Covid-19 / Varsity Response

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  1. CLynn

    CLynn When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    So sorry to hear this and yes such good advice. Prayers to your whole family.
     
  2. cheer36mom

    cheer36mom I text ACEDAD all the time

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    So Philadelphia, PA has just banned all large gatherings until February 28, 2021. I am going to go ahead and assume cheer comps are included in this.
     
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  3. CheerItFullOut

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

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    good assumption...
    In seeing social media feeds, I see only a handful of teams practicing in any significant capacity. It would be wise to make everything virtual this year - EVERYTHING
     
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    Lower Level Queen They call me Susie

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    I’m very interested to see how things work since not every state is following the same precautions or in the same stages. Where I am (Indiana), it doesn’t seem unreasonable to have small comps this year, especially around Dec/Jan. Obviously that’s very different than how other places are doing and I’m curious if Varsity will have competitions in some places but not others, or if they will wait until everybody feels “ready”, even if that is not for a while.
     
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    Keep_Believing Moderator

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    Most Texas gyms are open and wear mask while stunting.
     
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    Atxmom I shimmy daily

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    UIL and our district at least has also given ok to start stunting. Football (I’m not entirely sure on the rules) is allowed one to one contact.

    I actually feel that we should (at least in most large cities) be scaling back, even moving towards lock down. I think most hospitals will be overwhelmed soon. That won’t happen though until it’s too late though
     
  7. catlady

    catlady Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Today, my kids and I all tested negative for the virus, my husband tested positive on July 10th. Pre his positive COVID19 results, my husband gave us a hug or kiss any time we left the house or went to bed, so we are all kind of surprised on our negative results. He is still asymptomatic. On June 28th, 60 Minutes did a piece on faulty antibody tests. On July 8th, the FDA came out with a warning on faulty COVID19 tests. Just to be clear, I do believe this virus needs to be taken seriously. With that said, I also believe human, product and tech testing error can and does happen, especially when it is done quickly, in massive quantities and when huge money is involved. Faulty tests do not negate deaths, however, they do mess with data on the healthy and dead. While they say it is only 3%, is that 3% of the people that went out and retested came up negative, OR did they retest every lab sample and it came up 3% wrong. The way they came up with that 3% matters, as well.


    Faulty COVID-19 antibody tests now complicating efforts to know reach of virus 60 Minutes - CBS News
    False Positive Results with BD SARS-CoV-2 Reagents for the BD Max System - Letter to Clinical Laboratory Staff and Health Care Providers | FDA
    FDA warns labs of COVID-19 test with false positives
     
  8. 123jump4!

    123jump4! Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I did wonder if the result could be wrong. Of course it’s possible to get it even if careful but it seems a little strange in your case. I usually wear a mask in drive throughs, did he do that? Can he get retested? Sorry you have to go through all this.
     
  9. cheer36mom

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    i am interested to see what Varsity does with this as well i really wonder though how long they will wait to make those announcements i know many gyms aren’t really practicing but i believe in the flip side many are because in different areas there are different rules so hoping some guidance comes out soon from the powers that be
     
  10. catlady

    catlady Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Thank you and he can get retested, but they have already postponed surgery for 30 days so he's just going to isolate until then. No, we didn't wear masks in drive thru's. Sadly, the girls and I found out this morning our antibody testing has to wait for 2 weeks after our COVID19 negative result, so we will update on antibodies later.

    Our niece called yesterday and her husband's grandfather was found unconscious Friday night and he passed away on Sunday. They found out yesterday he was COVID19 positive, but his wife tested negative and they lived together in the same room in a nursing care facility. COVID19 was originally said to be extremely contagious and no one had immunity, but now we are seeing people within the same close quarters with differing test results. Hopefully, that's good news and it's mutating and weakening. I read the following article this morning where the SARS coronavirus of 2003 mysteriously burnt out after 7-8 months, but scientist aren't yet convinced that's what is happening here. I am hoping they're wrong.

    Is the New Coronavirus Getting Weaker? What to Know

    ETA: I failed to note, the grandfather was 89 and lapsing into a coma before death is not unusual. The nursing facility did not suspect or expect him to test positive, he appeared to also be asymptomatic.
     
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  11. 123jump4!

    123jump4! Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Oh no! :(

    I think I read that SARS was more deadly but less contagious than Covid.

    Covid is pretty contagious but not as much as for example measles.
     
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    CheerItFullOut I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    Here’s the thing... I think for those gyms/schools that are hands on practicing ... if those areas want to hold live events because they can- go for it and if Varsity CAN hack a larger live event at the end of the season and some can attend, great- just hope for the best and hope that there isn’t the mess of having to refund people if there is some kind of resurgence etc... But that would be on whoever made the decision to go. (I’ll repeat) I’m out here in CA where we have had a spike and our school is still hoping we get to go to Nationals in Orlando in Feb if they could do so safely)

    As for everyone else, (potentially us included) would definitely be nice to have some solid virtual options or if things DO fall through for everyone, there can be a switch to virtual- JUST FOR THIS SEASON... I’m just thinking Proactive rather than reactive... I consider myself VERY hopeful... but I’d rather have SOMETHING than nothing (if you get my drift) ...

    we always see things as a “Here and now”... 3/4 weeks ago things looked totally different in CA... I see Colorado stunting... who’s to say in 4 weeks they’re putting a halt to that (God forbid) and we get the go ahead... it’s just so all over the place- this country looks likes a bunch of traffic lights on the fritz RED, Yellow, Green- Green, RED, Yellow- Stop Go, Open -Close ... slow, fast
     
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  13. CLynn

    CLynn When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    I totally agree with you on the virtual option, it needs to be fully considered. The quarantine required from back and forth travel throws more uncertainty into planning events out of state.

    I've said it before but I also think there needs to be serious consideration given to pushing the whole season to start competitions in spring. This has the benefit of 1, giving teams more time to properly train and prepare as many have had to stop or start late due to local outbreaks and 2, if the virus is not yet under control perhaps outdoor (slip proof;) venues can be considered? I for one do not see in person, indoor large gatherings happening before a vaccine is here and enough doses are available for widespread distribution.
     
  14. 5monkeysjumping

    5monkeysjumping I make my own voiceovers

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    The football thing is pretty wild to me. Can you imagine how that would look? "I've got him, no wait, you're closer, you get him, oops, you missed him, guess I can go in, nope, George got there first...". Craziness. I have one who plays and we're keeping him out of it this year. We're still being really cautious. I really do not want to catch this.
     
  15. SparkleSpankies

    SparkleSpankies I think I can mix Cheer Music

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    This is so common, so many people who I have known of who had it and not a single positive or positive antibody in the household. I would love to get some clarity.

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your family member, regardless of the reason, you are in my thoughts and prayers.