There's a lot that's concerning about your post, and I highly encourage you to read through the other COVID-19 related thread here: https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/coronavirus-with-cubes.76630/Was going to go to a comp, didn't end up getting to go for other reasons...
Anyway, in Nebraska, there are only 13 people with Coronavirus, and yet the school principal was considering shutting down school for the next week and us doing classes from home. It didn't end up happening, but it got close and we don't know if it's going be cancelled or when.
In any case, I don't see why everyone is making a big deal of Coronavirus. Shutting down a competition because of Coronavirus concerns makes sense near Wuhan or some place with a high concentration of patients, say, over 0.1%, but people postponing and/or shutting down everything because of one virus is kind of unwise in my opinion.
I'm just saying that if people would just realize that they can't contain the virus at this point and that it's going to be an annual thing, people would stop freaking out, and there should be no reason to worry.
Anyone who has read this is free to disagree, but I'm simply stating my opinion.
(Also, in case you're wondering, we have enough toilet paper to last us through August.)
No, actually I live in Luxembourg now, the comp was Luxembourg Pi Day 2020. Comps in Italy were cancelled 10 days ago - not a coincidence that, looking at the numbers, Italy seems to be around 10 days ahead of the other big European countries. I think the rest of Europe is moving towards the same kind of restrictions soon.This is in Italy I assume? I hope everything is alright for you guys over there, with the curfews and all that.
I don't see why everyone is making a big deal of Coronavirus
Consider the following statement:Anyone who has read this is free to disagree, but I'm simply stating my opinion.
(Sorry for the double post, but this is not related to my last comment.)There's a lot that's concerning about your post, and I highly encourage you to read through the other COVID-19 related thread here: https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/coronavirus-with-cubes.76630/
Additionally, this is one of the more informative videos I've seen about why this virus is scary, and may explain why even 13 people infected in your state (not counting unconfirmed cases) is highly concerning:
Have you been compiling this data yourself from WHO situation reports or where does this info come from? I think it’s a fantastic graphic for putting our situation in the US in perspective since we are still so early in the potential (and inevitable IMHO) growth of this virus.UMD is closed, so any SNS competitions for a little while will most likely be canceled. I live in Virginia, my county is closed until April 16, and all Virginia schools are closed for a minimum of two weeks, so any competitions held in a school cafeteria/gym will also be closed. I'm pretty sure that Maryland is in a similar situation, so a lot of Northeast comps will probably cancelled in the relatively near future as the situation gets worse. And I'm hearing rumors the the VA governor is planning a state-wide quarantine.
(Sorry for the double post, but this is not related to my last comment.)
Anyway, here's what people need to consider: COVID-19 attacks the lungs. We will soon run out of breathing tubes in hospitals. What will the US do then? We are way behind other countries in terms of out capacity to test cases. And the virus is dormant for several days before symptoms appear.
Here is a graph from r/dataisbeautiful, on reddit (admittedly a couple days behind): View attachment 11530
What this image means is that the US is going to (almost certainly) be at a similar scale to Italy within a matter of days. On a much larger scale. And the estimated number of true cases is much, much, much higher. @Kit Clement, you made a point when you said "may explain why even 13 people infected in your state (not counting unconfirmed cases) is highly concerning." That is because if there are 13 confirmed cases, the actual number of cases is more likely in the thousands.
People who think "It's just like the Flu, nothing to worry about", you all are wrong. To lots of people, this virus can cause the patient to have pneumonia, or pneumonia-like symptoms. Maybe you, myself included, are young and at no risk. But surely you know somebody who is at risk. Even if they just have something as simple and common as asthma, they are at risk. Why put their lives in danger? The WCA cancelling competitions, while might seem like an overreaction, is actually better for us all in the long term.
Thanks, but don't give me credit. There are newer graphs and charts out by now.EDIT: I realize you already provided the link to the source on reddit. Thanks for sharing.
Have you been compiling this data yourself from WHO situation reports or where does this info come from? I think it’s a fantastic graphic for putting our situation in the US in perspective since we are still so early in the potential (and inevitable IMHO) growth of this virus.
Most definitely. But getting the conversation started early in your community is important in a situation that changes drastically even by the hour. Your post definitely pointed me in the direction of learning from the parts of the world that are further along this crazy road than we are in the US.Thanks, but don't give me credit. There are newer graphs and charts out by now.
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