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    Default Any thoughts of the Virus affecting the 2020 Races ?

    Hope this does not happen but ....

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    Default Re: Any thoughts of the Virus affecting the 2020 Races ?

    Quote Originally Posted by AiRick View Post
    Hope this does not happen but ....
    Highly unlikely. I can see airshows over the next few months being affected, but by the time summer comes around and the virus isn't spreading as quickly because of warmer western temperatures it shouldn't be a concern in September.
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    Default Re: Any thoughts of the Virus affecting the 2020 Races ?

    Quote Originally Posted by GRNDP51 View Post
    Highly unlikely. I can see airshows over the next few months being affected, but by the time summer comes around and the virus isn't spreading as quickly because of warmer western temperatures it shouldn't be a concern in September.
    keep believing the hype.
    I live in the tropics. its always warm and hot here. In Rio and Sao Paulo its spreading like wildfire. Heat does not slow it down at all. Here it will be very serious. Our hospitals will collapse. I would expect RARA to be forced to make a decision soon to conserve money and cut costs. I would expect PRS to be cancelled.

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    Default Re: Any thoughts of the Virus affecting the 2020 Races ?

    Quote Originally Posted by GRNDP51 View Post
    Highly unlikely. I can see airshows over the next few months being affected, but by the time summer comes around and the virus isn't spreading as quickly because of warmer western temperatures it shouldn't be a concern in September.
    its spreading like wildfire in australia also. Its summer there.
    The F1 race this weekend is about to be called off.
    https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/a...d-off/4743212/

    dont believe the MSM or the global hype.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    its spreading like wildfire in australia also. Its summer there.
    The F1 race this weekend is about to be called off.
    https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/a...d-off/4743212/

    dont believe the MSM or the global hype.
    Does not look very positive at the moment: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries

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    Default Re: Any thoughts of the Virus affecting the 2020 Races ?

    Some of the pilots may have health issues from the virus.

    My dad announced to me that he just passed his 1st class physical and is ready to step in and race......but only 3350 powered planes.

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    Default Re: Any thoughts of the Virus affecting the 2020 Races ?

    Jukka, The numbers on that page for Brazil are not accurate, the evening news listed the number of cases at over 4000, up from 39 a week ago.

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    Default Re: Any thoughts of the Virus affecting the 2020 Races ?

    Calm down, everyone. Calm down. It's exactly this kind of hysteria that feeds and fuels the panic.

    How about we let the folks who know a ****load more than any of us, do what they're trained to do and go from there.

    In 2009-2010 H1N1 began in the US and infected over 60 million (yeah...let that sink in) and killed over 12K people. No border shutdown, no travel bans, limited market tanking. We still raced...we're still here.

    Let's just all chill, avoid the knee-jerk BS of the 24 hour MSM new cycle and let this play out.
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    Default Re: Any thoughts of the Virus affecting the 2020 Races ?

    Air Boss is right. Anyone remember that when the year 2000 came the whole world was going to collapse. No Water, gas & electric would be available. So everyone went out & bought 55 gallon drums for water & gas plus generators which a lot forgot they also run on gas. No Wi-Fi. Wow. Lots of garage sales for the first 6 months of 200. I knew one guy up in Oregon that bought 2 generators + 20 55 gal. drums that he still has stored, Take care. Calm Down.
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    Default Re: Any thoughts of the Virus affecting the 2020 Races ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Air Boss View Post
    Calm down, everyone. Calm down. It's exactly this kind of hysteria that feeds and fuels the panic.

    How about we let the folks who know a ****load more than any of us, do what they're trained to do and go from there.

    In 2009-2010 H1N1 began in the US and infected over 60 million (yeah...let that sink in) and killed over 12K people. No border shutdown, no travel bans, limited market tanking. We still raced...we're still here.

    Let's just all chill, avoid the knee-jerk BS of the 24 hour MSM new cycle and let this play out.
    I do agree that people should calm down… But it is also important to understand that the death rate for the 2009 outbreak of H1N1 which is a variation of influenza (which Covid-19 is not ) was a fraction in comparison to the current assessed death rate for Covid-19. There has now been a large enough case sample of Covid-19 patients to have a determinable death rate ( even with the variable of how many people have had it without being tested) to show cause for concern. With a death rate of 1.5 to 3.4 percent if the same number of people contract Covid- 19 as did H1N1 using the average of 2 percent it would mean the deaths of 1.2 million people…They will be mostly the elderly and compromised , but you can bet you’re gonna know somebody that loses their battle if this gets out of hand. Due to the fact that so many cases of Covid-19 require hospitalization it would be easy for it to overwhelm the medical community which is what makes this type of outbreak dangerous. Yes , we need to stay calm , but do not brush this off as the flu , it is most definitely NOT the flu. Not trying to antagonize anyone, I just want people to read and educate themselves.

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