News: MLS Suspends season due to Coronavirus

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  1. Elninho

    Elninho Member+

    Sacramento Republic FC
    United States
    Oct 30, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fauci on 60 Minutes, March 8, where it already seems clear why he was not pushing masks at the time:

     
  2. TheJoeGreene

    TheJoeGreene Member+

    Aug 19, 2012
    The Lubbock Texas
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I'm sure the fact that it's on Juneteenth and in a city that was home to one of the worst race riots in US history is completely coincidental.
     
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  3. crookeddy

    crookeddy Member+

    Apr 27, 2004
    It's not on Juneteenth anymore.
     
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  4. morrissey

    morrissey Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 18, 2000
    West Los Angeles, Calif
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Much to the chagrin of Der Stormer centerfold Steven Miller.
     
  5. kirsoccer

    kirsoccer BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 29, 2007
  6. TheJoeGreene

    TheJoeGreene Member+

    Aug 19, 2012
    The Lubbock Texas
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I can't help but think they would have done better if the pandemic response team hadn't been disbanded and fired in 2018.
     
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  7. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    But there wasn't a pandemic in 2018. o_O
     
  8. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This seems relevant:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...tem-the-coronavirus/5ee6528b602ff12947e8c0d7/
     
  9. TheJoeGreene

    TheJoeGreene Member+

    Aug 19, 2012
    The Lubbock Texas
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    There also wasn't one in 2016 when the Obama administration added it to the CDC. The point was to have a structure in place to handle something like this nationally after the 2014 ebola breakout exposed how poorly set up we were for anything on a major scale.

    Don't be stupid.
     
  10. FoxBoro 143

    FoxBoro 143 Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Reading comprehension fail. I guess that better than your racist posts at least.
     
  11. TheJoeGreene

    TheJoeGreene Member+

    Aug 19, 2012
    The Lubbock Texas
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Meanwhile, the soft open for Texas Tech Health Sciences Center for next Monday has been shuttered, along with an offsite lunch for the staff unit I work with. Lubbock has seen a massive jump in the last week of new cases reported (116 last week and already 98 this week, out of 955 total) and lines to get drive through testing are ridiculous for the size of city/facilities in place.

     
  12. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What do you think the emoticon was for?
     
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  13. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Lets hope the charter flights for MLS teams are landing somewhere other than Orlando International:

     
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  14. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    See what happens when you test people? o_O

    It's a joke Mr Greene.
     
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  15. PTFC in KCMO

    PTFC in KCMO Member+

    Aug 12, 2012
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Apparently there was a challenge on the TikTok app that had people request Trump Rally tickets. The purpose was to get all of the tickets and not use them so Trump would play host to an empty arena.

    That is where most of the requests came from.
     
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  16. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Orlando Airport reply to the news going around about positive tests. Never trust a politician's facts without checking, first.

    Of the 500 tests mentioned, only 2 were positive.

    The 260 positives were since March, and they include contact tracing of the 132 (of 25,000) employees who have tested positive as well as 128 non-employees who had contact with infected employees.

     
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  17. POdinCowtown

    POdinCowtown Member+

    Jan 15, 2002
    Columbus
    The airport has 25K employees? Wow. I'd guess that includes people who work at the rental car places and onsite restaurants and hotels?
     
  18. POdinCowtown

    POdinCowtown Member+

    Jan 15, 2002
    Columbus
    There was a point early on when the public was being warned that mask-wearing had negative side effects and could be dangerous to the wearer.
     
  19. Yoshou

    Yoshou Fan of the CCL Champ

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #2669 Yoshou, Jun 17, 2020
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2020
    What point was that? The point where an anti-science group decided to put out a "documentary" that propagated a long list of inaccuracies about covid (and mask wearing) that then got picked up and carried by conservatives as part of their social media censorship campaign because Youtube deleted the video due to its irresponsibly dangerous inaccuracies?

    Official guidance has always been that mask wearing is only helpful in preventing you from spreading the disease if you have it and that it doesn't stop you from getting the disease if you don't have it. I haven't seen anything from an official source saying mask wearing was dangerous.
     
  20. morrissey

    morrissey Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 18, 2000
    West Los Angeles, Calif
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That isn't true and didn't happen. You really have to stop. You know what was said and why. One only has to look to Japan and Hong Kong to see that if there were negative personal side effects we would've seen them. This gaslighting has to fcuking stop.

    This is less than 4 months old and we are trying to rewrite it.
     
  21. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    I vaguely remember what he's talking about. It wasn't that wearing masks was bad in and of itself, it was more that the first responders and medical personnel weren't getting all the masks they needed at the time because private citizens were buying them up leading to shortages for the folks on the front line.

    Wearing masks has always been the right decision. I'm still only wearing masks my girlfriend made for me. I have not seen any masks for sale at any store I've been in.
     
  22. Yoshou

    Yoshou Fan of the CCL Champ

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's very different than what he said. He said there was guidance that mask wearing had negative side effects and that they could be dangerous to the wearer. This statement is very, very wrong.This patently false narrative was pushed by a small anti-science group and was amplified by conservative media that were pushing the "covid is just like the flu" narrative.
     
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  23. FoxBoro 143

    FoxBoro 143 Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My federal employer (USPS) had received guidance advising us not to wear masks except for the retail window clerks. The argument was the risk of touching them when you took them off or adjusted them, then touched your eyes or nose, would actually be more dangerous than not wearing them. I dont remember when they reversed that, but it was after we donated our masks to the police department.
    This was based off CDC guidance according to the internal memo. I can't look it up as im on leave (it was my side gig)
    I remember seeing this in the media a lot up until at least late March or early April. Don't wear masks unless you are in a high risk situation, not because of supply issues, but because of misuse would increase spread.
     
  24. POdinCowtown

    POdinCowtown Member+

    Jan 15, 2002
    Columbus
    Here's a Sacramento Bee article from March 1 (updated more than a month later) saying mask wearing can increase the chance of the wearer contracting Covid. I'm not crazy or making stuff up.

    https://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/national/article240780786.html
     
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  25. POdinCowtown

    POdinCowtown Member+

    Jan 15, 2002
    Columbus
    You're not very well informed are you? See the link I just posted.
     

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