Covid-19 / Varsity Response

Discussion in 'Allstar Cheerleading' started by Jenniferg482, Mar 11, 2020.

  1. a_cheer_leaderxo

    a_cheer_leaderxo I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    I can't believe you have to pay for covid tests. Would that not stop many people going to get one?

    In England, if you have symptoms, you can apply for a postal test or go to a testing centre free of charge.

    Originally, we were actively encouraged to only get one if you had symptoms but recently they've introduced asymptomatic testing to try and identify asymptomatic cases who will then isolate to avoid spreading it. I'm a teacher and my local council is actively encouraging us to get tested weekly as part of this asymptomatic testing drive as well as to keep the spread in schools as low as possible (our schools are currently open only to vulnerable children and children of essential workers)

    I've had two tests, both postal. I got them the day after I ordered them from the government website and got the results 1-2 days after. I think this definitely varies across the country though! I'm in London, not sure it's the same in more rural areas.

    It's interesting to see the different approaches taken/advised.
     
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  2. Keep_Believing

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    Houston rodeo canceled :(

    I really hoped between it being an outside event and the COVID vaccine being available in Texas to those most in need, the rodeo would take place. It wasn’t even scheduled till May.
     
  3. cac4life

    cac4life I make my own voiceovers

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    I agree 100% with this. If we test all the time, not even virtual competitions will be able to happen
     
  4. 123jump4!

    123jump4! Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    cac4life I make my own voiceovers

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    That's the thing though, it probably will be freezing at this time of year! A heated car is always a great option LOL
    But all in all, I'm proud of the way it seems they will be running this comp. It seems very safe, and anyone that has a problem with the hospital being there shouldn't be. They have made it very clear you will be fully separated from it, different ventialton, and everything. All in all, I'm very happy with how they are running this event
     
  6. CLynn

    CLynn When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    Wow. There is a live cheer event there this weekend right?
     
  7. Keep_Believing

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    Yes, Cheer Bowl Nationals. It's not very big. The rodeo is huge in Texas. I just hoped between the vaccine, outside event, and rescheduled for May it would take place.
     
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    I'm not even going to justify this with a response. You are clearly very young, and completely not understanding the reality of this pandemic.
     
  9. UCFKnights07

    UCFKnights07 Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    So you get a false positive and have to retest, i still dont see the issue. If a kid misses possibly a few weeks of practices and maybe a few comps, the kids WILL survive, id much rather that then let a covid positive kid run around possibly infecting others.
     
  10. cheerKT

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    Very much depends on where you get your test. I've done three tests total, and never paid a single time. There are plenty of free testing sites available, most take a couple days for results. There ARE free rapid tests, but they are usually hard to book. They are often booked up for weeks out, at least in my area. Private pharmacies have taken to charging for rapids, and people that need to know RIGHT NOW will take them up on it. Say you were exposed but plan to leave town the next day and can't wait for results, or something. I don't fully agree with the morality of charging, but I guess I see where places are coming from. If I can avoid it, I will never pay for a test.

    Your insurance is also a factor too, of course. Mine fully covers the regular tests.
     
  11. UCFKnights07

    UCFKnights07 Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Also the whole argument of "Well the survival rate is higher for the young" is hogwash imo. If my coworker had the flu and showed up to work without telling anyone, and then was coughing all over the place, etc and said "well its survivable so your fine" id still be livid as anything, i cant imagine anyone being like "wee! yes i dont care if i get sick as a dog at any point in time", like no.

    as someone who struggles personally with mental health, i get its important and its been a HARD thing to juggle through all this, but i wouldnt trade being mentally healthy for a possible ICU bed and bad physical health either...... plus typically when you have a prolonged sickness your mental health goes with it for the duration. So your really not improving crap by taking the risks.
     
  12. Sparkle Mom

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    Families struggling before the pandemic are likely worse off today. I was referring to concerns of not being able to cheer or have competitions. These are luxuries that many never had with or without covid. Many are acting as though missing a competition season is the end of the world. There are plenty of families that have never had the means to participate in expensive sports/hobbies.
     
  13. Jenniferg482

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    Everyone regardless of financial health is struggling right now.

    attempting to guilt people regarding the “luxury sport” they can’t compete in is in bad taste. Our kids are allowed to be upset because they can’t practice as normal or compete. This sport is very important to them for booth physical and mental health and for some they only place they can be themselves and thuan is a loss for them regardless of how trivial you think it is.

    Cheer is not a requirement. If you feel unsafe don’t participate this year and move on from shaming the rest of us.

     
  14. Knowcheering

    Knowcheering Somewhere... some one.... is giving me a slow clap

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    Everyone has different circumstances. If your kid is 8 and on a Mini Level 1 team that competes 3 times a year, cancelling the competition season is no big deal and the kid might barely even notice. But if your kid is 18 and has committed a great deal of time to cheer and has one last chance to win Worlds before heading off to college, I could see how cancelling an entire season of in-person competitions might be very devastating. It's a bit similar to what Olympians must be feeling over the possible cancellation of the Summer Olympics after they've worked their whole lives for this one moment. The US boycotted the Olympics back in 1980 and some of the athletes are still affected to this day by that decision. Sure, there are people out there suffering from much worse than a cancelled sporting event, but it doesn't mean people aren't allowed to feel devastated over what they're going through personally.
     
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  15. a_cheer_leaderxo

    a_cheer_leaderxo I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    I see, I'm glad there are free options.

    Do people have to pay to get their vaccine? Or does that depend on insurance?