Another Interesting Chart/Table at the CDC

Scroll down to the Table at the bottom, then hit the NEXT button at the bottom of the Table until you begin to see Arkansas in the State column.

Interesting entries:
females in AR under the age of 45 that have died with Covid-19 to date: 0
males in AR under the age of 45 that have died with Covid-19 to date: 0
Although 4344 people in the US under 45 have died with it

There are other nuggets of information that can be dug out, if this stuff interests you

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Number of football games that have been played in Arkansas since the virus surfaced: 0.

Number of football practices in full pads with tackling and sweating and heavy breathing in Arkansas since the virus surfaced: 0.

Things are about to change dramatically.

And your chart doesn’t take into account the side effects such as the six cases of myocarditis already reported among Big Ten football players before a single tackle is made. Those six guys’ career is over.

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Not sure why their careers are over. Recommended course of action for athlete diagnosed with myocarditis is 3-6 months of inactivity, then retesting.

I don"t have a chart. I also didn’t interpret the data for anyone.


Hello, I’m not one to comment often, but the logical fallacy of this comment seemed to pull the need out of me.
You are aware that none of those activities mentioned “produce Covid-19” in athletes, right? The student must already have the virus and be far enough along where they can begin to transmit the virus before being able to spread the virus. Then, considering the style and amount of testing that will be going on in most athletic departments (and is undoubtedly going on now) and the detection of active antibodies tests that are available now, the likelihood is extremely low that your above scenarios will actually play out because those with any active antibodies in their system will be immediately quarantined for 10-14 days.
Further, your concern about myocarditis might be a valid concern, but as it appears to be a known issues associated with other coronaviruses (like mono that tends to be common on college campuses) I would assume there are ways to help treat this that would allow athletes to continue their careers after resting. Or they could choose to receive their free education and move on to other arenas as most other college athletes do.
I’ll be the first to admit that I am very “pro” playing this college football season, because I don’t think the risk of playing outweighs the negatives associated with not playing. And as someone who has experienced the virus firsthand, as well as my wife and 7 children (ages 16-1 also experiencing symptoms) and is staring 40 in the face, I trust these younger more conditioned student-athletes will make it through safely. Of course, there is always anecdotal evidence to the contrary, but no one evaluates or bases choices on outliers. I’ll go back to being a lurker, now.
Love wisdom, avoid folly, fear God.


Post more. Reasoning and articulation are welcome

I don’t see myocarditis as ending a career. Young people develop it frequently and is treated with simple NSAIDS normally. Most people are not even admitted to the hospital and require nothing long term. I am so ready for this nightmare to end.

Thank you, Michael.

So that conflicts from what I know to be true. One of the first deaths from the Covid at Washington Regional was 41. I knew him. So I don’t know that I’d trust the data. Who knows if all of the data makes it to the CDC in a timely manner. I did enjoy looking at that chart. Thanks for providing the link and direction. The 41-year-old had no known issues before contracting the novel virus. It attacked his heart.

I believe this is the kind of data that assures football will be played. It’s encouraging to think in those terms. I am desperate for football.

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Your post overall was very good & informative. However, I don’t think he was saying athletics or football caused these particular athletes to get the disease & the myocarditis. He was saying that complication is another consequence of getting covid & that football games are likely to spread the virus.

Whether we should still have the season isn’t an easy question to answer. There are indeed important reasons to go forward. The leagues are trying to balance the factors & make the best decision they can in light of the circumstances. Unfortunately, circumstances keep changing. A good decision today might be a bad decision in a month.

If several leagues play the season & suffer few outbreaks & few or no serious illnesses or death, the leagues that didn’t play will reget their decision. On the other hand, if the season starts & the outbreaks are big & several people get terribly ill or die, the leagues that play will look absolutely foolish.

I think this slow & cautious approach is the best one. No need to commit to cancellation yet. If games & school start before Labor Day & nothing happens for 2-3 weeks, the SEC can probably start on Sept 26. If we get a bunch of outbreaks on campuses or teams, we’ll be able to cancel then.

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