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The U.S. Open Descends Into
Pandemic Precaution Chaos

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 9/6/2020 9:19:59 AM

For two weeks, all seemed well with the plan to hold the United States Open in New York just a few months after the city had become the epicenter for the coronavirus in the Western world. (Snip) Organizers thought they had all the bases covered. Then, two days before the U.S. Open, Benoît Paire of France, a 31-year-old veteran known for his smooth strokes and his stylishly bushy beard, tested positive for the coronavirus. The series of events that has ensued, including revisions to the protocols, disgruntled players confined to their hotel rooms, and contradictory rulings from different public health

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NY authorities have wrecked the tournament. But they seem to be good at wrecking things.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: bpl40 9/6/2020 10:24:47 AM (No. 533053)
When I saw the "New York tough" signs on the bleachers I knew the rest of the story.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Smoolie 9/6/2020 10:41:37 AM (No. 533068)
If the Dems think they can put the Covid genie back in the bottle after a Biden win, they are mistaken. The people who are so scared that they wear masks while in their car alone, or walking in the open air with no one around, are not going to believe the virus is magically gone on Nov 4th. The businesses closed and out of business are not coming back. Nor are those jobs or tax revenue. Also the politicians are addicted to the power they have gained, and will not willingly give it back. A tennis tournament"s rules changing day by day? This is just the start.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Kate318 9/6/2020 10:58:05 AM (No. 533089)
Who knew that public health departments were as useless, incompetent and tyrannical as the EPA?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: TJ54 9/6/2020 11:12:26 AM (No. 533104)
Why link to New York Slimes articles? They are predictable fake news
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Reply 5 - Posted by: red1066 9/6/2020 11:29:08 AM (No. 533121)
There's only one U.S. Open in my mind, and that's golf's U.S. Open.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: bad-hair 9/6/2020 1:12:34 PM (No. 533213)
I wouldn't give the NYT a click even at gunpoint. And TENNIS ??? Go hit your silly ball.
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