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Old 04-03-2020, 09:43 PM
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Now after a couple of shifts at the hospital under my belt, I can definitively state...that if ANYONE were to see what this virus actually looks like, NOBODY would be playing disc golf. Any attempt to justify doing ANYTHING besides sheltering in place. is WRONG and dangerous. All attempts to justify playing is only built on the foundation of wild conspiracy theories....and is WRONG and dangerous. PLEASE stay the @^$* at home.
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Old 04-03-2020, 09:55 PM
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Yeah, our FB group is divided on the issue as well. Lots of reasonable voices saying to stay away from courses, putt at home if possible, do field work, etc. Strong counter voices that refuse to be told what to do, some still claiming this is a media exaggeration and that the flu is worse. Those idiots are going to make this last much longer than necessary.
They're also going to be the reason courses may get pulled. If disc golf courses get to be a hassle, municipalities won't want to deal with them.
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Old 04-03-2020, 10:03 PM
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Now after a couple of shifts at the hospital under my belt, I can definitively state...that if ANYONE were to see what this virus actually looks like, NOBODY would be playing disc golf. Any attempt to justify doing ANYTHING besides sheltering in place. is WRONG and dangerous. All attempts to justify playing is only built on the foundation of wild conspiracy theories....and is WRONG and dangerous. PLEASE stay the @^$* at home.
I'm hoping not to. I know enough math to know exponential growth when I see it, and I don't like what I see.

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Old 04-03-2020, 10:06 PM
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That's probably going on most places.

In South Carolina we still do not have a stay-at-home order, and the courses are a patchwork of mixed messages. Naturally, we have a few people bragging about playing the courses that are clearly closed.....well, except the ones where the baskets were pulled, because of those people.
There are a couple of active DGCR members in the Carolinas who are posting on local DG FB pages about planned trips. They are clearly not new players nor can play the 'I didn't know' card.

I would like to see local disc golf clubs being far more aggressive about implementing the 'do not play' policy. I'd think clubs would have the power to remove baskets themselves and/or revoke club memberships of people violating ordinances.
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Old 04-03-2020, 11:07 PM
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Heard today that a friend, 68-yo nurse, tested positive for Covid-19. Tried to get tested 9 days ago and was denied. Diagnosed with bronchitis and sent home with a dose of antibiotics. Adult daughter also tested positive.

Presumably they exposed who knows how many co-workers, friends, acquaintances, and perhaps unlucky strangers before being diagnosed.

Thousands of other cases like this are working their way through the system, and will be hitting in the coming days and weeks. So stay the fook home if you can. Disc golf can wait.

Friend says Covid-19 is absolutely miserable. And she is a tough cookie.

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Old 04-03-2020, 11:14 PM
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There are a couple of active DGCR members in the Carolinas who are posting on local DG FB pages about planned trips. They are clearly not new players nor can play the 'I didn't know' card.

I would like to see local disc golf clubs being far more aggressive about implementing the 'do not play' policy. I'd think clubs would have the power to remove baskets themselves and/or revoke club memberships of people violating ordinances.
Problem is one or more of our club's upper echelon are posting on FB where and when they're playing. Frustrating.

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Old 04-04-2020, 06:17 AM
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Hasn't it always been at least somewhat airborne from the start? It does seem the distance it can still spread in the air is getting greater and greater.
It was flat out denied that it's airborne at start, but it does seem to spread way faster than any droplet infection. One article had theory that it could spread by talking without face cover to someone within C1 range and possibly in C2 too. True or not, playing in big groups is idiotic at best when we know so little about this virus.

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Old 04-04-2020, 08:27 AM
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I think where we could run into real problems is with congregations that preach that the faithful won't be affected and that the virus exists to punish sinners. Many of these folks have been encouraged to distrust the media due to their beliefs conflicting with reality on issues like evolution. They are only taking direction that they believe comes from a higher power.
And their higher power, their divine wind is---Trump, who just this morning said he doesn't think the public needs to wear masks, and he won't wear one because it looks undignified.
Looks like he has it in for the Medicare, Social Security, and poor demographics.

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Old 04-04-2020, 08:33 AM
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And their higher power, their divine wind is---Trump, who just this morning said he doesn't think the public needs to wear masks, and he won't wear one because it looks undignified.
Looks like he has it in for the Medicare, Social Security, and poor demographics.
I just realized your screen name is the calling card for all responsible disc golfers right now. Well done, sir!

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Old 04-04-2020, 01:03 PM
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A couple of our local Facebook DG pages now have people blowing up at each other over whether they should play or not.

Those FB pages have become a complete and utter s***show and by the time this is all over it will get much worse, and there will be friendships that will not get mended. The ugly in some people is really coming out.
That page has become unreadable. I had to go to the post office here in town yesterday and passed by the local course to see if the baskets were still in. Someone had put a huge branch next to the #9 target as if to say don't throw at me. There was one dude playing with a single disc.
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