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imjustafatkid
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re: Luke Ratliff (Fluffopotamus) passes away
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No. Easily refuted by looking at the numbers across Europe or even at US states. New Jersey’s a prime example. Same population, similar density, about 15% vaccinated and 10 times the per day new infection rate.


Now explain China, or any other of the large number of countries who have had low COVID deaths with little to no vaccines being administered. It isn't a small number of them. I contend that COVID death rates are falling all over the world, yet less than 5% of the world's population has received one dose of the vaccine and less than 2% of the world's population has received both doses. The vaccine isn't what's causing the drop in deaths worldwide.
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Sauron
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re: Luke Ratliff (Fluffopotamus) passes away
imjustafatkid and others, please refrain from arguing specifics about COVID-19 in this thread. Let's remember and honor the young man who passed instead.


Alabama_Fan
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re: Luke Ratliff (Fluffopotamus) passes away
A very nice write up on al.com

Alabama assistant raises more than $50,000 for family of Luke Ratliff

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Luke Ratliff will be laid to rest Sunday wearing the plaid sport coat once given to him by Alabama assistants Bryan Hodgson and Antoine Pettway.


Alabama_Fan
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re: Luke Ratliff (Fluffopotamus) passes away
Coach Hodgson posted this update a short while ago on the go fund me for Luke’s family (currently at $52,348!)
quote:

TODAY
by Bryan Hodgson, Organizer
Luke's family is overwhelmed with the support and kindness of the Alabama Family and the support from those who aren't members of the Alabama family but were kind enough to donate and show support. I will be ending the fundraiser on Thursday evening. A few people have asked me to leave it open for a couple more days.

Luke's Mother Pam has asked me to thank you for all the love and support.

Roll Tide!


Alabama_Fan
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re: Luke Ratliff (Fluffopotamus) passes away
Another nice story on Luke from a station in his home town in North Carolina. This one has more details from his mother of his illness. Apparently he never tested positive for COVID (including three tests the week he passed away). Based on symptoms and the course of the illness, doctors suspect it was COVID.
(Note: This is just information provided by his mother - it’s not intended to spark a debate on the pandemic.)

Alabama senior cheers on team just days before doctors suspect he died from COVID-19
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His mom wants everyone to remember her boy: the son of a North Carolina highway patrolman, the coach of his brother’s Special Olympics team, and the fan who captured the hearts of the Crimson Tide.


Alabama_Fan
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re: Luke Ratliff (Fluffopotamus) passes away
From tide1009.com - another tribute to Luke

FOR MY PAL, LUKE RATLIFF


Sauron
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re: Luke Ratliff (Fluffopotamus) passes away
Saw in another thread: Arkansas coach Eric Musselman and many Arkansas fans collected money to buy a floral arrangement for Luke's service. They donated enough to purchase ALL the flowers.

Class move.
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mwlewis
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Saw in another thread: Arkansas coach Eric Musselman and many Arkansas fans collected money to buy a floral arrangement for Luke's service. They donated enough to purchase ALL the flowers.


Very classy Arkansas.


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re: Luke Ratliff (Fluffopotamus) passes away
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Apparently he never tested positive for COVID (including three tests the week he passed away). Based on symptoms and the course of the illness, doctors suspect it was COVID.

How many cases of Covid deaths have there been where the person is more or less fine one day and passes away the next? Or maybe he had been sicker than anyone knew?


TidalSurge1
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m2pro
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Ive only got a couple more weeks before my second shot.


covid vaxxers are like vegans.

you know 100% of the time when someone is a vegan.


mistaken4193
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re: Luke Ratliff (Fluffopotamus) passes away
I was suppose to get my Vaccine today. But I pussied out because the only one around here is the J&J one. I just read that article this morning about side effects causing a Colorado Vaccine station to pause.


Alabama_Fan
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re: Luke Ratliff (Fluffopotamus) passes away
A lengthy (but touching) write up - including one part from a childhood friend.

Luke Ratliff: Bigger than Basketball


Alabama_Fan
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Alabama superfan Luke Ratliff's funeral will be live-streamed from his hometown of Wadesboro, N.C. at Capstone Church in Tuscaloosa at 1 p.m. Masks are required to attend.


Alabama_Fan
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re: Luke Ratliff (Fluffopotamus) passes away
The Crimson and White write up: ( from April 4th)

Alabama students and faculty mourn loss of Luke Ratliff

The senior built a “lasting foundation” for men’s basketball’s devoted student section.


And Cecil’s write up from today:

Alabama fan Luke Ratliff brought people together one last time in a tiny North Carolina town


Alabama_Fan
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re: Luke Ratliff (Fluffopotamus) passes away
From R&R Cigars LINK






Alabama_Fan
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re: Luke Ratliff (Fluffopotamus) passes away
Chris Stewart tonight following Alabama Baseball’s sweep of A&M LINK
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I have but one regret from this weekend. In honor and memory of @fluffopotamus88, I so badly wish I’d capped this final strike call by saying: “Beat their arse like a rented goat.” RIP Fluff. We’ll never forget you. #RollTide


Alabama_Fan
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re: Luke Ratliff (Fluffopotamus) passes away
Coach Hodgson tonight
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Thank you so much to everyone who helped raise over $65,000 for the Ratliff family during this tragic time. The love was definitely felt by the family!

Coach Oats
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“The world is a better place for having him and I’m a better person for knowing him”



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