The TEN: 8/5/2020

(“The TEN” is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in “The TEN”)

1. The Las Vegas Raiders announced that they will play the 2020 season with no fans in their new stadium.

2. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson teamed up with Investment firm Redbird Capital to buy the XFL for $15 million.

3. Angels two-way player Shohei Ohtani will miss the next 4 to 6 weeks with a grade 1-2 strain of the flexor pronator mass.

4. Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson announced that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

5. “Astros fans celebrating their World Series title is like a hiker celebrating making it to the top of Mt. Everest in a helicoptor.” – Gary Sheffield Jr. on Twitter.

6. The St. Louis Cardinals – Detroit Tigers four game series was postponed after 13 members of the Cardinals organization tested positive for the coronavirus. St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina was one of the players that tested positive.

7. Devin Booker’s turnaround jumper as time expired gave the Phoenix Suns a 117-115 win over the Clippers Tuesday.

8. The LA Galaxy are 0-3-2 (W-L-D) this season after being eliminated from the MLS is Back Tournament. LAFC is 2-0-3.

9. Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was removed from the reserve/ COVID-19 list Tuesday and placed on the active roster after a false positive test for the coronavirus.

10. Former New York Knicks center Patrick Ewing turns 58 today.

11 Comments to "The TEN: 8/5/2020"

  1. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    August 10, 2020 - 10:53 pm | Permalink

    Strength in numbers: The Miami Marlins were able to get back into action despite a big coronavirus outbreak on the team because they’ve been able to use 45 players.
    The Marlins have utilized 18 position players and a whopping 27 pitchers so far. As everyone might recall, all of the MLB teams started the regular season with 30-man rosters.
    The Marlins are currently playoff contenders, and they’re also the surprise leaders of the National League East. It looks like the Marlins’ roster depth is quality depth, but it will be interesting to see how long that notion lasts. They’ll have to work overtime because they still have some games to make up.

    The St. Louis Cardinals are now the team that is most in danger of being done for the season. They played only five games before they got shut down due to a virus outbreak on their squad, and they haven’t been able to resume yet.
    The Cardinals are going to have a difficult time making up all of their missed games, and that’s assuming they can even take the field again.

  2. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    August 9, 2020 - 4:06 pm | Permalink

    @ Smelling Reality: My sense is that we might be able to resume fairly normal activity in the L.A. area by October or November, even without effective treatments or a vaccine for COVID-19.
    But, we’ll have to do everything right between now and then. The people of New York City, China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, and most of Europe are living proof that it can be done.
    We have to get the daily number of new cases way down so that we have adequate testing capacity and enough public health workers to quarantine anyone who tests positive and also locate all the people they’ve been in close contact with. (Then, all of them would have to be tested and quarantined if necessary.) Our public health officials in L.A. County can’t do that effectively when they’re getting 1,000 to 2,000 (or even more) new cases in a single day.
    We were doomed to our current semi-hellish existence as soon as the spread of the coronavirus outran the ability of public health departments to conduct contact tracing and enforce quarantines of infected people. That’s what happened to us here in March.
    I believe we’ll have to continue in this largely shutdown mode for at least two more months in order to greatly reduce the number of new cases. And, we’ll most likely have to keep wearing masks and maintain at least some social distance beyond that time.
    We had made substantial progress toward flattening the statistical curve for the coronavirus by late May, but all of our sacrifices up to that point were ruined by the huge spike in cases that began around Memorial Day weekend.
    What we’re experiencing is a classic example of having to go back to Square One and start all over again. That recent spike in cases must have set us back by at least two months, and that might be the optimistic view. We’ve got to get it right this time.

    I feel your pain and everyone else’s. I got furloughed from two jobs because of the pandemic, and I wouldn’t have had any income if it weren’t for my teaching pension. As it is, my income has still been cut by nearly half. I know, this sucks.

  3. Smelling Reality's Gravatar Smelling Reality
    August 9, 2020 - 12:08 pm | Permalink

    Vrooman’s numbers have me scared to death. With that out of the way, let me ask: what if NO CURE is found for COVID? How long do we keep-up this routine before we understand that the hurt of the fix has exceeded the hurt of the disease?

  4. Truth's Gravatar Truth
    August 7, 2020 - 7:56 pm | Permalink

    As long as most of the country goes about their business without masks and attends huge parties like at Sturgis we may as well open the schools,bars,sports arenas,movies I mean everything. Those that are going to die when they get it just get it over with. Why draw it out? If you are over 55 the best years of your life are over anyways. No point going to the hospitals and killing off all the nurses. Stay home. The rest get antibodies and it goes away. I mean no way are Americans going to stop hanging out. If say we reach say 2 million dead that might convince the AARP people to wear masks. Lets Party and play football!!! I’m 26 and invincible.

  5. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    August 7, 2020 - 6:06 pm | Permalink

    MVS fan: I’ve been trying to find answers to your questions over the last couple of days. Information on coronavirus deaths among children and teenagers is difficult to find, and I can’t give you a reason for that.
    This is all I could come up with so far: There were 185 deaths in California among people ages newborn to 24 between the beginning of the pandemic and late June. The current total is likely to be somewhat higher, given the fact that the only data I could find online is six weeks old.

    The L.A. County Department of Public Health has been updating the number of coronavirus cases for all age groups on a daily basis, but not the number of deaths.
    This is the breakdown of cases involving young people in L.A. County, as of yesterday (Aug. 6):
    Ages newborn to 4: 2,886
    Ages 5 to 11: 6,406
    Ages 12 to 17: 8,132

    According to U.S. News & World Report, the CDC today released a report which stated that the COVID-19 hospitalization rate for individuals under the age of 18 is currently eight for every 100,000 in the population. (That ratio is in significant contrast to the adult rate, which is approximately 165 out of every 100,000.)
    U.S. News also quoted the CDC as saying that around one-third of the children who have been hospitalized with the coronavirus had to be treated in intensive care units.

    Thousands of children have been infected by the coronavirus, and a relatively small number have died so far. May those numbers remain low.

  6. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    August 7, 2020 - 9:43 am | Permalink

    @ Anonymous: Yeah, there would be some humor in this if the situation weren’t nearly as grim.

    Coronavirus deaths in the United States are now at around 162,000, a number which represents the biggest death toll from a pandemic here since 1918-19. In comparison, the 1957 flu pandemic took roughly 65,000 American lives.
    COVID-19 is much worse than a common flu strain; the toll would be even higher if not for the mitigation efforts we’ve employed, such as shutting down businesses and schools and wearing face masks.
    Based on the commentary I’ve been hearing, it’s likely that one reason why children haven’t been impacted nearly as much by this disease so far is because the schools were closed so quickly. (Which was a good move, in my opinion.) School-age children and teenagers have been mostly sheltering at home since mid-March.
    It should be noted that coronavirus cases cropped up almost immediately among students and staff members when some schools fully opened in the state of Georgia a few days ago.
    Children are not “almost immune” from the disease, and it has been proven that they can spread it to older people, often asymptomatically.

  7. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    August 6, 2020 - 11:32 pm | Permalink

    The word coronavirus or COVID-19 is such a huge trigger for the loudest dudes in the room. It’s pretty funny actually.

  8. Grim Reaper's Gravatar Grim Reaper
    August 6, 2020 - 5:45 pm | Permalink

    ? by that measure we should close all our schools from November to late march as to avoid a single death from the “regular” Flu.

    The seasonal flu is far more dangerous to children than the Corona virus.

    But we don’t hear people losing their S over the Flu!!?

    Has this got to do with politics, or is it just that the CNN death crawl Covid all the time 24-7 has taken hold? At some point we have to decide how best to go on with our lives rather than destroy the economy and have kids educations go feral. By shutting down the schools we only make educational inequalities worse and further disadvantage the poor.

    We need to figure out how to get our country going that serves all the people. Including kids.

  9. MVS fan's Gravatar MVS fan
    August 5, 2020 - 8:41 pm | Permalink

    Tell me the number of deaths in Cali between the ages of 0 – 17. Then tell me in the US and then the world.

  10. ?'s Gravatar ?
    August 5, 2020 - 5:55 pm | Permalink

    Every school system that opened early this week and had testing has shown positives, needed quarantines, and students and teachers sent home. 3 toddlers died today with no underlying conditions from Covid while Trump and his Chief of Staff were on TV saying children under 10 are basically immune. Fauci or Trump?

  11. RAMS FAN's Gravatar RAMS FAN
    August 5, 2020 - 10:14 am | Permalink

    #4 #6 It would interesting to know if any of these “positive” test “patients” had symptoms or not. A positive test and no symptoms means you have antibodies that are protecting you, right? So that’s a good thing in the development of herd immunity right? So that’s why the head of the CDC says we must open our schools now, right? He says damage being done to our young people by isolating them is worse than the damage that COULD be done by the virus, right? Asking for a friend.

Leave a Reply