March 13th - COVID 19

We're doing just one big story for today to get you updated on at least some of the big things happening due to COVID 19
The nation is tightening its belt and putting on its hard hat in the face of this disease. The president has banned travel to 26 different European countries. The NBA has suspended its season. The NCAA has cancelled the Division 1 Basketball tournament. Several conferences, including the ACC and SEC, have cancelled their tournaments. The MLB is pushing back the start of the season and canceling spring training. The NHL has suspended it's season. The Cochella music festival has been postponed. Schools across the nation are temporarily closing. Colleges are moving to online classes.

This is nowhere near an exhaustive list. Individual local events and policies are changing regularly.

I'm not suggesting panic. This is not the apocalypse. But this disease is something that needs to be taken seriously. The mortality rate is estimated to be somewhere between 1 and 4%, which may seem low to some of you, but remember that there are 300 million people in the United States. Reducing the spread of the disease decreases the strain on the healthcare system by spreading out the usage of limited resources and labor, which will save lives.


CNN, BuzzFeed, NY Times, CBS, CNBC, CNBC, Worldometers

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