Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. The USTA proposes moving the Western & Southern Open to New York to create a player bubble and a summer tennis doubleheader with the US Open. Our exclusive
Of course it does! Just like the article says "it's far from certain either tournament will be played this year", but no issue, right, pal?It makes sense! Washington DC, then everyone goes to NYC
it should allow everyone to get there and have their own space and prepare for the US Open with no other travel
Yes, two back-to-back crowdless tournaments in New York but one is a mere P5 and the other one makes you a Slam champion !?! They're trying to find solutions but it's a little bit weird.Would be strange having a tournament at the US Open that isn't the US Open a fortnight before the actual US Open.
Panic may well have a 99% recovery rate but, at the current rate of infection, which shows absolutely NO sign of slowing down (another 22,000 confirmed cases yesterday), the US will pass two million confirmed cases of the coronavirus around this time next week (and that's not taking into account the fact that this number almost certainly woefully under-represents the true number of cases). You would appear to have no problem with another 100,000 deaths on top of those who've already lost their lives.Nah, we're done with real virus, fake pandemic. Let's go back to normal and reopen the economy and stop having our lives driven by panic that has a 99% recovery rate.
I follow with attention the evolution of the pandemic, looking in particular to the data shown on the site worldometersPanic may well have a 99% recovery rate but, at the current rate of infection, which shows absolutely NO sign of slowing down (another 22,000 confirmed cases yesterday), the US will pass two million confirmed cases of the coronavirus around this time next week (and that's not taking into account the fact that this number almost certainly woefully under-represents the true number of cases). You would appear to have no problem with another 100,000 deaths on top of those who've already lost their lives.
And that's only assuming that the recovery rate from the virus IS 99%. It's nowhere near that at the moment.
I think it's simply that the peak rate of infection for the USA is several weeks behind that in Europe. Hopefully the recovery rate will increase as that peak passes, but at the moment active cases seem to be staying at roughly the same number because the recoveries each day only equal the number of new cases.I follow with attention the evolution of the pandemic, looking in particular to the data shown on the site worldometers
What is puzzling me is the low percentage of recovered people in the USA, even now that the new cases are quickly slowing down, the number of active cases do not decrease, because apparently very few recover.
For example today I see for USA 1,881,482 total cases, of which only 646,260 recovered, that is about 30%.
For comparison in Italy over 233,515 total cases there are 160,092 recovered, 68%, Canada 54%,Brazil and India about 50%, let alone Germany with 167,300 recovered over 184,091 total cases, 90%!
How comes? US citizens do not recover, for some strange reason? Or the recovery are not recorded?
Maybe one of our New York members can suggest an answer.In the state of New York the number of daily new cases has dropped dramatically, from a peak value of more 11,000 in April, 15, to about 1000 yesterday, more than a tenfold decrease, however the number of total cases is still rising, because apparently people do not recover!
There is any explanation, from whom is living on place the experience, for this anomaly?
I'd forgotten about this horror.What exactly does this accomplish except satisfying big sponsors like ESPN ? A fair amount of top players have said they don't think it's fair to restart when everyone is not able to play, and that they don't love the idea of playing in empty stadiums with limited entourages. The ITF type players who need tennis for a living aren't even close to being able to play Cincinnati and the US Open, especially if qualifying gets cancelled like the article says it probably would. I suppose a few on the lower end of the top 100 could benefit from the prize money but besides that this all feels like jumping through hoops for a very questionable potential outcome. And don't even get me started on this horrendous ideas like on-court coaching and microphone on the players.
Oh, screw off with this shameful rhetoric already. Tens of thousands of people are going to die because of a couple tennis tournaments, an activity that isn't particularly high in terms of COVID risk in the first instance, being held under the most rigorously safe conditions including them being quarantined from the rest of society and tested regularly? The vast majority of people who will be back to work at the time will be working under far less safe conditions and in jobs that are much more inherently risky than playing tennis.So do we all. But why should tens of thousands more people die just because you're missing your fix of pretty girls with nice legs?