Inside the MLS bubble: What players, teams can expect in Orlando ...
The bubble for the MLS Is Back Tournament is now officially in place, and while it is located on the grounds of Walt Disney World, it bears a closer resemblance to "Hotel California" as referenced by the Eagles. You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave. It's why Philadelphia Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya wasn't too far off when he referred to the tournament, being held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World, as a "luxury prison."
In the event that a member of the league's entourage (including players, referees, club staff and league personnel) exits the bubble without authorization and attempts to reenter, that person will be subject to "enhanced testing" and a period in quarantine of 10 days. Players and staff must have written permission to leave the resort grounds, except in the case of a medical emergency.
While speaking to BBC about the MLS is Back Tournament, Jonathan Mensah revealed that his team has been in the bubble for over a week now and so far 'it's been okay'. The 29-year-old further added that players need to be isolated from the other teams in the MLS is Back tournament as nobody is allowed to meet friends from different teams that are on separate floors.
Meals for MLS players at the Walt Disney World bubble ...
The NBA won’t be the only sports league to hold its season restart at the Walt Disney World bubble in Orlando this summer. In fact, MLS teams are already arriving [at] their accommodations at the Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort ahead of the MLS is Back Tournament. And players are already voicing concerns about the food.
How the bubble leagues are getting it right and what we on the outside can learn ...
As baseball continues to wobble across the high wire and the NFL begins climbing up the same ladder, the NBA, NHL and MLS situations have all stabilized. Their waters are calm, at least for now.
The bubbles are working.
The NBA announced no new positive COVID-19 tests among its players again last week, the second such week with no new confirmed cases. There are about 1,500 people within the NBA’s bubble, but the league is only confirming test results of its players. The last time the league announced a confirmed positive test was July 13.
Similarly, the NHL announced no new confirmed positive tests among its 800 players last week. The NHL’s last confirmed positive player test occurred on or before July 17.
MLS, like the NBA, is housing its bubble in Florida, which has endured COVID-19 spikes in recent weeks. Yet MLS has not had a confirmed positive test among its players since July 13.
Indian cricket board gears up to provide safety bubble to around 2,000 people, including cricket’s biggest stars, in the UAE
Baseball decided to play its season with teams outside of a so-called bubble. That plan started leaking oil before opening day. The NBA, WNBA NHL, MLS and NWSL all had or will have bubbles of some kind. The soccer tournaments had some initial outbreaks but, otherwise, the bubble leagues have played on without much issue.
MLB had to see this coming. European soccer and Korean baseball were successfully operating without bubbles before baseball started back up. But experts have said all along that the feasibility of sports during the pandemic depends on the context of where they are played.
He ate, played and learned like any other kid. But David Vetter’s life unfolded in a series of unusual environments: plastic, bubblelike enclosures that protected him from germs. He had severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), and even a seemingly harmless germ could kill him.
The subject of pop culture scrutiny and medical fascination, David was called “the boy in the bubble” by the media.
Siehe auch: filter bubble - die Filterblase
You probably have a Covid-19 "bubble" and don't know it. It could be your group of close friends, your extended family members, your neighbors or even your co-workers.
A "bubble" is an unofficial term used to describe the cluster of people outside your household with whom you feel comfortable spending time during the pandemic.
The idea is that you can extend your home "bubble" to select people, so you can have more in-person social interactions beyond your household, while still potentially limiting the risk of Covid-19 transmission. It doesn't mean that you go out and resume contact with everyone you know, but rather you commit to only hanging out with certain individuals.
In New Zealand and parts of the United Kingdom, "bubbles" are encouraged.
From one minute past midnight on Saturday 13 June, two separate households in England will be allowed to join together in a “support bubble” under certain conditions.
They won’t need to follow the two-metre rule - meaning they can hug, kiss, share childcare and meals, hang out indoors, stay the night and even have sex for the first time since March 23. ...
One of the two households in each bubble must be a “single-adult household”.
This means either a person who lives alone, or a single parent who lives with children under 18.
The other household they are joining with can be of any size, and can have more than one adult in it.
However, in total each bubble must only consist of two households - and each household must keep the arrangement “exclusive”.
That means a person living alone cannot form multiple bubbles with multiple households. Likewise, a family cannot form multiple bubbles with more than one lonely relative.
Forming a COVID-19 social bubble, also known as a pod, or a "quaranteam," is a huge topic of conversation as we try to stay safe while simultaneously doing more.
"Caution fatigue or quarantine fatigue is real, so bubbles take into account what is reasonable, feasible and sustainable," explained Melissa Hawkins, an epidemiologist at American University. "Social bubbles are a middle-ground approach that expands social interaction and contains risk by limiting exposure."
It's a simple concept in theory. You agree to only have contact with a small group of others and practice social distancing with everyone else.
"The idea is to break transmission chains in the population, so that nobody within the bubble gets infected, or, importantly, if somebody within the bubble is infected the disease does not travel into the wider population," said Per Block, a research lecturer in Oxford’s sociology department, who published a study this month about the effect social bubbles have on flattening the curve.
( https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-020-0898-6 )
In practice, social bubbles are complicated, experts say, and involve intimate and ongoing communication between bubble members.
As new daily cases of COVID-19 continue to decline in Ontario, the Ford government is allowing people anywhere in the province to build "social circles" of up to 10 people that can include family and friends.
For the time being, a person can only be a part of one circle, in order to limit contact while still allowing individuals to see more of their family members or close contacts. Other provinces have referred to this as expanding social "bubbles," but the concept is essentially the same.
In recent weeks, many parents have realized the agonizing truth about school this fall: If it happens in person, it might not feel safe. And if it happens remotely, it will be inadequate, isolating and unable to provide the child care many working parents need. Desperate for a better solution, parents around the country have started organizing “pandemic pods,” or home schooling pods, for the fall, in which groups of three to 10 students learn together in homes under the tutelage of the children’s parents or a hired teacher.
These pods could provide families with a schooling option that feels safe — yet also allows kids to have fun and build social skills. And, depending on how the pods are set up, they may offer parents a break. But given that pods can be pricey, complicated to organize and self-selecting, they are likely to be most popular among families of privilege, experts say, and may worsen educational inequality.
With COVID-19 limiting K-12 students to remote learning this fall, a number of Bay Area parents are scrambling to form learning “pods” so their children can have time with peers in small groups and a teacher, tutor or parent can guide them through the online curriculum. For working parents, pods also offer desperately needed childcare. But the pod concept is fraught with issues.
The "Pandemic Pods" group, which aims to help with childcare and schooling needs, grew to more than 30,000 members within three weeks, as areas across the US were hit by Covid-19 spikes and more schools decided to stay shut.
"Families were left scrabbling for solutions," says Ms Chang. "Most parents have to work, and most jobs are not compatible with home-schooling".
And it's not just Facebook parents are turning to. Matchmaking apps and websites have sprung up offering to help parents connect with other families to form "safe" learning pods, or match them with teachers who can give online lessons, dubbed "zutors" (zoom tutors) by one matchmaking service.
Sorry, again, that this section doesn't have a separate field for examples, but hope you can skim down and bear with me.
My question basically was, Do German-speaking countries have parallels to these practices, and/or parallels to the words themselves?
For example, today on the Spanish-language transmission of the Europa League (which is all we can get, now that the rights were sold to a cable channel not included in most standard packages), the commentators were talking about the MLS encampment at a Florida resort, which has been imitated by other US sports leagues, and wondering if the German media used a term like 'burbuja' (= bubble) for tournaments like the Europa League that are taking place, if not in a sealed environment, at least in a geographically restricted one.
I would also be curious whether any of you are now practicing bubbles or pods with a small group of friends or family. We have heard here that several friends have had a real family meeting for a special occasion like a birthday, or even an event like a private bridge game with another senior couple who have stayed in strict isolation for months.
But reports are now also beginning to emerge that, in the areas where community transmission is still high or has resurged, many contacts have been traced to exactly this kind of 'small-group' gathering, where people mistakenly thought, Oh, it's just a birthday / just a funeral / just our family, and infection has taken place even outdoors.
What about the workplace? Do you have quaranteams, and are they being carefully segregated? Are people still having problems with co-workers not wearing masks? What about schools?
Maybe this thread is more suited for language and translation comments, and personal anecdotes might be better placed in the coronavirus thread.
In any case, thanks in advance for your thoughts. (-: