The risk of Euro 20 being cancelled



  • This news item seems to be gathering some traction....



  • Well it is a real possibility if the number of cases and locations keeps escalating-anything is possible between now and summer



  • The irony is that had it been in one host nation they could probably have gone ahead and maybe limited foreign fans travelling in, but with their stupid idea of doing it all round Europe that makes it a lot more likely there will be disruption.



  • Still 3 1/2 months away, I would suggest that if it's not been contained by then, the euros will be the least of our worries



  • @MickTurbo Agreed, my son is studying virus study type studies at college and then wants to go to uni to continue.

    His view is this was an attempt at 'showing the yanks' who's in control and its sort of gone 'a bit wrong'. Apparently the young bio geeks of the world feel this was a controlled attempt to watch the world response to a 'breakout' which would then allow them to stop certain trade embargo's etc in meeting behind closed doors.

    It went wrong.

    A vaccine they believe is a year away - by which time it will have wiped out the ones of us not strong enough to fight it.

    Think of this virus as a super dooper flu type flu with added kriptonite.

    Thats what the kids are saying anyway.



  • And the Cheltenham racing festival 😭😭



  • If the media stop pumping it to a pathetic level of panic and crazyiness, then everything will be fine.

    Perspective is needed and for the media to stop using it to sell papers and stories. About 3000 (ish) people have died from it of which most have only died because they're elderly and/or have already underlying health conditions and this has just pushed them over the edge (much like the common flu and other strains of flu does every year).

    To put it in perspective: 3000(ish) have died from this around the world, while 500,000 die every year around the world from the common flu.

    Bet then again the media control everything if people let them; so the Euro's could be cancelled haha



  • @Millerman-again said in The risk of Euro 20 being cancelled:

    @MickTurbo Agreed, my son is studying virus study type studies at college and then wants to go to uni to continue.

    His view is this was an attempt at 'showing the yanks' who's in control and its sort of gone 'a bit wrong'. Apparently the young bio geeks of the world feel this was a controlled attempt to watch the world response to a 'breakout' which would then allow them to stop certain trade embargo's etc in meeting behind closed doors.

    It went wrong.

    A vaccine they believe is a year away - by which time it will have wiped out the ones of us not strong enough to fight it.

    Think of this virus as a super dooper flu type flu with added kriptonite.

    Thats what the kids are saying anyway.

    My girlfriend who is Chinese has a work colleague from wuhan who genuinely believed that this was an attack on China from the USA and that white people couldn't catch it.

    To be honest, would probably suggest your son rethinks his study plans if this is his conclusion to what has been tought. Sounds like a good example of where a little bit of knowledge is dangerous.



  • The good news is pretty sure it won't wipe out humanity.

    In Plague the online and mobile game, you always wanted to start in Greenland as it was the hardest place to infect. Also you needed to infect everyone first without killing them then bump up the symptoms. That way you can stay under the radar.

    Starting in China and killing people too early are strategic mistakes by this virus. Bad planning.



  • I had a Chinese takeaway on Saturday and sneezed twice last night....



  • @Erased-Citizen I read or heard an article within the last 48 hours that the number of infected people and deaths being reported out of China are completely false and that the the death toll in China alone is already close to a million. They are running crematoriums on a 24 hour basis in wuhan to deal with the all of the bodies

    I'm actually getting more concerned about it than I was a few weeks ago, not less



  • The event will go ahead I’m sure, however this virus is the first which has worried me. In my opinion, the virus is a man made one made by ‘certain’ people to cull a certain percentage of the population. Fear of China owning the banking system and/or monopolising every industry in 40 years time, would make ‘certain’ people nervous. Remember 9/11 and building 7 anyone?



  • I think you all need to start talking about football again as oppose to 'he said she said' and 'my mates Chinese friend said' stories.



  • I stick to 100% facts

    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

    After all, what we are told on the internet is true right, afterall Braithwaite is ranked as the 601st best investment (according to FI users!)......



  • @mike778 said in The risk of Euro 20 being cancelled:

    The good news is pretty sure it won't wipe out humanity.

    In Plague the online and mobile game, you always wanted to start in Greenland as it was the hardest place to infect. Also you needed to infect everyone first without killing them then bump up the symptoms. That way you can stay under the radar.

    Starting in China and killing people too early are strategic mistakes by this virus. Bad planning.

    I was hooked on that game for a while before my FI days started 😂



  • @Ddr said in The risk of Euro 20 being cancelled:

    @Erased-Citizen I read or heard an article within the last 48 hours that the number of infected people and deaths being reported out of China are completely false and that the the death toll in China alone is already close to a million. They are running crematoriums on a 24 hour basis in wuhan to deal with the all of the bodies

    I'm actually getting more concerned about it than I was a few weeks ago, not less

    Stop reading articles then haha



  • @Ddr said in The risk of Euro 20 being cancelled:

    @Erased-Citizen I read or heard an article within the last 48 hours that the number of infected people and deaths being reported out of China are completely false and that the the death toll in China alone is already close to a million. They are running crematoriums on a 24 hour basis in wuhan to deal with the all of the bodies

    I'm actually getting more concerned about it than I was a few weeks ago, not less

    I read an article about how the world was flat. Turns out it was bollocks just like the article you read.



  • Nothing will get cancelled in this country.

    If the Euro's ever become a risk then they will play all the games in this country. We have been on standby for major events before in the event of things being cancelled. They wouldn't need a lot of notice.

    The fact that only 13 cases in 2 months have been reported shows we have a pretty good hold on this.

    A few of those cases came from people on cruise liners, and some dodgy scout leader.

    Cancelling Cheltenham and the Euro's would be a horrific loss money wise.

    A few old people who are probably a strain on the NHS getting a fast pass out of here wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.



  • @DJ-110 said in The risk of Euro 20 being cancelled:

    Nothing will get cancelled in this country.

    If the Euro's ever become a risk then they will play all the games in this country. We have been on standby for major events before in the event of things being cancelled. They wouldn't need a lot of notice.

    The fact that only 13 cases in 2 months have been reported shows we have a pretty good hold on this.

    A few of those cases came from people on cruise liners, and some dodgy scout leader.

    Cancelling Cheltenham and the Euro's would be a horrific loss money wise.

    A few old people who are probably a strain on the NHS getting a fast pass out of here wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.

    It's a bit strange how apparently its super contagious and people can spread it before symptoms are shown. Yet the original 2 cases in UK didn't spread at all. So it can't be that contagious and should in theory be contagious.

    You have to be realistic though. Multiple sports events in China have been cancelled. If it did go widespread then the euros would definitely be off as would most British events. We should be able to stop it though you would think.

    Re China, don't know about wuhan but in foshan area, life is relatively normal ish. Certainly aren't people dropping like flies. They are back to spending their time going for brunch again.



  • @Ddr
    If what you say is true,
    The Shaolin and the Wuhan could be dangerous
    Do you think your Wuhan story can defeat me?
    En garde


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