A provocative story from @louisahthomas on if college football (and sports generally) are making the pandemic worse.
"The approach that we have taken to college football likely reflects our broader failure to grasp what it takes to shut down the virus." https://www.newyorker.com/sports/sporting-scene/is-college-football-making-the-pandemic-worse
I do find this a fascinating subject, especially on a day when college basketball season opens, and about 150 men's games (women's, too) are scheduled (w/dozens canceled), meaning 150 teams are traveling the day before Thanksgiving as all other Americans are told not to do that.
It's about the signal it sends. If they can do this, why can't I do that? I even question the use of fake fan noise on broadcasts from empty stadiums; maybe it would be good for fans at home to experience, viscerally, how abnormal this is. Are sports numbing us to the pandemic?
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