News: MLS Suspends season due to Coronavirus

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  1. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Banana constitutional monarchy, please!
     
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  2. crookeddy

    crookeddy Member+

    Apr 27, 2004
    Well California has been smashing expectations for tests performed, but it doesn't seem to be doing anything to help stem the rise in cases. I don't think there is enough contact tracing that follows the testing...
     
  3. nfitz

    nfitz Member

    Aug 20, 2007
    Toronto
    The only chance of that, is if the demographics of those testing positive now are different than those testing positive 1 to 3 months ago.

    Or if the virus has mutated yet again beyond the European strain that initially infected the eastern seaboard in Januaryish.
     
  4. POdinCowtown

    POdinCowtown Moderator
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    Jan 15, 2002
    Columbus
    Increased testing will find more cases but testing in itself doesn't stop infections.
     
  5. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
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    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It could also be spreading too fast or be too widespread for contact tracing to contain. Most states also don’t have enough people doing contact tracing. California has about 6k, but needs at least double that for contact tracing to be effective.

    https://www.kpbs.org/news/2020/jul/07/how-contact-tracing-going-san-diego/
     
  6. crookeddy

    crookeddy Member+

    Apr 27, 2004
    It's a fact that demographics are different, and also a fact that average hospital stays are shorter. The question is whether those facts will last, or if we will see spread back into the vulnerable populations.
     
  7. ThreeApples

    ThreeApples Member+

    Jul 28, 1999
    Smurf Village
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It helps stop infections if people respond to it by isolating and informing their contacts.
     
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  8. crookeddy

    crookeddy Member+

    Apr 27, 2004
    Clearly not happening here in California.
     
  9. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    MLS is back baby!!!
     
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