One would certainly hope so, but it's hard not to be a little cynical (ok, a lot cynical) as one gets older. With decades of perspective, one can look back and see many examples where the lessons were not learned; from the many banking crises, to the Great Recession, to western wildfires, to 9-11 and the subsequent rounds of whack-a-mole in the middle east. The most likely outcome is that we will throw money at it for a couple of years, there won't be another pandemic for a decade or two, and in the meantime some future administration will cut the funding so they can spend it elsewhere, on the next big thing. Rinse, repeat. Maybe this will be such a defining event that we break the pattern, but our history doesn't make me overly optimistic. I think I need a Snickers.
Check out Mike Yurcich slipping in at #10, partly based on what he did at OSU. They gave him credit for Kyle McCord?
p.s. This was the Kingdome, twenty years ago yesterday.
ppss Today the army started setting up a field hospital in part of the space formerly occupied by the Kingdome.
The army is setting up a field hospital next to the Seahawks stadium. This is the second one in the area.
It's always been that way, pandemics always start at the ports. The Black Death in Europe started in Marseille and Venice. Now days it's airports with international connections.
I think AMC (Atrociously Monstrous Creations?) had a permanent spot on the list for: car-to-be-named-later. They claimed their spot religiously every year.
I'd love to be wrong, but at the rate they're going, by next weekend NY will have as many cases as Italy does today. I hope they don't approach Italy's mortality, but they had 100 die today and will likely be be at multiple hundreds by then. Even here in WA, which has been locked down longer than the rest of the country, had a pretty flat curve until today when we had by far our largest number of new cases. It appears that we are at least a couple of weeks from seeing any improvement.
No smart, well-educated people have believed the earth is flat for many centuries. And Nazis in Antarctica? The British and Norwegians had pretty much covered it long before naziism was even a gleam in Hitler's demented brain. Fun fact, the Buckeyes had been playing football for five years before the first person set foot on that continent.
OK, you guys are really making me feel old today, thanks for that. Trust me, Chernobyl was very big news at the time. Although the Soviet Union was still a thing, and not exactly forthcoming, you can't really keep it a secret when radiation starts falling from the sky all over western Europe. Once they had no other choice, the USSR did allow the news media in to cover the fire fighting, and then the construction of the 'sarcophagus' over the remains. Side note, I had a friend back in the day that was an oncology nurse that treated several of the Hero-of-the-Soviet-Union helicopter pilots that flew over the thing dropping boron and other stuff to try to damp down the radiation. In the years after, they sent them over to Seattle to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Hospital. Those guys knew they were f'd, but they did it anyway. Respect.
The Mariners have a retractable roof, and the Seahawks fans are mostly covered with the field open.
They are pretty consistently one of the best in the state, and have produced a half-dozen or so 4-stars in the past couple years. Tuimoloau is the only one that I've heard mentioned that we're interested in.
I live in the same town as the school, and this is the first I've heard about it.
Well crap, next season was looking to be really special.
Get well soon, Knar.
They had a list in the Seattle paper yesterday. One of the exempt business is marijuana dispensary. SMDH.
This is nothing new, other athletes have run afoul of this in the past. There are plenty of legit charities that he could encourage people to donate to, and next year he can set up his own foundation. Apparently Clemson's compliance dept is more on top of it's game than their PED monitoring dept.
No, that was Bruce Feldman's joke.
Yep. No one connected with the university can contact prospective athletes, and that doesn't mean you have to be on the payroll. Heck, I'm not even allowed to call up any of the local WA kids.
Franklin was #3 - LOL!
Fickell was #5, and Texas Tom was # 32
Good plan. Unless of course it's you and yours that end up laying in the hall, or a conference room somewhere because there's no hospital beds or respirators available.
If they would rather die, they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population
- Ebenezer Scrooge
WA finally got the official "stay home" order this evening.
Your Gov was at least a week late in acting, days behind Ohio. It should have been expected that NY would be a hotspot, especially since NY was one of the first places in the country to have a significant outbreak. I hope not, but I think NY is going to be very bad. After tomorrow, NY will be in 6th place among countries, probably just behind the rest of the US, sans NY.
Dupe. Not sure how that happened.
He hangs over at LRow these days. I see him in the comments occasionally, but nothing like the daily brain-benders that he used to post over here.
This site seems to keep up-to-date, usually updating at that country's e-o-d. The US figures seem to update more often, depending upon the state.