On Thursday morning, the SEC announced it will cancel the 2020 Men’s Basketball Tournament over concerns about the spread of COVID-19.
ALERT: Based on the latest developments and the continued spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Southeastern Conference today announced the cancellation of the remainder of the 2020 Men’s Basketball Tournament in Nashville.— Southeastern Conference (@SEC) March 12, 2020
No. 10-seeded Missouri was scheduled to play Texas A&M on Thursday night. We even ran a preview (in which we acknowledged this possibility.)
The decision ends the 2019-2020 basketball season for the Missouri Tigers, who will finish 15-16 in Cuonzo Martin’s third year as head coach.
Overall, this is the right call to make. Even with no fans there is still a lot of person to person interaction and we don’t really have a clear idea of how pervasive this illness has gotten at this stage. Mainly because we aren’t testing everyone we should be testing.
I’m sure the fact there is a sharp drop in the number of people tested is no big deal. pic.twitter.com/XRIC6hgoc2— Sam Snelling (@SamTSnelling) March 12, 2020
If you are looking for the best write up (that I’ve read anyway) on WHY this is important/happening/etc, this is a good place to start:
Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now
Politicians, Community Leaders and Business Leaders: What Should You Do and When?
With everything that’s happening about the Coronavirus, it might be very hard to make a decision of what to do today. Should you wait for more information? Do something today? What?
Here’s what I’m going to cover in this article, with lots of charts, data and models with plenty of sources:
How many cases of coronavirus will there be in your area?
What will happen when these cases materialize?
What should you do?
When you’re done reading the article, this is what you’ll take away:
The coronavirus is coming to you.
It’s coming at an exponential speed: gradually, and then suddenly.
It’s a matter of days. Maybe a week or two.
When it does, your healthcare system will be overwhelmed.
Your fellow citizens will be treated in the hallways.
Exhausted healthcare workers will break down. Some will die.
They will have to decide which patient gets the oxygen and which one dies.
The only way to prevent this is social distancing today. Not tomorrow. Today.
That means keeping as many people home as possible, starting now.
We will continue to monitor this story and keep you posted with any further updates.