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MKF30

Fujin and Ermac for MK 11
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they publicly stated that they will not cancel unless ordered to by the government or the venue closes or something.

That was a while ago... but yeah... I think it is still an option. It should be noted that E3 on March 2nd said there was no way it would be cancelled.. Also, Japan is a hair from being added to the no fly/entry list for America... Capcom has already pulled Pro-Tour events from events that haven't cancelled like NCR.
https://dotesports.com/fgc/news/capcom-removes-brussels-challenge-norcal-regionals-and-april-annihilation-from-2020-capcom-pro-tour-due-to-coronavirus-concerns
We'll see man, I think depending on how much worse or better this gets will determine that. I wouldn't be surprised if things get worse(hopefully they won't) but if they do them pulling out at the last minute. But hope you're right dude. If Japan pulled out of that though, does that mean their their fighting games won't be effected? Curious how that will turn out but thanks for the update.
 

MKF30

Fujin and Ermac for MK 11
Premium Supporter
I've been appointed the Health and Safety Manager for my company's Toronto office, specifically to monitor COVID-19 here.

I will say that misinformation and fear are a big issue right now. My recommendation is for people to follow official reports from their local, provincial/state, and federal government to keep track of the spread in your area. If, for whatever reason, you do not trust your local government, the World Health Organization would be the next best bet.

The precautionary measures posted at the beginning of this thread are excellent as well; proper hand washing is one of the biggest things that you can do.

For my own part, I have a compromised immune system and I've been doing much of these precautions for years now, and it's always helped with conventional illnesses for me.

Also, my company announced that New York City has now declared a state of emergency, and the Mayor is advising people to stay/work from home.
Yeah I live in NYC, that was days ago with the state of emergency and my borough has one case so far, but the person is ok and quarantined as of late just recovering. Probably the first time I have to say it's good to be the forgotten borough, every other place in NYC and NYS has wayyy more cases. But everyone is still being careful of course. And you can't find hand sanitizer anywhere....I knew I should have bought a ton a month ago when I had the chance.
 

HeavyNorse

#BlackLivesMatter
Our prime minister just announced that schools and many other work places in Denmark are closed down for the next 2 weeks, so I'll probably get a message tomorrow about whether I have to meet up or not.

People are truly panicking and are hoarding groceries and what not like it's the freaking apocalypse.
 

MKF30

Fujin and Ermac for MK 11
Premium Supporter
I'm not afraid of the virus. I'm afraid of running into racist and ignorant people because I`m asian.
Don't come to NYC then lol, last week there was a case where this black dude sprayed an asian dude in the face with febreze on a train because he thought he had corona. No joke...people are nuts.
 

Juggs

Lose without excuses
Lead Moderator
Yeah and paranoia. I mean I will run the other way if someone near me coughs, but I'd never do that lol. That's messed up. This is also a reason why I never ride the trains in NYC if I have to go somewhere I'll take alternate method, I don't trust people.
Yeah that’s different though. If someone is showing symptoms you are SUPPOSED to stay as far away from them as possible. But assaulting random asian people because you think they have the virus is messed up.
 

Juggs

Lose without excuses
Lead Moderator
As if febreze would actually do anything against the virus. What an utter moron.
Seriously, it's like these people are just using this as an excuse to act like racist assholes.
Yeah pretty much. Asians are being mistreated pretty much globally right now. I’ve seen and heard so many fucked up stories.
 

Pizza

Thrill Kill
People are truly panicking and are hoarding groceries and what not like it's the freaking apocalypse.
Same thing going on in other European countries. While I think it's extreme to go in mass to empty supermarkets, and clearly this is fueled by fear, at some point people will have to do this if this pandemic isn't stopped. It is already causing economic troubles all over the world, and if it ends turning into a recession, then it's going to be more difficult to get supplies.

However, since it's a pandemic we don't know for how much this will last.
 

MKF30

Fujin and Ermac for MK 11
Premium Supporter
As if febreze would actually do anything against the virus. What an utter moron.
Seriously, it's like these people are just using this as an excuse to act like racist assholes.
Hahaha. I thought the same, like does this idiot realize realize it's not lysol it's febreze? All hes doing is making the train smell nice.
 

MKF30

Fujin and Ermac for MK 11
Premium Supporter
Yeah that’s different though. If someone is showing symptoms you are SUPPOSED to stay as far away from them as possible. But assaulting random asian people because you think they have the virus is messed up.
Yeah, I'd never hit anyone or assault someone unless it was self defense.
 

RoboCop

The future of law enforcement.
Premium Supporter
My wife is a professor and she and all of her colleagues at various universities are having to switch to online teaching. At this point, the universities I know were affected are Penn State, U Iowa, Vanderbuilt, Belmont, and MTSU. I'm sure there are many, many more. She's having to spend her Spring Break revising her entire syllabus to accomodate teaching in an online environment, but better than getting sick.
 

Jynks

some heroes are born, some made, some wondrous
My wife is a professor and she and all of her colleagues at various universities are having to switch to online teaching.
Yeah, I made a big post about it ages ago (a few days before LCQ was canned) but not many people responded. But I think NRS should jump right into Season 2, but put more focus into online and make MrAquaman's events actually part of the official pro-league.. maybe add more as well. With all this kind of stuff in 2020, putting some focus into online would be a good thing and imo open the nrs scene to more players, which is a good thing for a pro league.
 

Dankster Morgan

she don’t call me daddy she call me Grandmaster
I'm gonna be so pissed if my college gets shut down, my school schedule is tight enough as is
 
The American government is so incompetent, with the lack of testing and dear leader Trump repeatedly downplaying the threat. Combine that with the lack of workers rights where workers would rather go to work sick than stay home, and the lack of free health care where people would rather stick it out than go to a doctor, and America's in for a shitty time.
 

Dankster Morgan

she don’t call me daddy she call me Grandmaster
What is the mortality rate of coronavirus? And deaths compared to the normal flu? Having trouble finding consistent reports. Is it the actual burden of infection or how contagious it is that makes it dangerous? Fucking conflicting information and hysteria everywhere
 

Wigy

There it is...
Wondering when my work is guna close cause Im a bouncer in a really busy club..

Shits guna be tight for money
 

Jynks

some heroes are born, some made, some wondrous
The AFL (Australian Football League) has said that any symptomatic players are banned until a result form a test, but all games will continue and be televised, but just to empty grounds.