Mens Tennis Forums banner

1 - 18 of 18 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,529 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
From 1000 new positive tests a day last week, to 4000 daily this week and even 9000 yesterday....

School beginning last Tuesday can be part of the problem with already 22 schools closed because of clusters.

Is this can threaten French Open next month ?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,916 Posts
The Tour de France is happening without any problem, so will RG.
The only thing that might happen is reducing the number of spectators.
Life has to go on. Many cases: yes, but almost nobody is going to the hospital...it is has nothing to be compared with the situation in March or April
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,529 Posts
Discussion Starter #3 (Edited)
The Tour de France is happening without any problem, so will RG.
The only thing that might happen is reducing the number of spectators.
Life has to go on. Many cases: yes, but almost nobody is going to the hospital...it is has nothing to be compared with the situation in March or April
French Open start is one month AFTER Tour de France start.

They started Tour de France with less than 1000 cases a day and it is difficult to stop it now.

You are partly right people entering Hospital is just slightly increasing according to France Santé Publique, because most new cases are young adults but at some point those people can contaminate older ones....

Imagine cases keep on increasing exponentially like it happens now and guess how we will be end of September.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,916 Posts
French Open start is one month AFTER Tour de France start.

They started Tour de France with less than 1000 cases a day and it is difficult to stop it now.

You are partly right people entering Hospital is just slightly increasing according to France Santé Publique, because most new cases are young adults but at some point those people can contaminate older ones....

Imagine cases keep on increasing exponentially like it happens now and guess how we will be end of September.
Right, there is one month difference, even if the qualies of RG start the next day after the end of the Tour, but if you look at the situation, it is in a way easier to put all the players in a bubble as they will only be allowed to go to RG and be forbidden to walk in Paris for instance. So they will only live between their hotels and RG site with private and secured cars from the organisation. For the tour, teams are changing from one hotel to the other. Cases are increasing, yes but we had the same in Belgium from Mid July until Mid August but since then, it is decreasing again. The difference is that we took measures before France, like wearing the mask in the streets of Brussels, etc...In Paris, they started this measure really recently. Maybe in 2 weeks, cases will go down a bit again. Anyway, I think that we are in a very different situation than in March and April when too many people were going to the hospital and now with strict measures, we are able to organise some big events and RG really needs to be organised like the US Open. I am not worried at all right now.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,700 Posts
OP, you tell us.

Aren't you living in France/Paris? With respect to RG, what is the talk locally?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,008 Posts
Cases start spreading with younger people first, hence the few hospitalisations.

But of course, it will not stay that way, as we clearly could see in the US. Sooner or later, the virus will spread to the more vunerable population.

That the FO wants to hold a tournament with crowd in Paris can only be considered a sick joke to humanity.

Cases in New York are rising, too, btw. They had 1'245 cases yesterday.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
16,835 Posts
OP is living in France, but shitting his pants. Hope this rhymes with a US pronounciation.

Nothing to see here, Roland Garros will go ahead as scheduled.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17,629 Posts
RG can take place, but players will have to adhere to the strictest of protocols in order for it to be safe and coronavirus-free. The NBA resumed in Orlando, which was considered one of the most dire places in the world at the time.

But since RG officials considered having fans at the event, it just tells me that this could just end up being an international disaster.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,916 Posts
RG can take place, but players will have to adhere to the strictest of protocols in order for it to be safe and coronavirus-free. The NBA resumed in Orlando, which was considered one of the most dire places in the world at the time.

But since RG officials considered having fans at the event, it just tells me that this could just end up being an international disaster.
Spectators will be limited and will have to wear a mask. Selfies and autograph are forbidden. A limited crowd won't be a problem as they will never be in touch with the players.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,040 Posts
OP is in Nimes i believe not Paris
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,381 Posts
It's mostly young people, so situation is under control right now. Hospitalization hasn't been rising.

I would expect bigger increase when flu season starts ( late October - early November).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
492 Posts
From 1000 new positive tests a day last week, to 4000 daily this week and even 9000 yesterday....

School beginning last Tuesday can be part of the problem with already 22 schools closed because of clusters.

Is this can threaten French Open next month ?
How many were tested each week? Without knowing the number of tests the number of positive tests by itself is meaningless.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,700 Posts
RG can take place, but players will have to adhere to the strictest of protocols in order for it to be safe and coronavirus-free. The NBA resumed in Orlando, which was considered one of the most dire places in the world at the time.

But since RG officials considered having fans at the event, it just tells me that this could just end up being an international disaster.
Not just the players, the crowds too, if the event will go on with the crowds, as originally planned. Follow the rules that the organizers ask them to follow.

To answer the question, the event will happen since a lot of investment and planning is already put into the event. They won't back down now, especially after the events in New York have been a great success.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
960 Posts
It'll be interesting to see how all those players who refused to play the US Open due to the "situation" in the US are going to somehow justify playing RG with spectators when France is literally having a second wave of infections right now...

Sure, the death statistics are still really low. But in New York the death rate has also been consistently low for several months, and is currently at about 10 deaths per day, similar to France. Yet that didn't stop some people from acting as if players were risking their lives and walking into the apocalypse by going to New York.
 
1 - 18 of 18 Posts
Top