Yep. I was estimating Clemson’s possible impact at $80m, so that makes sense. And when you talk about virtual learning, you’re losing another massive amount of money from dorms and school-owned apartments. This is why so many people have their hands out for money - the scale of the problem is massive.
Facebook and Twitter are now deleting videos that say children and younger people have almost a zero chance of severe negative health outcomes, but that’s actually scientifically correct. There are some large forces at work that don’t want people to do anything but hide right now. The reality is most people don’t have to hide if they just take proper precautions. I hope even with highly restricted crowds they at least attempt to play the season. There have been reports all over the country for college athletes testing positive for COVID, but I still haven’t seen a single solitary one where someone had a severe negative health issue from it. We have flu and staph infections seemingly every year that have worse outcomes than that.
Also this: https://www.cbssports.com/college-f...ason-after-battle-with-covid-19-strep-throat/
BUT EVEN MORE IMPORTANT. ALL CAPS BECAUSE IT STILL SEEMS SOME PEOPLE DON'T GET THIS. It takes literally thousands of non-college age adults to operate college athletics (staff/administrators/stadium personnel etc.), many of whom are in vulnerable age groups. And those athletes and those adults all interact with their families and their communities. You cannot isolate just the players themselves and say that is the only risk. That sort of thinking is why the US is where the US is and why Europe is where Europe is.
Again, I am not even advocating for one conclusion or the other. I am just saying, if you are going to debate it, at least have an honest debate.
114.2 KB Views: 5