Today, in “personal decisions”

Shot.

Chaser.

The most Georgia thing that could happen this season is the Dawgs beat Clemson, get on a roll, only to have their season derail when half the team tests positive for COVID after the Auburn game.

Of course, it could be worse — if McGarity were still the AD and Auburn was faced with not being able to field a team against Georgia, he’d offer for our side to forfeit.  (I keed, I keed… I think.)

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64 responses to “Today, in “personal decisions”

  1. akascuba

    Just guessing that’s not the positive start to his time on the plains he had planned for.

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    • Down Island Way

      Always was amazed of the prior UGA ad’s achievements while bending over and repeating…”thank you, may I have another”…

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      • David Basham

        Not if you ever met him. Weakest guy in the room material. Of course, the other ADs just walked all over him.

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        • bigjohnson1992

          Yes. Met him once and he was a tiny man with zero persona. I remember thinking, THIS is our big bad athletic director? More like statistics professor.

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  2. Ozam

    The crappy thing about this situation is a team could be 100% vaccinated, yet still have a covid outbreak. Ironically, being vaccinated can create a false sense of security (you might not get as sick, but you could easily spread it). It’s a problem without a solution at this point.

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    • PTC DAWG

      No symptoms, your not sick.

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      • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

        But if you have it – even without symptoms – you are a spreader, especially with the Delta variant.

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      • Spell Dawg

        That’s not true, unless you define the mere presence of virus/disease in the body as a symptom. You can be sick with cancer for years before you have any symptoms.

        I just had the Delta variant run through two separate groups of friends and family. People were contagious for 48-72 hours before they showed the first symptom. My 15 yr old niece said she felt fine the day before she was rushed to the ER with a 106 degree temp.

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      • This is factually, medically, and scientifically incorrect.

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  3. Mid-Age Man Coniston

    Isn’t it the case that those vaccinated players do not have to test (per NCAA rules)? If so, unless they become symptomatic, there’s much less worry of being in that situation.

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  4. Ran A

    Auburn – the program that just keeps on giving – literally…

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  5. Hogbody Spradlin

    We’re probably gonna have some positive tests, vaccinated and/or unvaccinated, and there isn’t much we can do about it.

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  6. gurkhadawg

    Senator, I’m all for taking a cheap shot at Auburn, but your post is the kind of thing that spreads disinformation. Has Harsin been vaccinated and does he have mild symptoms? If so, he is doing the right thing and is a good example to his players. A lot of people are saying “see, look at all the people who have been vaccinated and are still testing positive for Covid, why should I get the vaccine?” Having a mild illness vs. dying a horrible death is kind of a big difference in outcome. So maybe it’s a good idea to get vaccinated so all you get is the mild illness. Of course if Harsin has not been vaccinated he is a fool and thus being true to his school.

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    • gurkha, I’ll put it to you this way. I don’t know him personally, but based on observation of a lot of people over the past 12 months, anyone who talks about personal choice and won’t publicly admit whether he’s taken the vaccine isn’t getting the benefit of the doubt from me.

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      • Derek

        Nor should they. Anyone who is a position to influence people whose message isn’t: “get the vaccine” is being grossly irresponsible and we’re all suffering the consequences.

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      • gurkhadawg

        Ok, I agree with that observation. In my opinion it’s not a matter of “personal choice”. It’s a matter of “public good”. We are in extraordinary times. If people had been vaccinated we wouldn’t be going through what we are now. If people don’t know, most hospitals in GA are in a critical situation right now. It’s REAL bad and could have been avoided.

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        • gurkhadawg

          My response was to the Senator.

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          • mwodieseldawg

            According to all the info I can find, less than 10% of the patients currently in the hospital for Covid have been vaccinated. The percentage of vaccinated on vents and in ICU is much, much lower than that. I get the personal choice and my body my choice sentiment but Jeez, look at the data.

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            • gurkhadawg

              Your data is correct. Also, almost all vaccinated people who are hospitalized are people who had severe medical problems before being infected with covid. They are people who are pulmonary or cardiac cripples who were pushed over the edge by their mild covid symptoms. That needs to be made clear every time someone talks about vaccinated people being hospitalized.

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              • sirjackshea1980

                Gurkha…is it not true that almost anyone in their late 70s/early 80s is simply more susceptible to severe problems with covid due to normal physical aging?

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                • gurkhadawg

                  Certainly, but reasonably healthy people in their 70’s and 80’s are well protected from severe illnesses by the vaccine. The subset I’m referring to would also be be very much at risk of hospitalization and death from seasonal flu. These are people with severe medical problems who are pushed over the edge by what to most people would be a fairly mild illness. These are the vaccinated people who are being admitted to the hospital.

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              • StatGal

                Agree, Gurkha, and I would add that this group with severe problems includes ones who did not mount any sort of response to the vaccine. So while they are technically vaccinated it is as if they aren’t. Many blood cancer patients are that way b/c their immune system isn’t working right. The Lymphoma Leukemia Society has a study running with those patients and many of them are showing minimal or no response to the vaccine. Add to them people taking certain drugs for cancer… And of course the people who are taking immune-suppressing drugs (transplant patients and the like) would also have had much lower response to the vaccine. These are among the ones being urged to get the third shot now ahead of the general public. All of that is to say, these people are technically vaccinated but are not getting the benefit from it yet get counted in the “Number of hospitalized patients who had been vaccinated.’

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      • alkaline5

        Automatic suspicion of any proponents of personal freedom seems like a dangerous standard to live by. A lot of Americans used to think personal freedom was worth dying for.

        I don’t generally tell others, but for the sake of my argument I’ll go ahead and state that I’m vaccinated. I’m also fortunate to live in an area where no one has demanded that I show them proof of that to go to the grocery store, or to keep my job. Yet. I don’t think that’s a road we should be going down, and I lean toward refusing to comply if it happens. People would probably assume I’m un-vaccinated at that point, too.

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        • Gaskilldawg

          Personal responsibility towards others apparently is a characteristic not as followed as it was before. If we all wanted to protect each other and acted on that desire the pandemic would already be under control and there would never be a need to discuss mandates.

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          • gurkhadawg

            Bingo, I got vaccinated more to protect my patients than to protect myself. I’m very healthy and had little to fear from Covid. I don’t want to infect others who are less fortunate than me.

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            • Tony BarnFart

              But what is the latest on the vaccinated being spreaders ? Have we determined that the vaxxed spread Delta less ? I’m vaxxed, but how is my vaccination status protecting my kids under 12 who can’t get vaxed. Ok, Dad doesn’t go to the hospital, but i can give it to them just the same right ?

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        • DawgFlan

          I don’t agree with your interpretation of history. The idea of democracy is that we the people can collectively determine our own destiny as opposed to tyrants, dictators or kings. This country was founded on the principle of civic liberty, not uncivil, ant-social, libertine freedoms that are counter to our common good. Were that the case serving in the military for the common good would be left to personal choice and individual freedom. As an Army brat that saw the sacrifices my dad made in Vietnam and being shipped all over the world, I can’t square the appreciation for those who serve, as there a recognition that they do so for the common good, while at the same time be unwilling to take action for the common good themselves and wrapping it up in some distorted interpretation of what freedom and liberty mean within the context of a democratic society.

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      • Holiday Inn Bagman

        No doubt. The most recent SEC testing protocols were that fully vaccinated individuals aren’t subject to testing surveillance or contact tracing if no symptoms are present. That he was asymptomatic and tested at all seems to back this up.

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    • whybotherdude

      I don’t see how it is disinformation? It was a coach giving coach speak before testing positive. It was all fact, maybe I don’t understand disinformation. I thought disinformation was something false.

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      • gurkhadawg

        I was assuming Harsin was vaccinated. He may not be, I don’t know. I thought the Senator was taking a shot at him just because he tested positive. If he was vaccinated and tested positive he will probably have very mild symptoms, was doing the right thing and should not be criticized. The disinformation I was talking about was people saying: “see, look at all the people who have been vaccinated and are still testing positive for Covid, why should I get vaccinated?” The Senator explained that’s not what he meant, and I agreed with him.

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  7. DawgStats

    Didn’t seem like getting to 80% was a priority

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  8. DawgStats

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  9. DawgStats

    I’ll just leave this here

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  10. Muttley

    “The most Georgia thing ever” is something I hope we never find out.

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  11. theorginaldawgabides

    Harsin probably was afraid the vaccine would diminish his thetan level.

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  12. PTC DAWG

    McGarity is gone. IMHO.

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  13. Salty Dawg

    You are correct, Senator. It would be the most GA thing ever and I wouldn’t be surprised at all if our luck went that way but Ima not going down that road. McGreedy would have definitely offered to bend over, forfeit and a few other things I won’t mention.

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  14. W Cobb Dawg

    He should be checked for STDs too.

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  15. Boys, it has to be said…Auburn sucks!

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  16. ugafidelis

    “The most Georgia thing that could happen this season is the Dawgs beat Clemson, get on a roll, only to have their season derail when half the team tests positive for COVID after the Auburn game.”

    Teacher Martin and I argued this very same point a couple of months ago. Of course, that was at the tail end off the, ‘just get the vaccine so this will all go away’ narrative. For the record, I got my first dose last week.

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  17. Tony BarnFart

    This shit is never going to end. I’ll do whatever is asked generally, rather than rock the boat, but i pity the fools who are going to still be screaming at people 2 Augusts from now ….if y’all had just… ! ! !

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