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    Pro golpher pulls out of Olympics ...nobody gives a shit

    Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/29/sp...pics.html?_r=0

    Jason Day, the No. 1-ranked golfer in the world, became the latest player to pull out of the Olympics because of concern over the Zika virus.

    “The reason for my decision is my concerns about the possible transmission of the Zika virus and the potential risks that it may present to my wife’s future pregnancies and to future members of our family,” he said in a statement.

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    Re: Pro golpher pulls out of Olympics - nobody gives a shit

    My only questions are, when did golf become an Olympic sport and if that's the case, why isn't just breathing air an Olympic sport too?

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    Re: Pro golpher pulls out of Olympics ...nobody gives a shit

    sounds like mosquito swatting should be a sport as well

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    Re: Pro golpher pulls out of Olympics ...nobody gives a shit

    Heard on the news this morning it is returning this summer.
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    Re: Pro golpher pulls out of Olympics ...nobody gives a shit

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but if an adult contacts Zika you get flu-like symptoms for a few days and then it's over right? I mean, you obviously don't want to impregnate your wife immediately after, but it's not all that difficult to plan your life around that. Seems kind of lame to skip the olympics with such a lame excuse, but if he doesn't want to compete all the better to leave it to someone else.
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    Re: Pro golpher pulls out of Olympics ...nobody gives a shit

    Quote Originally Posted by pdexta View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but if an adult contacts Zika you get flu-like symptoms for a few days and then it's over right? I mean, you obviously don't want to impregnate your wife immediately after, but it's not all that difficult to plan your life around that. Seems kind of lame to skip the olympics with such a lame excuse, but if he doesn't want to compete all the better to leave it to someone else.
    Not sure of long term affect of virus and could be the type like chicken pox virus which gets you when you are a kid and comes back 50 years later as shingles. It could remain dormant in your body permanently and could strike again. Don't know enough about it though and this guy just might be playing it safe.
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    The problem comes 3 to 4 months after the flu symptoms are over. The virus is viable in the blood stream and in semen which is transmitted to the woman and if she becomes pregnant it is passed on to the fetus which then can cause slow development of the fetus brain and damage. nasty virus.
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