Big East is currently the only conf to still be playing their championship. They'll obviously cancel as well.
NHL soon to announce they're shutting down as well.
Glad I don't like big crowds to begin with, sounds like a perfect Sunday to go to camp after a few AM turns.
The Major Soccer League has also suspended games. Looks like the NHL and MLB activities are on hold as well.
Just as well I wasn't paying attention to the Tar Heels this season. My husband recorded their second game with Duke. He's a Dookie by choice after moving to NC. We usually watch in separate rooms. :-)
Must admit I'm astonished to find that there was a death in South Dakota of an elderly man attributed to COVID-19. The city of Sioux Falls declared a state of emergency in order to stem the tide by limiting gatherings and so on. There are now 8 known cases. A man who had traveled out of state recently is the first case to be detected in North Dakota.
Maine has also started detecting cases.
That leaves ID, MT, WV, and AL as the only states not yet reporting a case of COVID-19. Given the spread in WA and OR, have to think that someone in ID has it. AL and WV have been slow to start testing, but started this week.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - CORONAVIRUS
Last evening dining out with friends, one of their uncles, who's graduated with a master's degree and who worked in Shenzhen Hospital (Guangdong Province, China) sent him the following notes on Coronavirus for guidance:
1. If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have a common cold
2. Coronavirus pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose.
3. This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by a temperature of just 26/27 C degrees. It hates the sun.
4. If someone sneezes with it, it travels about 10 feet before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne.
5. If it drops on a metal surface it will live for at least 12 hours - so if you come into contact with any metal surface - wash your hands as soon as you can with an antibacterial soap.
6. On fabric it can survive for 6-12 hours. normal laundry detergent will kill it.
7. Drinking warm water is effective for all viruses. Try not to drink liquids with ice.
8. Wash your hands frequently as the virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 minutes, but - a lot can happen during that time - you can rub your eyes, pick your nose unwittingly and so on.
9. You should also gargle as a prevention. A simple solution of salt in warm water will suffice.
10. Can't emphasize enough - drink plenty of water!
1. It will first infect the throat, so you'll have a sore throat lasting 3/4 days
2. The virus then blends into a nasal fluid that enters the trachea and then the lungs, causing pneumonia. This takes about 5/6 days further.
3. With the pneumonia comes high fever and difficulty in breathing.
4. The nasal congestion is not like the normal kind. You feel like you're drowning. It's imperative you then seek immediate attention.
SPREAD THE WORD - PLEASE SHARE."