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LRK3D & Coronavirus

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  • #61
    Originally posted by Bearx2 View Post

    I removed the New YorK times article because I think you are right that it was a bit over the top. (.
    Thank you.

    Now maybe we can work on the Washington Post which is just now posting a article about geometric progression and the epidemic. All with exciting and groovy moving graphics. Lots of praise on twitter. There's a problem. Not only is this a "could soon" story, epidemics don't follow geometric progression curves--nothing in nature does. The science is that epidemics follow Gompertz Curves and both the China numbers and the South Korean numbers seemed to be aligning with that type of growth curve. Gompertz curves level off and look a lot less scary.

    This is crap journalism done by people that think they are a whole lot smarter than the are. We deserve better. Not only is it wrong, it too is whipping up fear and selling papers/creating clicks. There's a reason journalists have an even lower approval rating than Congress--which I didn't even think was possible.


    • #62
      I am going to agree to disagree with you on this one. I have listed below one Washington Post Article which deals with what people should and shouldn't be doing and two CNN podcasts. The first one from a doctor who id treating patients in New York and the second one is an interview withDr. Anne Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director of the CDC. Both could be considered "could soon" stories. ( and I will bet even as well done as these are they would still cause some people to panic). (fast forwrd to 3:15 of this to hear what a doctor on the ground has to say)

      ~\"Think today so you will be here to think tomorrow\" Burma Shave~


      • #63
        They posted on FB this morning that they will make an official statement within a few days. I am sure they will cancel it. The KY governor just announced closing all restaurants/bars in KY. I honestly do not see how they will be able to keep the event as scheduled, unfortunately


        • #64
          Just received an email from LRK3D saying pretty much the same thing as skipollo posted. Monitoring. It's not for another 6 weeks but these sorts of things it's not like you can wait until the week before to say yes its a go or not it's not. Damn virus.


          • #65
            I can't imagine that the April date isn't going to be canceled, given the latest CDC guidelines and 8-week time frame. My speculation is that the delay in announcing is to see if they can postpone rather than completely cancelling.


            • #66
              I also agree that there has been some great journalism out there and thank goodness. I find the demonization of the press esp in the US chilling.


              • #67
                Canada has closed its borders to everyone BUT the US. Canadians urged to head home now per the PM.

                Europe also closing its borders. Its fair to say this would be a US/Canada competition only if it goes forward.
                Boss Mare Eventing Blog


                • #68
                  It won't. Canadians being told to stay home. Only a matter of time til we are fully shut down like Italy and Spain.

                  You never know what kind of obsessive compulsive crazy person you are until another person imitates your behaviour at a three-day. --Gry2Yng


                  • #69
                    FairHill now all cancelled so really no preps for KY3d......I can’t see it being held.
                    ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **


                    • #70
                      Just been posted on LRK3DE fb page that it has indeed been cancelled



                      • #71
                        Jersey Fresh now cancelled as well.


                        • #72
                          Originally posted by Highflyer View Post
                          Jersey Fresh now cancelled as well.
                          All British Eventing competitions are cancelled until further notice.


                          • #73
                            And with no preps, what does this mean heading toward the Olympic Games? That is, assuming that they will be held at all.

                            Do the upper level horses remain in constant training or do they get a nice break? Seems that this might be the time to be starting new prospects--assuming the barns keep running.


                            • #74
                              Originally posted by betonbill View Post
                              And with no preps, what does this mean heading toward the Olympic Games? That is, assuming that they will be held at all.

                              Do the upper level horses remain in constant training or do they get a nice break? Seems that this might be the time to be starting new prospects--assuming the barns keep running.
                              I can't imagine the Olympics can move forward - all other sports are on hold as well. I don't know swimming and track & field that well so maybe those sports can fit in trials and selections if things are settled by end of April but who knows. I see gymnastics listed on cable guide but with some sports you never know if they're live or repeats from 2-3 years ago.


                              • #75
                                Originally posted by merrygoround View Post

                                I haven't clue as to what CRNA stands for, but I''m assuming from your posts no intelligent medical or epidemiological understanding!
                                Cindy- Are you finally listening?
                                Last edited by merrygoround; Mar. 18, 2020, 09:53 AM.
                                Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.

                                Remember the horse does all the work, we just sit there and look pretty.


                                • #76
                                  There's no way the Olympics can go on. It's Abe's fantasy. It's just a high-stakes negotiation that Japan wants to push it back to the fall and the IOC doesn't and they will haggle it out. I am convinced that, despite all the public pronouncements, neither party actually thinks it's going to go off in July.


                                  • #77
                                    The cue card kid just held up an empty cue card. For a minute there I thought I had lost my sense of humor. --- Red Skelton


                                    • #78
                                      Originally posted by pony grandma View Post
                                      Well done interview. Thanks for sharing.


                                      • #79
                                        Saw this funny post on Facebook today. Thought it was appropriate.


                                        • #80
                                          Re: the 2020 Olympics and Covid-19, Canada has just announced that it will not be sending any athletes. They are suggesting postponement to 2021. It will be interesting to see if any other countries follow suit.