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Very depressing not having a sports outlet. After Katrina we still had sports to keep some sanity. Sitting inside most of the day watching TV news is torture. Hopefully everyone here stays healthy during this pandemic.
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I know I'm panicking early, but I'm increasingly worried about the football season. These pandemics usually involve at least two waves. Even if this first wave is behind us by August, which is by no means guaranteed, the next wave could roll in by next fall. In the 1918 pandemic, it was the second wave that killed the most people.


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Very depressing not having a sports outlet. After Katrina we still had sports to keep some sanity. Sitting inside most of the day watching TV news is torture. Hopefully everyone here stays healthy during this pandemic.
Roll Wave!
I know I'm panicking early, but I'm increasingly worried about the football season. These pandemics usually involve at least two waves. Even if this first wave is behind us by August, which is by no means guaranteed, the next wave could roll in by next fall. In the 1918 pandemic, it was the second wave that killed the most people.
Anything possible but the Experts say earliest peak of new cases around April 14
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Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:12 pm

It's up to 114 cases in Louisiana, and that's not even close to accurate. Hopefully, social isolation will help this pass by.

https://www.katc.com/news/national-news ... -louisiana
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https://www.wwltv.com/article/news/heal ... 37f6f2c602

Louisiana closes bars, casinos, and movie theatres, and restaurants are take out only. This will be in place to at least 4/13/2020.
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It's up to 114 cases in Louisiana, and that's not even close to accurate. Hopefully, social isolation will help this pass by.

https://www.katc.com/news/national-news ... -louisiana
The majority is in NOLA due to Mardi Gras and tourism
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Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:42 pm

NBA predicts "best case scenario" would be resuming play in mid June.

There is a distinct possibility we won't have golf or baseball until July, or later. Questioning if football will start on time is well within the realm of possibilities.
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It's up to 114 cases in Louisiana, and that's not even close to accurate. Hopefully, social isolation will help this pass by.

https://www.katc.com/news/national-news ... -louisiana
The majority is in NOLA due to Mardi Gras and tourism
I agree. It could turn out that between tourists from around the country and around the world coming to Mardi Gras, mixing with locals, and then going back home, NOLA could turn out to be the catalyst that made this spread nationwide faster than it otherwise would have. The timing of Mardi Gras was prime for spreading it.
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The majority is in NOLA due to Mardi Gras and tourism
It's a scary thought, but I believe you may be correct. I marched in four parades with the Tulane Band as the "step-back-please" person. I must have high-fived 1000 people, mostly kids (no exaggeration). I'm more than a little anxious...but no symptoms.
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The majority is in NOLA due to Mardi Gras and tourism
It's a scary thought, but I believe you may be correct. I marched in four parades with the Tulane Band as the "step-back-please" person. I must have high-fived 1000 people, mostly kids (no exaggeration). I'm more than a little anxious...but no symptoms.
Good luck. You're more than 14 days out from it so hopefully you're in the clear. Take care.
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Scott Cowen finds a way to make the virus about him. This guy is relentless.

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Scott Cowen finds a way to make the virus about him. This guy is relentless.

Scott Cowen is the epitome of ineffective leadership.
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I could not read the Cowen article (paywall). What is his agenda for dealing with the crisis?
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I could not read the Cowen article (paywall). What is his agenda for dealing with the crisis?
c'mon, we all know SC's agenda..."Padding his bank account' ... I still want an independent accounting of the FEMA $$$$....way too much unaccounted for in my opinion
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I could not read the Cowen article (paywall). What is his agenda for dealing with the crisis?
I would not be shocked if he gets a percentage of all that subscribe to read his POS article. For that reason alone, I'm not subscribing to anything that has to do with SC Circle Jerk.
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Very soon, this virus will be compared to "The Rockin' Pneumonia & The Boggie Woggie Flu "
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Scott Cowen finds a way to make the virus about him. This guy is relentless.

Scott Cowen is the epitome of ineffective leadership.
+1,000,000. Cowen just searches the landscape looking for a camera to get his ugly ass face in front of. He thinks he's an expert on any topic, when in fact he's a buffoon on everything.
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I've been wondering for a number of years what's going to be the spark that flips the switch on University education? It's been going crazy cost wise (Tulane is now over $70k/year for room, board and tuition) and there's been no shortage of predictions that by the end of this century colleges will not have classes in classrooms. Perhaps this is the ignition for that change?

Regardless of how quickly or drawn out this affects our country, I think we're going to learn that the old model for "higher education" CAN be replaced. We need to take a serious look at how we deliver (and what the cost is) a college education. This has been coming for years, and if it doesn't happen now, it's only a matter of time before a huge transformation takes place in our education system, from grade schools to Universities. The technology is there, the resistance to such sweeping reforms will take time to overcome. It may or may not happen in my lifetime, but it surely will happen (though not necessarily before they get to college) during my children's lifetime.
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I've been wondering for a number of years what's going to be the spark that flips the switch on University education? It's been going crazy cost wise (Tulane is now over $70k/year for room, board and tuition) and there's been no shortage of predictions that by the end of this century colleges will not have classes in classrooms. Perhaps this is the ignition for that change?

Regardless of how quickly or drawn out this affects our country, I think we're going to learn that the old model for "higher education" CAN be replaced. We need to take a serious look at how we deliver (and what the cost is) a college education. This has been coming for years, and if it doesn't happen now, it's only a matter of time before a huge transformation takes place in our education system, from grade schools to Universities. The technology is there, the resistance to such sweeping reforms will take time to overcome. It may or may not happen in my lifetime, but it surely will happen (though not necessarily before they get to college) during my children's lifetime.
The issue is that there are plenty of universities that currently offer complete an extensive amount online degrees at a high price point (but a marginally cheaper rate than they offer traditional out of state students) - Penn State, Rutgers, University of Maryland, Arizona State, etc., and therefore that access is already there.

For Tulane specifically, (1) no one chooses Tulane because it was one of their cheapest options unless they only applied to a handful expensive private schools and Tulane was a "safety" school, (2) Tulane's tuition has to stay in line with its' peers, or it will otherwise appear out of place among those schools (i.e. Tulane shouldn't be significantly cheaper than Wake Forest, Syracuse, SMU, Miami, Case Western, Carnegie Mellon, etc.), (3) Tulane has rebranded itself in an effort to insulate itself into an institution that would be worth that price in the event that those changes occur in the market. (3) is still a work in progress, but the acceptance rate falling below 15% and record applications certainly indicate that what Tulane is doing is working for the time being.
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96 hours ago there was one case of COVID in Louisiana. Now there are 77. Assuming there is adequate testing to confirm the number of infected cases, at this rate by Wednesday there should be over 200.
The previous post was from Saturday morning. That seems like such a long time ago. This morning we have 347 known cases in Louisiana and 231 in Orleans Parish (9:30 AM). The rate of increase has slightly decreased but the exponential curve upward is still sharp. Hoping everyone is well, making good decisions for their families and staying safe.

The only segue I have from that somber statement to sports is this: The covid outbreak is certainly going to knock the living hell out of early season ticket sales and renewals for Wave football.
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Where I live, in Fairfield County, CT, it's a hotbed for the virus. We've have about 70% of the cases in the state. Part of that may be due to more people getting tested, I don't know. We've had our first two deaths in the last 24 hours, both elderly folks. But it certainly has had an affect on the population taking this more seriously. Hell, my buddies are against playing our Thursday night poker game tonight.
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Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:12 am

Drug therapy soon. Drugs already approved for other disease seemed to work on this virus. The FDA can fast track use for Coronavirus and it can be used successfully as Coronavirus treatment. The testing will cause alarm again as the numbers grow but this is fully expected. Right now a sample of 100 tested around 10-11 people are coming in positive.
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He seems to be doing ok- no fever or cough. Hope it stays that way for him:

https://www.nola.com/news/coronavirus/a ... 2bee0.html
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He seems to be doing ok- no fever or cough. Hope it stays that way for him:

https://www.nola.com/news/coronavirus/a ... 2bee0.html
I hope it stays that way, as he's a good coach and a great man. In the next few days, unfortunately, it's going to be less about individuals than it is about numbers. I wish I could be tested.
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