N.C.A.A. Doctors Say Football Is a Bad Idea. But They Aren’t Deciding.
The juxtaposition of Big 12, Southeastern and Atlantic Coast Conference leaders explaining why they were forging ahead with plans to play football this fall while speaking on one of the pandemic’s deadliest days in the United States since May was too much for Dr. Carlos del Rio, an executive associate dean at the Emory University School of Medicine.
“I mean, I feel like the Titanic,” del Rio said on Thursday, the day after those conferences said they would not abandon playing football and other sports in the fall, as the Big Ten and Pac-12 had done earlier in the week. “We have hit the iceberg and we’re trying to make decisions of what time should we have the band play.”
That plea for college administrators — and political leaders and citizens — to take the coronavirus more seriously should carry considerable …continued .
[Source: New York Times]