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I think the meet has a high probability of being cancelled. If the number of cases in Pennsylvania dramatically increase then it's very likely that the governor will follow the lead of other governors who've already declared a ban on large gatherings in their states and do likewise in Pennsylvania.
If that does happen could "this elimination of Spring York" then become a litmus test for making York a once a year only event in the future?
 

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I think the meet has a high probability of being cancelled. If the number of cases in Pennsylvania dramatically increase then it's very likely that the governor will follow the lead of other governors who've already declared a ban on large gatherings in their states and do likewise in Pennsylvania.
If that does happen could "this elimination of Spring York" then become a litmus test for making York a once a year only event in the future?
He was already instrumental in canceling the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society next week in Philadelphia.

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I wonder how many more threads will will have on this subject?

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Hell yes, EVERYTHING else is closing.

WE ARE ALL DOOMED!
 

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Eastern Division sent a message that if the situation warrants, they will cancel the meet. The decision will be made by the first week in April, and ED will continue to monitor.
 

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I wonder how many more threads will will have on this subject?

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Hell yes, EVERYTHING else is closing.

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Beck is predicting the virus will be on the rise in the USA for the next 7 months then will taper off. So to answer your question, I guess there will be more threads on the consequences of the Cornavirus over the same period.

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I did see a short article on a preliminary paper that suggested it has latitude and temperature preferences and that if you looked at the east-west track, this somewhat lined up -- and therefore perhaps a bit of seasonable effect might come into play. we can hope at least.
 

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100 percent it will be cancled. A bunch of older guys and kids at a large gathering. No doubts in my mind. Plan accordingly.
 

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Many German trains shows are being cancelled too.

On traXS! 2020 in Utrecht, Faszination Modellbahn in Mannheim, and Internationale Spur 0 Tage in Giessen, are just three that I know of so far.
 

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It's funny what a difference a week makes. We just had the Rocky Mountain Train Show last weekend, and I didn't hear anyone talking about any concerns, nobody seemed to be taking any precautions, it was all business-as-usual.
 

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i should have copied the york post form the other site.
but in a nut shell.
"the york board will make a decision the first week of april"

kind of late but things might change.
 

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I find it hard to imagine that things will get better in two weeks, so I'm pretty much counting on it being cancelled. I can't imagine the wisdom of putting that many old folks in one venue, many with other significant health issues. They are likely to wipe out half the attendees if the Meet goes on.
 

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It appears in some or many instances that just a tiny bit of close contact, and you get a hop from an infected person to the uninfected. For example I read that a child in boston that got an autograph from the hapless nba player who tested positive -- is also now positive. But, there's little real evidence the infection was active at the the time in either... Still, one unknowingly sick vendor, one popular booth... you get the idea.
 

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The train show scheduled for the first weekend in April in Ralston, Nebraska has been cancelled as well. Lincoln Public Schools have shut down for the next week, the University of Nebraska has cancelled classes for at least two weeks, the Governor has stated that closing all schools for 6-8 weeks is not off the table, toilet paper and hand sanitizer are getting scarce, pigs are staring to fly, there are increasing reports of sightings of little green men and Elvis, etc.
WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!! :eek::eek::eek:
 

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WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!! <img src="http://www.modeltrainforum.com/images/smilies/eek.gif" border="0" alt="" title="EEK!" class="inlineimg" /><img src="http://www.modeltrainforum.com/images/smilies/eek.gif" border="0" alt="" title="EEK!" class="inlineimg" /><img src="http://www.modeltrainforum.com/images/smilies/eek.gif" border="0" alt="" title="EEK!" class="inlineimg" />
Yes, we are, but hopefully not anytime soon.
 
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