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Permanent Industry Changes in the Post-COVID World

drjeff

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Not sure where to drop this, and its hardly skiing related, BUT...

the NHL is down to only 4 players that are unvaccinated. That's pretty amazing if you ask me. I'm not sure what the rules are, but by an large the NHL is a "younger" league than most of the other major sports league. Not sure if that has anything to do with it or not.

Probably a multitude of factors behind this. #1 let's be honest, the NHL has a lot less overall "prima donna's" than most other major sports leagues.
#2 the racial make up of the majority of the NHL has far less groups who may have historical based demographical reasons to not fear vaccines #3 The regular US/Canadaian travels.... And there's probably a few others that some will chime in on in this thread as well
 

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Probably a multitude of factors behind this. #1 let's be honest, the NHL has a lot less overall "prima donna's" than most other major sports leagues.
#2 the racial make up of the majority of the NHL has far less groups who may have historical based demographical reasons to not fear vaccines #3 The regular US/Canadaian travels.... And there's probably a few others that some will chime in on in this thread as well

#4: A higher percentage of players not from the US whose opinions on the vaccine have not been jaded by crazy-right-wing-antivax-conspiracy-theory talk that is so prevalent in the USA.
 

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Do we mandate kids to get vaccinated against flu?
In Massachusetts at least, for the last school year the Flu Shot was added to the list of required immunizations. I don't believe it is on it again for this current school year though.
 

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#4: A higher percentage of players not from the US whose opinions on the vaccine have not been jaded by crazy-right-wing-antivax-conspiracy-theory talk that is so prevalent in the USA.
Hate to tell you but there’s more unvaccinated than just the crazy right wingers. Delineating everything as partisanship is one of the reasons the country is such a mess today.
 

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Hate to tell you but there’s more unvaccinated than just the crazy right wingers. Delineating everything as partisanship is one of the reasons the country is such a mess today.
Sure it is not exclusively right wing going unvaccinated, but it is also a fact that a much greater percentage of people identifying as republicans are un-vaccinated than democrats. It is also primarily conservative news outlets and conservative talk show hosts and conservative social media that is spreading anti-vax misinformation.
 

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yea this both sides shit is fucking nonsense. yes, there is a problem with minority communities that typically vote democrat having vaccine hesitancy due to a pretty well founded distrust of the us government. that group pales in comparison in its size and scope compared to the entire right-wing conservative media complex who has made it their mission in life to sew seeds of disinformation and vaccine hesitancy to stick it to the libs. its fine tho, the more of them that drop dead the better.
 

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Not sure where to drop this, and its hardly skiing related, BUT...

the NHL is down to only 4 players that are unvaccinated. That's pretty amazing if you ask me. I'm not sure what the rules are, but by an large the NHL is a "younger" league than most of the other major sports league. Not sure if that has anything to do with it or not.


David Pastrnak said hockey players just want to play, w/ minimal shutdowns so it's the best thing for the NHL that everyone gets the Vacc asap....
 

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So it's all very high. Way higher than in the general public. And way higher than the benchmark of what the medical expert hope for herd immunity.

I guess there's no politically motivated excuse/protest in the sports leagues? ;)
 

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The protocols for unvaccinated players are pretty severe, most probably don't want the distraction/circus.
 

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Kyrie Irving, NY Nets star and stupid fucking idiot.

Legit side effects do exist, I and my wife are dealing with some although not severe but wondering about long term .

The part that's crazy is requiring people who had Covid to get the shot or loose your job .
 

drjeff

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Kyrie Irving, NY Nets star and stupid fucking idiot.
You mean the same NBA star who back during the BLM protests and he was pro BLM tgst that the media loved, and now that he took an anti Vax stand, and while it did ramble a bit, also had some rational points, the same media wants to cancel? Time for folks to seriously learn some critical thinking skills and not just fall prey to the media talking (heavy) narrative!
 

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The media shouldn’t give these irrelevant morons a platform in the first place but thats how they rake in the ratings.
 
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