Isaac
Earlier this week

12 United players have now tested positive

Both Melbourne NBL teams will remain in lockdown after Melbourne United players returned further positive tests for COVID-19.

A total of 12 players have now tested positive after Melbourne United training was suspended last week and players and staff went into a 14 day isolation period.

South East Melbourne Phoenix players and staff also remain in isolation and are undergoing testing. There will be no further training for either club until further notice.

Hungry Jack's NBL Commissioner Jeremy Loeliger said: "Our primary concern is the health and welfare of our players, staff and their families. This is a challenging time for everyone concerned and we are working closely with the clubs and the Australian Basketball Players' Association (ABPA) to provide support for all those affected.

“We are also working closely with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to manage the outbreak and limit any risk to the wider community."

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Jamie Gordon  
Earlier this week

Damn that's crazy

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

We don't even have 12 contracted players!

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Perthworld  
Earlier this week

The figure would include training bait.

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Isaac  
Earlier this week

Roy Ward:

The NBL did not list the names of those other positive tests as they are a mix of contracted players who are in Melbourne and uncontracted training players, but the team cut back the numbers at training when the second lockdown began for their three sessions each week.

No one is believed to have shown any signs of serious illness so far and no staff members have tested positive with the club having almost all its staff working from home.

The team were using COVID-19 protocols for their training but the virus found its way in and spread.

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Alpha  
Earlier this week

"We don't even have 12 contracted players!"

Where does it say 'contracted'?

It seems those who attended some scrimmages contracted the virus (even some college bound players), hopefully they will all come out of it without consequences. All the best.

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ST  
Earlier this week

^so cool, so knowledgeable, all the lingo.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

Award their scrimmage to Perth!

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D2.0  
Earlier this week

Unfortunately I think that what we are seeing, is that community restrictions don't work 100%. Whilst I imagine that social distancing and all the protocols HELP, they're clearly not 100% effective.
WA didn't do anything special or wonderful, we were just lucky that we clamped down hard on our boarders before many cases came in, and that those cases were contained.

But I have to say, given the problems that already existing in Melbourne weeks ago, continuing training was just plain stupid. Because this was always the risk. It only takes one player or trainer to bring it in, and in a training environment its going to spread easily.

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Nathan  
Earlier this week

Gotta hand it to MU, I didn't think you could overachieve like that. Another team might just get 2 or 4 sick, but MU sets some high standards.

Seriously, though, hope they all come through with no lingering issues.

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Dave Q  
Earlier this week

Stay safe fellas. I am very much over this covid mess, but I don't see it ending soon.

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Jack Toft  
Earlier this week

Maybe they should sit out the season....

Bring in Tassie

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

WA advising the Eastern States on COVID19 is like Tony Abbot advising the EU on border protection.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

Good health and luck to all concerned, including their families. Absolutely shit this virus.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

https://www.news.com.au/sport/basketball/12-melbourne-united-nbl-players-test-positive-for-covid19-amid-victoria-disaster/news-story/c53a18c0a9253b4f4a57d643049e4b04

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Cornholio  
Earlier this week

Hoping this thread ends before all the muppets from other McCarron and Lual-Acil thread join this one.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

I hope the Melbourne based WNBL/Opals players have stopped training too.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

This might end the NBL/WNBL before it starts

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Creeky  
Earlier this week

Soft.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

If restrictions on crowd numbers are still in place come NBL season starting, can the NBL go ahead? Is half bums on seats viable to make money?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

Can't we let it just hurry and and go through everyone so we can move on with our lives like the rest of the world is doing.

Waiting for a vaccine is like waiting to win the Lotto.....it might or might not happen but you don't stop living waiting for the winning ticket!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

Thats the shittest analogy I've ever heard.

"Can't we let it just hurry and and go through everyone so we can move on with our lives like the rest of the world is doing."

My mum is 72. She is quite healthy but I'd rather not potentially sacrifice her life just so you can hurry things up. Thanks though.

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Mike  
Earlier this week

Let's get on with life. If you're worried do what you have to do. But leave the rest of us alone. 99.96 chance of survival. Means .04 of not survival with Covid19. I like the odds. Stay in your house if you're scared. The rest of us want to start living again. So that one day when you decide to put your big boy pants on and come outside again, there will be a world left for you. We will gladly wait for you. Fear or love. You get to decide for yourself. You don't get to decide for me.

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Triton 26  
Earlier this week

And Mike, just how well versed are you in the long term health impact of Covid? It's not just deaths. People who have little to no symptoms are feeling very unwell months later and that feeling lasts for a long time. There is no clear understanding yet of the long term impact.

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Creeky  
Earlier this week

Mike gets it.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

Mike sounds tough.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

Spot on Mike, protect the vulnerable and the rest of us move on, government should spend big on protecting them. If someone is in the vulnerable group then chooses to live normal too then that's their right, we haven't banned smoking or drinking for pensioners have we.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

So many experts on pandemic virus's... maybe if you know so much, why not reveal the cure to the public through the dhhs?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

Hydroxychloroquine, oh wait, the patent has run out on that one so it only costs 60 cents per dose, better ban that one... Remdesivir, that's better, $390 per treatment paid by tax payers straight to Big Pharma.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

Nope, the government decides for you Mile

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Creeky  
Earlier this week

There's no way a great patriot like Mike is going to succumb to some Chinese Batman. Like me, Mike will die of something REAL, like brothel sprouts.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

Survival of the fittest!!

We are keeping alive the weak/poor when pandemic's throughout history have killed these people.

Like any species in order to move forward the weak/injured that is slowing everyone down will be killed by the predator and thus the rest remain stronger.

Based on the crazy's we see on the internet dropping a few along the way might be a good thing!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

"Can't we let it just hurry and and go through everyone so we can move on with our lives like the rest of the world is doing."
The world is not "moving on with their lives". Even countries that have had it pretty bad early on are worried about a resurgence of the virus, and are re-introducing measures. And countries like the US or Brasil are hardly living the dream or doing well economically.
No country is anyway near herd immunity.

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Creeky  
Earlier this week

Finally! The poor are what is holding this country back and don't even start me on the weak. What gets me is that they’ve only got themselves to blame! Every situation is the same.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

"protect the vulnerable and the rest of us move on"

How do you know you're not vulnerable?

"we haven't banned smoking or drinking for pensioners have we. "

What?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

Hydroxychloroquine hasn't been banned. It has just not been proven to be effective at all.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

Hydroxychloroquine was removed from the approved treatment list in most countries including Australia after the Lancet published it's study, after that decision was made the US government purchased 500 million doses of remdesivir that same week, the following week he Lancet retracted their study due to false information.

There is now growing evidence in the medical community about the effectiveness of Hydroxychloroquine especially when administered early in the infection, but because the patent expired many years ago it is able to be manufactured anywhere and no one profits.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

By the way I work in the medical industry and hydroxychloroquine was used successfully in many Australian cases in the first wave of infections.

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FM  
Earlier this week

The problem with Victoria is the constant complaining about restrictions. You don't need restrictions, you need to stay home and keep away from everyone. You can’t catch what you don’t expose yourself too.

Look at Nathan Buckley, just thinks it is ok to socialise with anyone, forgets about the whole bubble concept.

Unfortunately you can’t treat stupid..

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

"There is now growing evidence in the medical community about the effectiveness of Hydroxychloroquine"

No there isn't. There have been no placebo-controlled trial of the efficacy of the drug.

"By the way I work in the medical industry..."

Was this after you got sacked from being a tv chef?

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Creeky  
Earlier this week

Zing!

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Shayno  
Earlier this week

Wasn't this a basketball forum or was it always a crackpot forum??

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

Has the source been identified?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

Unfortunately crackpots are becoming more and more prevalent because of the availability of misinformation, which these people think is doing their own "research" after watching a youtube video.

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