people who are high risk, then its a good idea to take extra precautions, but that is not what this topic is. It is about the danger to college athletes, which is where this whole thread sprung from.

To address your expansion, college athletes, while in school, normally are pretty isolated from high risk people. Most of the time they are with people of the same age, and at this time may likely be on near empty campuses. Where as if they were forced to stay home, it is much more likely that they would be in contact with high risk people and more likely to infect them. One could argue it is safer for the high risk people in their lives if they were away.
 

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Not to those that it is already happening too. 10% conditioning to a world class athlete can spell doomsday. There are athletes already compromised, more talking about. these athletes recover from the flu or even play within 24 hours and are 100% in 4 days. This is far more vicious. Blood clotting are really serious and appearing more often plus asthma like breathing issues in some cases that last months.
Again- very, very remote. Life has risk.
 

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Again- very, very remote. Life has risk.
So exactly what would you do if you had to make these decisions based on health, liability, budgets. There is no wrong opinion. They are just opinions. You and i will not have anything to do with it.
 

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At some point, there is nothing to gain (even entertainment) from discussing something with someone who dismisses anything from anyone who doesn’t agree with his opinion and pounds his chest that his opinion is correct and should be accepted no matter any evidence to the contrary.

That is bga, on this topic.
 

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The thread is about the 2020 team and it’s rate of assemblage. I believe it will produce poor results on the court.
 

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The thread is about the 2020 team and it’s rate of assemblage. I believe it will produce poor results on the court.
Disagree. If there are games and we have the roster we hope for we will do better than poor.
 

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Disagree. If there are games and we have the roster we hope for we will do better than poor.
And every other team is dealing with an identical circumstance so no one should really be at an advantage for the most part.
 
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