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      Charlie
      Ute Fan
      @charlie

      KSL reported that as students check into the dorms to return to school they are tested for covid.  Of the 2,600 tests that came back Friday, 3 from the U and 2 from Westminster tested positive.  Another 1,000 results will come in Monday.  Maybe a good thing they are checking into school to identify a few asymptomatic cases.  They will quarantine infected students into an area for 400 students that are found positive. 

      I hope this is a good start that will carry forward into the school year and in turn help college sports begin the path back.  I am hoping the students take care, get tested often and show folks how it can be done.

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      UrbanLiar
      Ute Fan
      @urbanliar

      I agree. My son was tested prior to moving into his dorm last Wednesday. The process was extremely well organized and we got his negative test result back in less than 24 hours.

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        Charlie
        Ute Fan
        @charlie

        I wonder if commuter students are tested before attending in person classes.  I also wonder how often both groups are retested.  Still, I expect that student groups on campus are tested more than the general public and more often than if they chose not to attend college.  It may not be perfect; however, it may well be incrementally better than not attending, perusing other activities and not getting tested.  We have an issue either way, the question becomes how much productive activity can be accomplished while we give the issue our best efforts.  This becomes more important if covid continues up to herd immunity, with or without a vaccine and as the next influenza arrives.  I expect sporting activities to return to normal long before fan participation does, maybe leading by an entire season or more.

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      Utesbyfive
      Ute Fan
      @utesbyfive

      Unless they have co-morbidities, there is a better chance of surviving this than the seasonal flu at their age.

      • #128157
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        GameForAnyFuss
        Ute Fan
        @gameforanyfuss

        Survival can’t be the only metric we use to assess the risk with this thing. There’s growing evidence of heart disease and blood clots associated with COVID. If it’s a high percentage and causes permanent damage, that’s game-changing from the standpoint of severity.

        • #128158
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          Utesbyfive
          Ute Fan
          @utesbyfive

          Blah blah blah, you’re like a broken record. There isn’t enough data to support anything you’re saying about this. Life is risk. Stay at home if you’re so terrified.

        • #128160
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          Hammer
          Ute Fan
          @hammer

          Bull s**t. The numbers show the same heart issues rates associated with the common cold and flu.

          • #128164
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            SkinyUte
            Ute Fan
            @skinyute

            Sure they do. (that’s a summary, here’s a link to the actual study).  

            Not that this is the end-all, be-all comprehensive study, but it (along with a number of other studies) certainly indicates that there could be cause for concern.

            Seventy-eight percent of people diagnosed with COVID-19 showed evidence of heart damage caused by the disease weeks after they have recovered, according to a study published Monday by JAMA Cardiology.

            Of 100 participants in the study, 78 had evidence of heart damage on magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, according to the researchers.

            None of the 100 patients included in the analysis had experienced heart symptoms related to the new coronavirus and “were mostly healthy … prior to their illness,” the researchers said.

            “The patients and ourselves were both surprised by the intensity and prevalence of these findings, and that they were still very pronounced even though the original illness had been by then already a few weeks away,” study co-author Dr. Valentina Puntmann told UPI.

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