STrib: Most classes at the University of Minnesota will be taught fully online this fall.

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About 70% of fall classes will be delivered online, with the rest taught either in person or in a hybrid manner. The school will reopen its dormitories, dining halls and campus spaces under some social distancing restrictions.
 

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Just enough wiggle room. Trying to thread that perfect needle: make sure as many kids as possible keep enrolling and don't take the year off, yet prevent as many kids as possible from physically interacting for school functions.
 

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Just enough wiggle room. Trying to thread that perfect needle: make sure as many kids as possible keep enrolling and don't take the year off, yet prevent as many kids as possible from physically interacting for school functions.
It's simply wishful thinking. As the start of the school year approaches and the virus is still raging they'll pull back to all virtual with nobody living on campus because they'll have no choice.
 

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It's simply wishful thinking. As the start of the school year approaches and the virus is still raging they'll pull back to all virtual with nobody living on campus because they'll have no choice.
Oh it is just raging! 9 deaths today in Minnesota with 8 of them over 70 years old, 1 in the 50-59 year old category. This has to leave college age students trembling with fear.
 

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I’m thankful that most Minnesotans follow social distancing and mask wearing guidelines. That’s the reason why our deaths are low.

If most people in the state were as cowardly and unpatriotic as bga, we’d be as screwed up as Florida right now.
 

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I’m thankful that most Minnesotans follow social distancing and mask wearing guidelines. That’s the reason why our deaths are low.

If most people in the state were as cowardly and unpatriotic as bga, we’d be as screwed up as Florida right now.
And of course we are lucky protesters, rioters, arsonists and looters are immune to the virus,
MG (aka 2-Timer)
 

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Yeah if protesting allowed, why not outdoor football games? Effective treatments are available for covid anyway, but i'm sure the Yale doctor supporting the treatment is an conspiracy extremist! Stupid doctors trying to find effective treatments without resorting to a vaccine, how dare they?!
 

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Oh it is just raging! 9 deaths today in Minnesota with 8 of them over 70 years old, 1 in the 50-59 year old category. This has to leave college age students trembling with fear.
It ain't all about deaths. There is growing evidence that the virus can cause potential long-term organ and even red blood cell damage. You want to roll the dice with your kid's health because you're sure they won't die? Go for it, but I sure as hell don't, and I think most people won't either when they consider the potential consequences.
 

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Yeah if protesting allowed, why not outdoor football games? Effective treatments are available for covid anyway, but i'm sure the Yale doctor supporting the treatment is an conspiracy extremist! Stupid doctors trying to find effective treatments without resorting to a vaccine, how dare they?!
Getting in, getting out, concourses and bathrooms. If it was just a matter of going directly to your seat and sitting there, I don't think there would be much issue. Outdoor spread seems to be minimal.
 

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Yeah if protesting allowed, why not outdoor football games? Effective treatments are available for covid anyway, but i'm sure the Yale doctor supporting the treatment is an conspiracy extremist! Stupid doctors trying to find effective treatments without resorting to a vaccine, how dare they?!
Gross conspiracy theory that has been debunked.

The deliberate spread of misinformation is what makes the US one of the sh_triest places in the world, right now.

Congrats for taking a dump on our country, asshole.
 

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Getting in, getting out, concourses and bathrooms. If it was just a matter of going directly to your seat and sitting there, I don't think there would be much issue. Outdoor spread seems to be minimal.
And spacing.

But the actual concern, which no fans in the stands won’t make a difference, is when players get infected and cross-team infections occur. Baseball has shown they will.
 

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And spacing.

But the actual concern, which no fans in the stands won’t make a difference, is when players get infected and cross-team infections occur. Baseball has shown they will.
All signs point to there not being college football. I'd give it a 25% chance at this point.
 

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There are already so many D1 athletes sick, some really sick. And some will skip their senior year this year to prepare for the draft.
 

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Where are you hearing this? Just curious.
Radio. Star player at Virginia Tech is skipping his senior year as a result of risk and seeing how sick other athletes. Universities across the country are announcing sick athlete totals without naming names. Brogdon talked of how sick he felt and others he talked too. This is so much harsher than the flu. High level athletes play the day of and the day after with the flu. That will not happen with Corona.
 

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Gross conspiracy theory that has been debunked.

The deliberate spread of misinformation is what makes the US one of the sh_triest places in the world, right now.

Congrats for taking a dump on our country, asshole.
How is it a conspiracy? Support of this treatment is endorsed by many doctors. The new england journal of medicine in may published a review in support of this treatment as well. The results have been overwhelmingly positive.
 

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I’m thankful that most Minnesotans follow social distancing and mask wearing guidelines. That’s the reason why our deaths are low.

If most people in the state were as cowardly and unpatriotic as bga, we’d be as screwed up as Florida right now.
How is Florida “screwed up” and Minnesota not? The deaths per million are basically the same, and considering the demographics of the two states (over 65: FL 22%, MN 16%) Minnesota’s numbers should be much lower than Florida. The actual numbers say your baseless claim of Minnesotans better following of guidelines has actually proven useless at best and harmful at worst.

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It ain't all about deaths. There is growing evidence that the virus can cause potential long-term organ and even red blood cell damage. You want to roll the dice with your kid's health because you're sure they won't die? Go for it, but I sure as hell don't, and I think most people won't either when they consider the potential consequences.
Isn't that only being linked to people who have severe cases? Like on a ventilator or close to needing one?

All signs point to there not being college football. I'd give it a 25% chance at this point.
I agree. The only safe way to do sports is in a bubble. The B1G could have pulled it off. East and West bubbles. 6 game season with a championship at the end. Classes offered remotely, so there is no need to be on campus. Teams could have been home by early to mid-October.

Too late now. These athletes will lose a year of eligibility and some will lose the chance to go pro.
 
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Isn't that only being linked to people who have severe cases? Like on a ventilator or close to needing one?
Don't know the answer to that, but I do know people don't get to choose the seriousness of the virus if they get it. This isn't Thai food where you can choose mild, medium or hot depending on your preference; you may emerge unscarred, but you may also end up dead or permanently impaired. I just don't understand why some people are so nonchalant about it.
 

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Don't know the answer to that, but I do know people don't get to choose the seriousness of the virus if they get it. This isn't Thai food where you can choose mild, medium or hot depending on your preference; you may emerge unscarred, but you may also end up dead or permanently impaired. I just don't understand why some people are so nonchalant about it.
You're right, you can't pick. But with a school aged kid having a 0.1% chance of being hospitalized (https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6915e3.htm), there are much more dangerous things that we do nonchalantly in a given day.

So I guess I agree with bga1 that college kids probably aren't trembling in fear, and I think the only worry parents should have about their children is that their kid will give the virus to them or others.

If you're worrying about your healthy children in this pandemic, you probably have a lot of other things you should be worrying about instead.
 

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You're right, you can't pick. But with a school aged kid having a 0.1% chance of being hospitalized (https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6915e3.htm), there are much more dangerous things that we do nonchalantly in a given day.

So I guess I agree with bga1 that college kids probably aren't trembling in fear, and I think the only worry parents should have about their children is that their kid will give the virus to them or others.

If you're worrying about your healthy children in this pandemic, you probably have a lot of other things you should be worrying about instead.
Pretty sure they enjoy not being sick and not making loved ones sick.
 

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Pretty sure they enjoy not being sick and not making loved ones sick.
Sure, but I was responding to the statement that sending a kid out in public is "rolling the dice with their health." If I can find a 1,000 sided die, I'd probably roll it. I roll a much smaller die for other decisions every day.

I still do think most kids/college students don't care, but that's really a secondary point. The concern that they will spread the virus is real and needs to be taken seriously. The concern that they will be individually impacted long term by the virus? Maybe not so much.
 

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Sure, but I was responding to the statement that sending a kid out in public is "rolling the dice with their health." If I can find a 1,000 sided die, I'd probably roll it. I roll a much smaller die for other decisions every day.

I still do think most kids/college students don't care, but that's really a secondary point. The concern that they will spread the virus is real and needs to be taken seriously. The concern that they will be individually impacted long term by the virus? Maybe not so much.
The whole of the concern is that they will spread the virus and get non-children/college aged people infected and killed. It has almost nothing to do with the risk of themselves getting infected and dying (though there is an extremely rare risk of that too).

How can someone even pretend not to understand that? Silly, to me.
 

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How is it a conspiracy? Support of this treatment is endorsed by many doctors. The new england journal of medicine in may published a review in support of this treatment as well. The results have been overwhelmingly positive.
No it's not.
No they haven't.

Gross that you deliberately spread misinformation. You know it's a lie, and you do it anyway.
 

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How is Florida “screwed up” and Minnesota not? The deaths per million are basically the same, and considering the demographics of the two states (over 65: FL 22%, MN 16%) Minnesota’s numbers should be much lower than Florida. The actual numbers say your baseless claim of Minnesotans better following of guidelines has actually proven useless at best and harmful at worst.

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21k to 9k. Yeah which is worse??

Hmm, I wonder if Florida's deaths might be increasing any time soon???? Nah, probably not.

 

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Isn't that only being linked to people who have severe cases? Like on a ventilator or close to needing one?



I agree. The only safe way to do sports is in a bubble. The B1G could have pulled it off. East and West bubbles. 6 game season with a championship at the end. Classes offered remotely, so there is no need to be on campus. Teams could have been home by early to mid-October.

Too late now. These athletes will lose a year of eligibility and some will lose the chance to go pro.
Most of what I've seen shows some levels of lung/other organ damage in a high % of cases overall, not just serious cases.

A bubble for college sports was never going to happen. If there are no students on campus, they're not going to play sports.
 
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No it's not.
No they haven't.

Gross that you deliberately spread misinformation. You know it's a lie, and you do it anyway.
I posted a link to a newsweek article written by an MD, PHD. Where is the misinformation? I don't know that it's a lie as this doctor from Yale who penned the piece seems to strongly support his conclusions based on multiple studies and publications. Did you read it? If so, I'm struggling to realize how you could immediately dismiss what he is saying especially when considering his credentials.
 
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