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Jeep
06-08-2009, 04:01 PM
yes, that is a major concern, lalo na pag naglaban na ang ateneo de manila at de la swine flu ;D


Wow! galing mo, very witty!


raging blue and i were discussing this very issue over lunch and comforting cups of hot coffee (pero nag-ice cream ako ;D) that dark and dreary saturday afternoon at café azul at moro lorenzo. while it may be a humorous way to get at each other's camps as the season looms on the horizon, it may not be funny in the long run, when this thing breaks out like wildfire.

crowded venues are a major cause for concern, and the UAAP -- in fact every crowd-drawing league like the PBA and the NCAA, among others -- would do well to address this. if the schools are falling all over themselves just to make sure that this virulence does not infect their communities in droves, then the leagues should do so as well. i put it here in the UAAP forum, but like i said, it could well apply to all the major leagues -- even the minor leagues that attract a sizeable fan base.

anyone got any ideas how to keep this thing out of the hoops community?

The_Big_Cat
06-08-2009, 04:33 PM
raging blue and i were discussing this very issue over lunch and comforting cups of hot coffee (pero nag-ice cream ako ;D) that dark and dreary saturday afternoon at café azul at moro lorenzo. while it may be a humorous way to get at each other's camps as the season looms on the horizon, it may not be funny in the long run, when this thing breaks out like wildfire.

crowded venues are a major cause for concern, and the UAAP -- in fact every crowd-drawing league like the PBA and the NCAA, among others -- would do well to address this. if the schools are falling all over themselves just to make sure that this virulence does not infect their communities in droves, then the leagues should do so as well. i put it here in the UAAP forum, but like i said, it could well apply to all the major leagues -- even the minor leagues that attract a sizeable fan base.

anyone got any ideas how to keep this thing out of the hoops community?


The venues (Araneta, Arena etc) should acquire a thermal scanner as a pre-cautionary measure.

LION
06-08-2009, 04:55 PM
raging blue and i were discussing this very issue over lunch and comforting cups of hot coffee (pero nag-ice cream ako ;D) that dark and dreary saturday afternoon at café azul at moro lorenzo. while it may be a humorous way to get at each other's camps as the season looms on the horizon, it may not be funny in the long run, when this thing breaks out like wildfire.

crowded venues are a major cause for concern, and the UAAP -- in fact every crowd-drawing league like the PBA and the NCAA, among others -- would do well to address this. if the schools are falling all over themselves just to make sure that this virulence does not infect their communities in droves, then the leagues should do so as well. i put it here in the UAAP forum, but like i said, it could well apply to all the major leagues -- even the minor leagues that attract a sizeable fan base.

anyone got any ideas how to keep this thing out of the hoops community?


The venues (Araneta, Arena etc) should acquire a thermal scanner as a pre-cautionary measure.


E di hindi na makakapasok ang mga hot chicks. Ako na lang ang mag bantay sa quarantine area.

nicksy
06-08-2009, 04:59 PM
everyone should be involve, be cautious, be alert, if you have a symptom/s, don't go to the venue (or attend classes) and just watch the game on TV, if you want to be protected, then were mask, even though it is awkward, but it is much better, bring hand sanitizer.

Jeep
06-08-2009, 08:39 PM
nicksy's proposal presupposes the carrier has seen the symptoms come out and acts responsibly, accordingly. but what if the carrier hasn't manifested the symptoms yet?

OTOH, lion's may be the most practical. but as we've seen these past few days, it isn't foolproof. huling bilang kanina, 46 na ang nasa bansang meron nito. plus, i don't know how much that scanner costs. araneta, maybe, but ULTRA or the arena? who'll foot the bill?

mahirap talaga itong kinalalagyan natin. baka sa kinalaunan, di malayong mangyari na wala tayong season dahil dito. :(

green_overcomer
06-08-2009, 08:41 PM
This is definitely a legitimate concern sans the name calling on DLSU of course. Anyway, asking people who exhibit symptoms to just stay at home and watch the games (especially Ateneo-La Salle) on TV might be easier said than done. Given the intensity that rival schools generate in the UAAP, people will surely flock in droves notwithstanding if they have any symptoms of even an ordinary flu at that. I think that installing thermal scanners would be a good deterrent as it can immediately spot those who have fevers or not. Entry therefore should not be granted to anyone whom the scanners will detect and identify. In the worst case scenario that this disease breaks loose, it would be best to postpone the season all together. It will be for everyone's benefit.

bchoter
06-09-2009, 12:58 PM
raging blue and i were discussing this very issue over lunch and comforting cups of hot coffee (pero nag-ice cream ako ;D) that dark and dreary saturday afternoon at café azul at moro lorenzo. while it may be a humorous way to get at each other's camps as the season looms on the horizon, it may not be funny in the long run, when this thing breaks out like wildfire.

crowded venues are a major cause for concern, and the UAAP -- in fact every crowd-drawing league like the PBA and the NCAA, among others -- would do well to address this. if the schools are falling all over themselves just to make sure that this virulence does not infect their communities in droves, then the leagues should do so as well. i put it here in the UAAP forum, but like i said, it could well apply to all the major leagues -- even the minor leagues that attract a sizeable fan base.

anyone got any ideas how to keep this thing out of the hoops community?


The venues (Araneta, Arena etc) should acquire a thermal scanner as a pre-cautionary measure.


E di hindi na makakapasok ang mga hot chicks. Ako na lang ang mag bantay sa quarantine area.
Thermal overdrive :D

maroonmartian
06-09-2009, 03:13 PM
Let's see what the Season 72 will do about this. Katakot nga ang mga pwede mangyari eh. Buying a thermal scanner is a good precautionary measure.
Sino na pala school ang ngaurong ng pasukan because of this scare? DLSU, FEU, UST at UP alam ko.

dark_seid
06-09-2009, 08:42 PM
but there is the possibility that you are infected but not showing symptoms yet.
so there goes the thermal scanner idea (i believe that is the reason why thermal scanning is ineffective as opposed to the SARS outbreak) and the idea of self-quarantine since the diagnosis/detection is based on symptoms showing.

maroonmartian
06-09-2009, 10:34 PM
Ateneo confirms 3 students with A(H1N1) virus

Classes in GS and HS suspended
By Abigail Kwok
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 20:50:00 06/09/2009

Filed Under: Swine Flu, Health, Education

MANILA, Philippines – Classes in the Ateneo de Manila High School have been suspended for 10 days following the confirmation that three of its students were infected with the A(H1N1) flu virus.

In a statement posted on the Ateneo website, the school, however, said that the infections were "mild" and that the students were "in fact already feeling better."

The school said it received confirmation that three of its students were suffering from the deadly flu virus through its Principal Father Raymund-Benedict Hizon, S.J., at 4:30 p.m. on June 9.

"The three infected boys...were advised to rest at home and continue with their self-quarantine, with no need for hospitalization," Hizon said.

Nevertheless, the school is taking precautionary measures and said classes would resume on June 22.

"The suspension of classes is a necessary measure prescribed by the Department of Health (DOH) to prevent more members of the community from being infected. Everyone is advised to stay home and avoid heavy social contact for the duration of the suspension of classes," the university said.

Ateneo also suspended classes in the grade school level June 10 and 11 as a precautionary measure.

"Background information has been obtained and it was established that the high school students have no siblings in the Ateneo Grade School," the school said.

Grade school students have been advised to wait for further announcements from the school management.
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May kaso na rin pala dito. Pero buti di ang mismong college. I just hope this wouldn't lead to the suspension of the 1st sem competition of the UAAP. Tssk.

THE ONLOOKER
06-10-2009, 12:03 AM
Two letters -- TV ;)

bchoter
06-10-2009, 12:34 AM
Two words. Alcohol. FaceMask. :D

atenean_blooded
06-10-2009, 11:01 PM
Three words: Closed door games.

nicksy
06-10-2009, 11:14 PM
Three words: Closed door games.


if that is the case, the UAAP will lose a lot of ticket sales compared to NCAA, but i think TV ads will be stable or maybe sore-up because a lot of people will preferred to watch it on tv rather possibly getting sick.

PERO IBA PA RIN PAG MAY CROWD, it makes the game more exciting, imagine a game without audience? no one cheering and shouting for their alma matter. blunt and boring.

augustine
06-11-2009, 07:06 AM
if crowded arenas are a concern, what about the Staples Center hosting the NBA Finals? And California is relatively badly hit.

Bennie Bangag
06-11-2009, 08:32 AM
southern california is a dry environment, kaya nga may kantang "it never rains in southern california..." in contrast, sapul na sapul ang UAAP season sa tag-ulan, kaya mas talamak ang hawahan ng mga sakit, di lang ng AH1N1. i guess the best way to at least delay the spread of this potential flu outbreak is to build up our own body's immune system. avoid late nights, eat healthy foods, exercise, and avoid crowds when you can. mahawa ka man, the virus will find itself incapable of spreading inside a hostile environment that is the result of a healthy lifestyle. kanya-kanyang ingat na lang yan.

elvis
06-11-2009, 09:00 AM
UAAP, NCAA inaugurals on despite A(H1N1)
By Joey Villar Updated June 11, 2009 12:00 AM
Philippine Star



MANILA, Philippines – Despite the rising incidence of Influenza A(H1N1) in the metropolis, the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the University Athletic Association of the Philippines leagues will be held as scheduled.

NCAA chief Fr. Mat de Jesus, OSB, of San Beda and UAAP president Anton Montinola of Far Eastern U yesterday said their school league will open their season June 27 and July 11, respectively, at the Araneta Coliseum with the basketball competition despite reported A(H1N1) cases in some member schools.

“Yes, we’re going ahead with everything, God willing,” de Jesus said.

“The UAAP will open as scheduled,” Montinola said during yesterday’s UAAP board meeting.

At the moment, classes in Ateneo and La Salle of the UAAP and St. Benilde of the NCAA have been suspended due to A(H1N1) cases reported in their campuses.

UAAP basketball tournament director Mark Molina said the opening game pitting Univ. of Santo Tomas against Adamson at 2 p.m. and last year’s losing finalist La Salle against University of the East at 4 p.m. on July 11 will not be affected.

Univ. of the Phils. squares off with National U at 2 p.m. and defending champion Ateneo tests Far Eastern U’s mettle at 4 p.m. in another pair of matches on July 12.

NCAA will have reigning three-peat titlist San Beda going up against Mapua at 2 p.m., Jose Rizal versus Letran at 4 p.m. and Perpetual Help against San Sebastian at 6 p.m. in its own opening day offering.

St. Benilde opens its bid against guest team Angeles University Foundation at 2 p.m. while Arellano U and Emilio Aguinaldo College, the two other guest squads, debut at 4 p.m. at The Arena in San Juan City on June 29.

“No changes as far as the NCAA schedule is concerned,” said NCAA management committee chair Jose Mari Lacson of San Beda.

According to the Department of Health, 13 of the reported 57 A(H1N1) cases came from La Salle and one from nearby St. Benilde.

Classes at La Salle was suspended as early as last week while St. Benilde will resume classes on June 19, a week before the 85th NCAA season opening.

Ateneo, which announced Tuesday night it has three students tested positive for the virus, recently suspended its classes and will resume on June 22.

“So far none of our athletes have tested positive and they continue to train,” said Bro. Bernie Oca, La Salle’s representative to the league board.

Management Committee member Henry Atayde of St. Benilde said their participation in the NCAA will not be jeopardized by the A(H1N1) cases although the Blazers will not be joining the pre-season tournament lined up by ABS-CBN for UAAP and NCAA.

The said tournament organized by the two leagues’ official television carrier will pit the best of the UAAP against the finest from the NCAA in what promises to be an interesting battle.

“We will not be joining the tournament of ABS-CBN in compliance with the directives of the Commission on Higher Education and the Department of Health,” said Atayde.

La Salle and UST had already pulled out of the tournament.

atenean_blooded
06-11-2009, 04:24 PM
Three words: Closed door games.


if that is the case, the UAAP will lose a lot of ticket sales compared to NCAA, but i think TV ads will be stable or maybe sore-up because a lot of people will preferred to watch it on tv rather possibly getting sick.

PERO IBA PA RIN PAG MAY CROWD, it makes the game more exciting, imagine a game without audience? no one cheering and shouting for their alma matter. blunt and boring.


Sus, kayaa gawan ng ABS-CBN ng paraan yan. Tipong "live feed of the crowd" mula sa Ateneo campus, halimbawa, o UST, etc.

Tapos kokontratahin nila ang mga paaralan para singilin ang mga gustong sumigaw para sa camera ;D

nicksy
06-11-2009, 04:27 PM
Sus, kayaa gawan ng ABS-CBN ng paraan yan. Tipong "live feed of the crowd" mula sa Ateneo campus, halimbawa, o UST, etc.

Tapos kokontratahin nila ang mga paaralan para singilin ang mga gustong sumigaw para sa camera ;D


parang video conference lang ahh, but in a much larger scale ;D ;D

atenean_blooded
06-11-2009, 09:29 PM
Sus, kayaa gawan ng ABS-CBN ng paraan yan. Tipong "live feed of the crowd" mula sa Ateneo campus, halimbawa, o UST, etc.

Tapos kokontratahin nila ang mga paaralan para singilin ang mga gustong sumigaw para sa camera ;D


parang video conference lang ahh, but in a much larger scale ;D ;D


Sakli. ;D

Tapos matutuwa pa ang pulis, kasi walang problema sa security sa Araneta, o kaya ng away between the opposing sides (except, kunwari, kung nanonood ka sa bar, tapos may dalawang alumni ng magkaibang paaralan na nagkapikunan, etc.).

nicksy
06-11-2009, 10:39 PM
Sakli. ;D

Tapos matutuwa pa ang pulis, kasi walang problema sa security sa Araneta, o kaya ng away between the opposing sides (except, kunwari, kung nanonood ka sa bar, tapos may dalawang alumni ng magkaibang paaralan na nagkapikunan, etc.).


lugi naman ang mga scalper ;D ...anyway, i think the best thing to do is to be aware, do the right manners when coughing, if you dont feel well, don't go to the venue and do social distancing, and sell your tickets ;D (pinaghirapan mo pa namn bilhin yun tix / mahal yun bayad mo sa tix), bring handkerchief and sanitizer, eat well.

the organizers should also post some info about AH1N1 on the venue, what is the right coughing manners (just like posted in SM malls), and have a booth for medical purposes, thermal scanner will do but too costly, try to coordinate with the Bureau of Quarantine so they could lend NCAA & UAAP a helping hand.

bchoter
06-12-2009, 03:47 PM
UST Engingeering sports complex nalang. Roofed and gated pero hindi enclosed. Trapal lang ang katapat ng ulan :D

stonecold316
06-12-2009, 05:02 PM
Samahan natin ng dasal itong bagay na ito.
;) ;) ;)
Kahit andun pangamba, huwag tayo matakot lumabas at magpakita ng suporta sa ating school teams.

Jeep
06-19-2009, 11:05 AM
read just now in a thread in this same UAAP forum about some guy using the swine flu thingy as a means to begin fomenting the bitter rivalries that on their own -- like the flu -- make themselves manifest around this time of the year ;D.

it's all nice bantering and all. but this is without a doubt a public health issue that the UAAP should address. check out yesterday's inquirer (thursday, 18 june 2009, p. A16, see below; wala akong makitang online copy :( ) . the NCAA has been responsible enough to announce measures they plan to take to ensure public health isn't jeopardized in the large crowds that are anticipated to converge at the different venues. i'm hoping the UAAP will do the same.

we want to enjoy the games. but at the same time we want to be safe. puede siguro 1 seat apart lahat? ;) mahahati tuloy ang revenue stream ninyo hehehe :D.

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NCAA bares A(H1N1) precautionary measures
By Jasmine W. Payo

THE NCAA is taking precautionary measures against the influenza A(H1N1) virus just 10 days before the 85th season of the country's oldest varsity league kicks off.

"We are discussing moves to secure the possibility of zero spead during the games through thermal scanning and other means available at our disposal," league president Fr. Mat de Jesus of host San Beda said in a statement yesterday.

De Jesus said the board also approved the recommendation to cancel this week's ABS-CBN College Wars, a preseason basketball tournament pitting the UAAP and NCAA teams.

"[It will] allow individual teams and players to prepare for the season through well deserved rest," said De Jesus.

"No changes as far as the NCAA is scheduled," said NCAA management committee chair Jose Mari Lacson of San Beda.

Three-time champion San Beda will open its bid for a fourth straight crown against Mapua on June 27 at 2 p.m. at the Araneta Coliseum.

Jose Rizal University, last season's runner-up, will take on Letran also on opening day at 4 p.m.

RuckuS
06-29-2009, 01:54 PM
any updates on how the UAAP will safeguard its fans from the A(H1N1) pandemic? from what I saw during the NCAA opening, the turnout was quite low, the Gen Ad. section was almost completely empty while there were still hundreds of vacant seats in both Upper A and B sections. considering that the NCAA has added 3 guest colleges to its roster(for a total of 10) i was expecting Araneta to be overflowing yet attendance was quite light for an opening day.

will this be the same case with the UAAP?

bluewing
06-29-2009, 08:30 PM
nabanggit na rin lang na mainam magpahid ng alcohol o hand sanitizer, mas mainam siguro na after ng laro ay mag-imbak kayo ng alcohol sa inyong sistema upang mapatay ang mikrobyo at malabanan ang sakit.

bchoter
06-30-2009, 11:46 PM
^ Aba'y ligtas pala ang mga manonood sa America dahil sa loob mismo ng playing venue puwedeng magimbak ng alcohol sa sistema. Pwede din kaya yan sa Pinas?

pablohoney
07-01-2009, 08:17 AM
^Matagal ko nang pangarap yan, Manong. Drinking beer while watching the games. ;D

Siguro mag-self-quarantine na lang or iwas na lang sa paglabas if one is feeling some flu-like symptoms.

bluewing
07-03-2009, 01:14 AM
sana nga ay payagan na ang "pag-sanitize" ng sistema during games gaya ng ginagawa sa estados unidos. kung ang inaaalala ng mga management ng venue ang peace and order situation, i'm sure willing naman ang mga magcle-cleansing na magpa-quarantine sa isang section ng arena.

GHRanger
07-03-2009, 08:51 AM
Just like any flu, the key is being fit and healthy. Vitamins and Minerals (sama mo na Cherifer kung medyo bata bata ka pa.)
Parang notice yan sa office, if you feel sick, don't go and stay at home. Lalo na ngayon at tagulan, di maiwasan magkasakit at matabi sa maysakit.

Kung alanganin talaga, imbitahin mo na lang barkada mo sa bahay at magdala ng 1 case ng beer at ilang kilong pulutan! Manong, ikaw daw taya?

bchoter
07-03-2009, 11:50 PM
^ Aba'y alcohol nga iyan... baka nga makagaling iyan sa masama ang pakiramdam.

Kahit hindi sa bahay. Puwede ring dun sa tagpuan ng mga gface boys :D

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