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paperwasp
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re: Alabama Board Coronavirus Thread - It's All Political Edition, Say Whatever You Want
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Alabama football coach Nick Saban discussed his staff and players' handling of the pandemic during a Zoom press conference with the media on Tuesday evening.

“We have a process that we use around here," Saban said. "We test everybody three times a week. We’ve had a minimal amount of players that tested positive, but we have had some. I think we were less than one percent from the Fourth of July to when school started. That number probably went up a little bit when school started but not really significantly. And I think it’s very important to understand that we started this whole thing in terms of we need to have tests and we need to social distance and we need to do all this stuff because we were very concerned about overloading the healthcare system because of how contagious this is."

Earlier in the summer when players returned to campus, rumors began to circulate that some players had come back and had tested positive. Those rumors were later confirmed to be true, although no official number of players that tested positive or who the infected players were was never released by Alabama athletics.

Fortunately, according to Saban, the majority of the players that have tested positive since July have not fallen terribly ill with the virus.

"We haven’t had any players that are really bad sick from this," Saban said. "A lot of guys that test positive are even asymptomatic. I actually think, even though we focus on the number of students that have tested positive, the hospitalizations have gone down in Tuscaloosa since school started, and I think that’s the thing that we need to be most concerned about and we’re most concerned that our players — how are they impacted by this?"

Saban then added that he and his staff are doing everything possible to ensure their players' safety.

"They have to be out and we take good care of them and we’re doing everything that we can," Saban said. "We even had the Surgeon General Zoom with them a few weeks ago about their personal bubble, things that they can do to make sure they stay safe, understand the risks of this to certain population groups that have pre-existing conditions and are older and not spreading that to anybody else, as well as you doing the best you can not to put yourself in a situation where you may get it. And I think our players have done a pretty good job of that.

"We wear masks in meetings, we spread out in meetings. It’s been some changes for us but nothing that really has affected how functional we can actually be.”


TideSaint
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re: Alabama Board Coronavirus Thread - It's All Political Edition, Say Whatever You Want
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"We haven’t had any players that are really bad sick from this," Saban said. "A lot of guys that test positive are even asymptomatic. I actually think, even though we focus on the number of students that have tested positive, the hospitalizations have gone down in Tuscaloosa since school started, and I think that’s the thing that we need to be most concerned about and we’re most concerned that our players — how are they impacted by this?"


They all just need to get it and be done with it. Hell, they've probably all had it already.


TideSaint
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re: Alabama Board Coronavirus Thread - It's All Political Edition, Say Whatever You Want
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Shelby County man questions what is going on at the Shelby County Health Department.

His mother died six months ago, but the health department just sent her a letter saying she is COVID-19 positive.

Troy Whittington said he was surprised when he opened the letter this week from the Shelby County Health Department. He knew what was in that letter was false.

"I'm just having a hard time understanding how they can say someone has COVID-19 when they are not even alive," said Whittington.

Whittington said a letter arrived from the Shelby County Health Department for his mother, Sandra Whittington. The letter says she has been diagnosed as COVID positive and needed to isolate.

That would be difficult, according to her obituary: the 66-year-old died February 16th. That was weeks before the first case of COVID-19 was detected in Shelby County.

"It's been 6 months, almost 7, since she passed away. There was no testing that was done at that time. On her death certificate it was stated she died, what the cause of death was, and it was not COVID-19. It was COPD," said Whittington.

The Millington resident said his mom fought a long battle with COPD and was considered in stage 4 when she died in hospice at the home of a friend.

Whittington said when he called the health department, he was told she took a COVID-19 test June 20th, which was clearly impossible. She was cremated.


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BamaReb
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re: Alabama Board Coronavirus Thread - It's All Political Edition, Say Whatever You Want
Hey - she's going to vote, too!


JustGetItRight
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re: Alabama Board Coronavirus Thread - It's All Political Edition, Say Whatever You Want
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Hey - she's going to vote, too!


Probably more than once.


phil4bama
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re: Alabama Board Coronavirus Thread - It's All Political Edition, Say Whatever You Want
JAMA study on mortality rate in young people with Covid. LINK

Short version: fat men of color are higher risk


BIGJLAW
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re: Alabama Board Coronavirus Thread - It's All Political Edition, Say Whatever You Want
Just wanted to be on pg 100 of this monstrosity.


Cobrasize
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CDC’s failed coronavirus tests were tainted with coronavirus, feds confirm


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The CDC had been vague about what went wrong with the tests, initially only saying that “a problem in the manufacturing of one of the reagents” had led to the failure. Subsequent reporting suggested that the problem was with a negative control—that is, a part of the test meant to be free of any trace of the coronavirus as a critical reference for confirming that the test was working properly overall.

Now, according to investigation results reported by The New York Times, federal officials confirm that sloppy laboratory practices at two of three CDC labs involved in the tests’ creation led to contamination of the tests and their uninterpretable results.

LINK


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YStar
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re: Alabama Board Coronavirus Thread - It's All Political Edition, Say Whatever You Want
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Hey - she's going to vote, too!


Just wondering..

As an American why wouldn't you want all Americans to vote? Don't you see this as one of our rights and a duty?


Cobrasize
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re: Alabama Board Coronavirus Thread - It's All Political Edition, Say Whatever You Want
Not if she’s dead. Might want to read over that again


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Bear88
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re: Alabama Board Coronavirus Thread - It's All Political Edition, Say Whatever You Want
Knew this was coming sooner or later

Guess the Dems been saving it

LINK


JustGetItRight
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re: Alabama Board Coronavirus Thread - It's All Political Edition, Say Whatever You Want
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As an American why wouldn't you want all Americans to vote? Don't you see this as one of our rights and a duty?


If she can dig herself out of the coffin and appear at the polling place, she's free to vote a single time.



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paperwasp
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Knew this was coming sooner or later

Guess the Dems been saving it

It's very unfortunate for all of us that this virus came along during such an ugly period of global politics.

Petty agendas, media biases, and posturing on social platforms during the past several months have really pushed us into a bad place.


Bear88
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It's very unfortunate for all of us that this virus came along during such an ugly period of global politics. Petty agendas, media biases, and posturing on social platforms during the past several months have really pushed us into a bad place.


Agreed.. it is really hard to fathom where we are as a country or portrayed as a country right now


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The Spleen
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re: Alabama Board Coronavirus Thread - It's All Political Edition, Say Whatever You Want
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Guess the Dems been saving it



So this administration was caught doing what a bunch of people have criticized China for(hiding the realities and severity of the virus), and it's somehow the Dems' fault?


SECFan413
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re: Alabama Board Coronavirus Thread - It's All Political Edition, Say Whatever You Want
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It's very unfortunate for all of us that this virus came along during such an ugly period of global politics.

Petty agendas, media biases, and posturing on social platforms during the past several months have really pushed us into a bad place.


I actually think 2020 has been a really good year for this country. A lot of misguided people and issues have been revealed.

It is true that ignorance is bliss, but from time to time, I think it is important for underlying issues to boil to the surface to see where we stand.

Based on how poorly many have responded to the adversities of this year, I'd say we were long overdue for a reckoning.

Hopefully, we do not ruin this opportunity, and instead of growing further divided, we actually find more common ground and become stronger. Fingers crossed.

I'm not sure if you are religious or not, but the first few verses of James seem very apropos at this time.


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Bear88
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re: Alabama Board Coronavirus Thread - It's All Political Edition, Say Whatever You Want
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So this administration was caught doing what a bunch of people have criticized China for(hiding the realities and severity of the virus), and it's somehow the Dems' fault?


Nope .. said it on this very board I think, that I thought it was a bad look for the WH. Just saying it was a while ago and nothing was really said about it til getting closer to election time. Not quite sure where it was said it was Dems fault but ok
This post was edited on 9/14 at 12:09 pm


Cobrasize
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re: Alabama Board Coronavirus Thread - It's All Political Edition, Say Whatever You Want
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The FDA is outsourcing COVID-19 testing to China


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After reviewing the 161 emergency use authorizations granted by the FDA since February, I found that at least 10 Chinese companies were delivered the FDA stamp of approval to deliver diagnostic tests in the United States for SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19.

These China-based companies have received FDA EUAs that grants them the ability to test for the coronavirus in America (including date of approval and link to FDA approval document):

LINK

What could possibly go wrong


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bamameister
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re: Alabama Board Coronavirus Thread - It's All Political Edition, Say Whatever You Want
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It's very unfortunate for all of us that this virus came along during such an ugly period of global politics.

Petty agendas, media biases, and posturing on social platforms during the past several months have really pushed us into a bad place.


This pandemic has shown all of us that people are genuinely struggling to govern themselves, all over the world. The genuine spirit of hostility in this country among people in all walks of life, the inability for people to find points of agreement, at times, often reaching levels of pure contempt in their speech and conduct, is unprecedented, even by our standards. And that is saying something.

To quote a great philosopher, who happened to play basketball for the New York Knicks, "The ship be sinking."


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