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Sun Apr 19, 2020, 08:58 AM

Health Officials Recommended Canceling Events with 10-50 People. Then 33,000 Fans Attended MLS Game

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Source: ProPublica

On March 6, at 2:43 p.m., the health officer for Public Health — Seattle & King County, the hardest-hit region in the first state to be slammed by COVID-19, sent an email to a half-dozen colleagues, saying, “I want to cancel large group gatherings now.”

The county’s numbers — 10 known deaths and nearly 60 confirmed cases as of late morning — were bad and getting worse. Many local events had already been called off for fear of spreading the coronavirus. Oyster Fest. The Puget Sound Puppetry Festival. A Women’s Day speaker series at the Gates Foundation. King County had ordered a stop to in-person government meetings unless they were considered essential.

The health officer, Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, was to the Seattle area what Anthony Fauci would become for the country, the doctor at the microphone, dispensing guidance. Under Washington law, Duchin also had authority to make his wish an order.

Duchin sent his email 28 hours before the Seattle Sounders, defending MLS champions and one of the league’s biggest draws, were to host a match at CenturyLink Field. No event in the coming days would generate a gathering to compare. The game would draw people from across the Puget Sound area, and maybe beyond.

Read more: https://www.propublica.org/article/health-officials-recommended-canceling-events-with-10-50-people-then-33000-fans-attended-a-major-league-soccer-game



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Response to jayschool2013 (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 09:16 AM

1. "The governor declared a state of emergency on Feb. 29, the King County executive on March 1"

In Washington, community spread had been recognized at least a week before the Sounders match. The governor declared a state of emergency on Feb. 29, the King County executive on March 1.


The Sounders game was March 7.

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Response to jayschool2013 (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 09:41 AM

2. I thought even before then the MSL had cancelled the season...maybe not

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Response to Bengus81 (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 09:48 AM

3. The season was postponed on March 12

Five days after Sounders game.

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Response to jayschool2013 (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 09:55 AM

4. March 6 is Latest Breaking News?

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 10:47 AM

6. Story was PUBLISHED TODAY, so yes, breaking news

by Ken Armstrong, ProPublica, and David Gutman and Lewis Kamb, The Seattle Times April 19, 5 a.m. EDT

Email that ProPublica uncovered was from March 6. Game was played March 7. ProPublica and Seattle Times requested emails after that. As with most public records requests, it took at least a few days for the reporters to receive the emails, and another few days to analyze and write the story, which was published as BREAKING NEWS at 5 a.m. ET TODAY!

Thanks your concern. You can click on the link to read the story. ProPublica is free.

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Response to jayschool2013 (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 10:16 AM

5. the atalanta-valencia soccer match in bergamo is blamed for italy and spain's high numbers

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Response to unblock (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 11:28 AM

10. Thanks for the link. What a disaster that one match proved to be. nt

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Response to jayschool2013 (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 10:50 AM

7. Deep within the story is this: Vince McMahon, started the XFL..Who is he?

....A Republican billionaire who started the XFL. He is on Trump's committee to solve "economic problems" Look it up if you don't believe me...I also suspect, although I do not know, that Vince has contributed lots of money to Trump and the Republican Party..Just a hunch of course.

..Was Vince part of the group that wanted the game played?...I don't know, but it was a major game with lots of people and my guess is that he did indeed want the game played. What do you think?

Again deep within the story is this sentence:........

The XFL, a fledgling football league created by pro wrestling chief Vince McMahon, pushed for straightforward, direct disclosure.

You would have to read about half of a long story to see that sentence. Also, I do not know at all if Vince wanted the game played or wanted it cancelled....But there was a big crowd, lots of money was to be made.& the rest is history. And yes, the game was played with 33,000 attending.

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 11:10 AM

8. Thank you for posting. I nearly choked when Reading the art idle and seeing that.

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 04:10 PM

11. XFL did not draw 33,000, it was the MLS game ...


Despite concerns about the new coronavirus, more than 33,000 fans attended the Seattle Sounders soccer match on March 7, 2020, at CenturyLink Field




Thousands of fans cheer during the Sounders opening match on March 1, 2020. (Lindsey Wasson/Sounders FC Communications)

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Response to jayschool2013 (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 11:12 AM

9. I'm glad the 49'er lost the super bowl

For pretty much the same reason.

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Response to jayschool2013 (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 05:02 PM

12. Locking

Alerted on for being analysis, forum hosts agreed. Please post in GD instead.

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