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Pac-12 athletics are back, but not yet at Stanford

Original post made on Oct 1, 2020

Although the Pac-12 Conference will allow college athletics to resume in November, sports remain on hold at Stanford under local public health rules that doesn't yet allow practices and competitions.

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Posted by Smart choices
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on Oct 1, 2020 at 3:51 pm

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Santa Clara County should carefully consider whether to proceed. Of course, Stanford wants the money and the football players don’t want to miss their season, but there are many reasons to be hesitant. The nature of football doesn’t permit public health safety protocols to be followed. The largest contact tracing study of coronavirus in the world (for a region in India, conducted by a professor with joint appointments at Princeton and an Indian university) was just released and finds that 20-45 year olds are responsible for most of the spread. Playing football is not an essential activity. Given that we are headed into flu season and Gov Newsom is pointing to some warning signs indicating upcoming increases in coronavirus in California (as national health experts are saying the same thing regarding the nation), it seems just as crazy to have Stanford play football as it would be to open Disneyland.

Posted by Free the people
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Oct 1, 2020 at 7:22 pm

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And yet, Sara Cody had no problem allowing the 49ers to practice and play. And this was when the county was in the purple group.
The state has released guidelines for college football to proceed.
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I know Cody wants to maintain her stranglehold on the county, but a person that has not missed a big paycheck all these months should not be dictating to county residents.

And take note that San Jose State has told the county health what they think of their demands- they are moving to Humboldt county to practice.

Posted by Trump tests positive
a resident of Slater
on Oct 2, 2020 at 12:04 am

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Must be, as Trump says, FAKE NEWS.