Serie A 2019/20 (27 Viewers)

May 23, 2011
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  • Vlad

    Vlad

Only under 1%? So let's say it was 0.9% mortality rate. Globally that's 70 million people. That's basically the amount of people who died during the entirety of World War 2. Kind of a big deal.

Also, the elderly are worst affected, but it isn't just affecting them. Each day you can read new stories of otherwise healthy people under 40 either dying or being on ventilators and medically-induced comas to stay alive. Without some measures the health system falls down. So you can take a "survival of the fittest, let's get back to work" mentality, but we'll see bodies in the streets and in people's houses, and that will also contribute to a societal breakdown.

The only real answer is staggered measures and a change in our social mentality. Evidently the latter isn't going to work.
If 7bn people got seasonal flu, 14m would die, also a big number... But it is highly improbable in both cases. I agree some measures need to be taken to flatten trajectory and spread the ilness over longer period of time, to give hospitals time and resources to provide adequate care, but restricting everyone's movements will do more harm to everyone. Every economy depends on private sector and if you shut it down for several months, where is money going to come from, for salaries of those working in hospitals, police, fire departments, etc... Debt? Why I partly understand and still tolerate this madness is that people are irresponsible and stupid in general so if they get sick, they dont isolate themselves. Just the other day I read about a fucking guy who threw a party while he was covid positive. Or an olderly couple at the gas station casually mentioning to the owner it mighytbe for the best to disinfect the restroom key he had previously given them, since both have covid.
 

MikeM

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Sep 21, 2008
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Potentially deadly yes. Even if it's not the bubonic plague, it still has the ability to kill people. As it pertains to the point about the economy running as usual, I just don't think that's likely. Everyone has parents and grandparents so the odds that they would risk transmitting this virus just to go to restaurants, movies, mindless shopping, etc. is really low IMO.

The economy will be affected regardless IMO.
 

Kyle

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Sep 4, 2006
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  • Kyle

    Kyle

Potentially deadly yes. Even if it's not the bubonic plague, it still has the ability to kill people. As it pertains to the point about the economy running as usual, I just don't think that's likely. Everyone has parents and grandparents so the odds that they would risk transmitting this virus just to go to restaurants, movies, mindless shopping, etc. is really low IMO.

The economy will be affected regardless IMO.
old people want to die for us though but lazy millenials don't even appreciate it.
 
Mar 16, 2013
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The thing is it's not additional 1% of people who are going to die. More than 99% of those who died in Italy had other illnesses. 75% at least two other illnesses. Meaning their lives were in constant danger regardless.

Stories... please. The average age of those who died of COVID-19 (they don't actually die of Covid but of their other illnesses) in Italy is 79.5 years. More than a human lives on average.

Corpses on the streets? 22k people worldwide died having this virus in like two months now and you're talking about corpses in the streets and houses?

Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...-died-from-virus-had-other-illness-italy-says
You do realize that with 1% mortality, 35 million people will die if 50% of the world is infected. If unchecked, most models predict that virus will infect more than 60-70% of the population in most countries.
Besides, the number of hospitalizations will be 10-20 times that high. Can you imagine 100s of millions of people requiring ICU treatment at the same time. No country in the world is prepared to handle those kind of numbers.
 

DAiDEViL

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Feb 21, 2015
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You do realize that with 1% mortality, 35 million people will die if 50% of the world is infected. If unchecked, most models predict that virus will infect more than 60-70% of the population in most countries.
Besides, the number of hospitalizations will be 10-20 times that high. Can you imagine 100s of millions of people requiring ICU treatment at the same time. No country in the world is prepared to handle those kind of numbers.
Not to mention that other patients with other diseases are gonna die too if the ICU's are not available/full with covid patients.
 

Quetzalcoatl

It ain't hard to tell
Aug 22, 2007
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https://www.football-italia.net/151578/gravina-confirms-scudetto-winner

FIGC President Gabriele Gravina has confirmed that there will be a Scudetto winner this season, despite there being still no sign of a resumption.

Gravina has always maintained that the 2019-20 campaign will be completed, although the outbreak of coronavirus in Italy keeps an abandonment a very real possibility.

“There’s a plan, to which we’ve given absolute priority,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“We’d all be happy to finish the season on the pitch. We’re in contact with FIFA for contract extensions if we need to go beyond June 30.

“We have to find a solution and the ideal one would be to go until July 30. We must comply with regulations and what comes from the highest political and scientific offices.

“If we can’t play, we’d still like to preserve the value of the sporting competition that took place on the field.

“We’re talking about where the Scudetto would go, but it’s for the Federal Council to decide.

“We still have to reach a conclusion for next season’s line-up of teams, from the European competitions to promotions and relegations.”
 

Amer

Senior Member
Feb 13, 2005
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“We’re talking about where the Scudetto would go, but it’s for the Federal Council to decide."

Haha, the fuck is this? We are first right now. What's there to decide?
 
Oct 28, 2010
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  • ALC

    ALC

Each team picks a player and sends them to play as the team in FIFA. They can do this from home, so big plus there. Televize the matches. Continue playing each game and find the winner that way. Let's do that for CL too.
 

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