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Replying To Trump2020:  "I'd rather err on the side of caution. I'll wear one."
I couldn't find the article I saw the quote in but I found this one to be very useful in explaining why the WHO and the European CDC have been so reluctant to recommend their use.

https://theconversation.com/masks-help-stop-the-spread-of-coronavirus-the-science-is-simple-and-im-one-of-100-experts-urging-governors-to-require-public-mask-wearing-138507

This article also was out before the reserch in HK on their effectiveness was published

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/3084779/coronavirus-hamster-research-proof-effectiveness

I can't help but wonder if there is a hint of addition racial issues in this as well, wearing a mask has long been associated with Asia - was it just disbelief that what they did couldn't be right?

zinny (Wexford) - Posts: 668 - 28/05/2020 00:40:03    2279365

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Replying To zinny:  "I couldn't find the article I saw the quote in but I found this one to be very useful in explaining why the WHO and the European CDC have been so reluctant to recommend their use.

https://theconversation.com/masks-help-stop-the-spread-of-coronavirus-the-science-is-simple-and-im-one-of-100-experts-urging-governors-to-require-public-mask-wearing-138507

This article also was out before the reserch in HK on their effectiveness was published

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/3084779/coronavirus-hamster-research-proof-effectiveness

I can't help but wonder if there is a hint of addition racial issues in this as well, wearing a mask has long been associated with Asia - was it just disbelief that what they did couldn't be right?"
I think theyre just uncomfortable to wear so some are developing trendy masks to somewhat counteract that. It's hard to breathe with them on, your face gets itchy, etc.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 874 - 28/05/2020 09:05:34    2279368

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I see Rugby League is back in Aus, they are predicting that 300M people will watch the 8 games over the 4 days on TV. Then suddenly the broadcast deal with Fox and is announced. It certainly heaps the pressure on the other professional sports. I reckon its Super Rugby but NZ that will be next.

zinny (Wexford) - Posts: 668 - 28/05/2020 14:49:07    2279385

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Horan----. Rather than accept that he was wrong to say that there would be no games while social distancing was in place he is now saying that what he really meant was that if its two meters its a problem but at one its ok. Seriously? players are supposed to stay one meter away all the time during the games? You either accept that social distancing rules are in place while games go ahead or not one or two meters when it comes to the games is something that could never be managed anyway.

"There's no talking about 'we won't be back until there is a vaccine' and there is no talking about 'we won't be back until social distancing is acceptable', but as long as social distancing is the priority at two metres that is a big hurdle for us to bring back contact sport."

The 1 v 2 meters is a measure of where we believe we are with controlling the virus, clearly two is far safer than 1 but one is better than .1 however lets drop the pretense that its the determining factor on the games being played.

zinny (Wexford) - Posts: 668 - 28/05/2020 17:12:07    2279397

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Replying To zinny:  "I couldn't find the article I saw the quote in but I found this one to be very useful in explaining why the WHO and the European CDC have been so reluctant to recommend their use.

https://theconversation.com/masks-help-stop-the-spread-of-coronavirus-the-science-is-simple-and-im-one-of-100-experts-urging-governors-to-require-public-mask-wearing-138507

This article also was out before the reserch in HK on their effectiveness was published

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/3084779/coronavirus-hamster-research-proof-effectiveness

I can't help but wonder if there is a hint of addition racial issues in this as well, wearing a mask has long been associated with Asia - was it just disbelief that what they did couldn't be right?"
Bit of a strange thing to say considering this virus originated in Asia where wet markets are prevalent. Not just in China. Sky News secretly filmed one in Thailand. Vietnam has them as well. Asians wear masks because their cities are filthy and their food hygiene standards are seriously lacking.

Rolo2010 (Donegal) - Posts: 51 - 28/05/2020 18:23:26    2279403

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Replying To zinny:  "Horan----. Rather than accept that he was wrong to say that there would be no games while social distancing was in place he is now saying that what he really meant was that if its two meters its a problem but at one its ok. Seriously? players are supposed to stay one meter away all the time during the games? You either accept that social distancing rules are in place while games go ahead or not one or two meters when it comes to the games is something that could never be managed anyway.

"There's no talking about 'we won't be back until there is a vaccine' and there is no talking about 'we won't be back until social distancing is acceptable', but as long as social distancing is the priority at two metres that is a big hurdle for us to bring back contact sport."

The 1 v 2 meters is a measure of where we believe we are with controlling the virus, clearly two is far safer than 1 but one is better than .1 however lets drop the pretense that its the determining factor on the games being played."
How the hell would you enforce such spacing? It's impossible. The ref would be blowing the whistle non stop!

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 874 - 28/05/2020 18:35:50    2279404

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Replying To Rolo2010:  "Bit of a strange thing to say considering this virus originated in Asia where wet markets are prevalent. Not just in China. Sky News secretly filmed one in Thailand. Vietnam has them as well. Asians wear masks because their cities are filthy and their food hygiene standards are seriously lacking."
It's not strange comings from him. He had a OTT reply when I mentioned people in Asia have worn face masks in the past.

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2017 - 28/05/2020 20:53:12    2279411

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Replying To Trump2020:  "How the hell would you enforce such spacing? It's impossible. The ref would be blowing the whistle non stop!"
If everyone plays like the Clare back line against Limerick last year therll be loads of space between the players

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 681 - 28/05/2020 21:20:12    2279414

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Replying To Breezy:  "If everyone plays like the Clare back line against Limerick last year therll be loads of space between the players"
This is true lads. There was an exact minimum of 2 meters between each player in that game. Its why we lost. We were just trying to get ready for this year. Jokes on ye.

Dec82 (Clare) - Posts: 209 - 28/05/2020 22:01:24    2279418

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Replying To Dec82:  "This is true lads. There was an exact minimum of 2 meters between each player in that game. Its why we lost. We were just trying to get ready for this year. Jokes on ye."
Ye're ahead of everyone else so I suppose...ha ha ha.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 874 - 28/05/2020 23:27:44    2279423

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Replying To FoolsGold:  "It's not strange comings from him. He had a OTT reply when I mentioned people in Asia have worn face masks in the past."
He has an OTT reply to every post that he disagrees with.........

Purpleandgold72 (Wexford) - Posts: 29 - 29/05/2020 15:34:27    2279445

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For what it's worth La Liga set to return June 11.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 874 - 29/05/2020 17:49:01    2279455

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Interesting to hear horan say they're not waiting for a vaccine only waiting for the 2 meter social distancing to be reduced so they can pack the stadia and make loads of €€€€€€€€€€.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10744 - 29/05/2020 21:52:11    2279467

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Replying To FoolsGold:  "It's not strange comings from him. He had a OTT reply when I mentioned people in Asia have worn face masks in the past."
I gave up reading his posts after that reply to you. Life's too short to be wasting your time on that rubbish.

Greenfield (Meath) - Posts: 396 - 29/05/2020 23:07:05    2279478

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Replying To FoolsGold:  "It's not strange comings from him. He had a OTT reply when I mentioned people in Asia have worn face masks in the past."
I don't know about the rest of Asia but I was in Japan from 2000-2002 and I used to see people occasionally wearing a mask if they had a cold.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 874 - 01/06/2020 11:18:14    2279640

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