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olegg

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F1Brits_90

Champion Elect
Why do you think USA is unlikely?
besides the high covid death rate

there was alot of talk moto gp where on verge of cancellation because hospital beds are at a shortage. so they could be in a scenario where they dont have the hospital space if someone is injured
 

P1

Pole Sitter
besides the high covid death rate

there was alot of talk moto gp where on verge of cancellation because hospital beds are at a shortage. so they could be in a scenario where they don't have the hospital space if someone is injured
That seems solvable. Reserve beds.

Quite frankly I don't have much sympathy for most of the people being hospitalized due to COVID. Most of them are anti-vaxxers. Not a big deal to reserve some beds for F1 if that means a few anti-vaxxers are turned away.

Either way, the decision is for the local authorities in Austin, and I would be shocked if they cancel it.
 

cider_and_toast

Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex
Staff Member
Premium Contributor
Having seen the desperate lengths FOM will go to make sure the show goes on cancellations are the very last of their possible options.
 

F1Brits_90

Champion Elect
That seems solvable. Reserve beds.

Quite frankly I don't have much sympathy for most of the people being hospitalized due to COVID. Most of them are anti-vaxxers. Not a big deal to reserve some beds for F1 if that means a few anti-vaxxers are turned away.

Either way, the decision is for the local authorities in Austin, and I would be shocked if they cancel it.
we have to keep a huge eye on Moto GP, because if they go, i would say F1 goes.

but who knows maybe they just have 1 & half laps under the safety car & call it a race
 

gethinceri

Lance Stroll Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan.
Contributor
That seems solvable. Reserve beds.

Quite frankly I don't have much sympathy for most of the people being hospitalized due to COVID. Most of them are anti-vaxxers. Not a big deal to reserve some beds for F1 if that means a few anti-vaxxers are turned away.

Either way, the decision is for the local authorities in Austin, and I would be shocked if they cancel it.
“most of them are anti-vaxxers”
Please show your workings.
 

F1Brits_90

Champion Elect
“most of them are anti-vaxxers”
Please show your workings.
we are talking about texas, the stereotype is that they are anti most thing vaccine, masks, social distancing.

but looking at the stats. its not most but it not far off the 2 counties which have austin is 58% & 50% vaccination rate. the state is 48% & country is 52%. compared to Britain in the picture below
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P1

Pole Sitter
“most of them are anti-vaxxers”
Please show your workings.
F1Brits_90 already showed that there is a low vaccination rate in Texas relative to countries like the UK.

As for most of the deaths being anti-vaxxers. Anyone in the USA can get a vaccine these days. My doctor is giving out third shots now. So if you are dying because you haven't got the vaccine, then that was your choice.

Most deaths are people who have not taken the vaccine.

So I have no issue with reserving beds for F1 drivers, and letting anti-vaxxers die in the bed they made themselves. In fact I would welcome that.
 
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gethinceri

Lance Stroll Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan.
Contributor
You stated that most of those being hospitalized (your spelling) due to Covid are anti/vaxxers. Please show your workings.
 

cider_and_toast

Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex
Staff Member
Premium Contributor
I think the point is, there's a big difference between "hasn't had the vaccination" and "is anti vaccination"

We can't say for certain why people aren't getting vaccinated anywhere.
 

Dartman

Pole Sitter
Hospitalized is the default spelling forhospitalized if using English(USA) normally the default on any media device, some , not all will allow a English (English) or English(GB), irrespective of the spelling non vaccinated have a far greater chance of being hospitalised or hospitalized and dying, rather than being somewhat uncomfortable and isolating for a few days.
 

P1

Pole Sitter
I think the point is, there's a big difference between "hasn't had the vaccination" and "is anti vaccination"

We can't say for certain why people aren't getting vaccinated anywhere.
That's fair. But in a country where the vaccination is free, has 100% availability, 100% awareness, where free transportation is provided too and from the vaccination facility - the choice to not take it can reasonably assumed to be anti-vaccination (Children exempted, and children are not the ones being hospitalized en-masse).
 
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