Badgers men’s basketball game vs. Louisville next week in jeopardy after positive COVID-19 test for Cardinals | Wisconsin Badgers Men’s Basketball

The only marquee home game on the non-conference portion of the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball 2020-21 schedule is in jeopardy of being wiped out.

Louisville is supposed to come to the Kohl Center on Wednesday night for an ACC/Big Ten Challenge game against the Badgers, but the Cardinals canceled their home game against North Carolina-Greensboro scheduled for Friday due to a positive COVID-19 test within the program.

According to a news release from Louisville on Thursday night, Louisville “has paused all team-related activities indefinitely due to a positive COVID-19 test and accompanying contact tracing measures among individuals within the program. …

“The pause in activities follows a positive test, subsequent quarantining, and contact tracing within the Cardinals’ “Tier 1” individuals, which consists of student-athletes, coaches, team managers and staff. The team is adhering to the outlined protocols within the ACC Medical Advisory Group report.”

While the game against UNC-Greensboro

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Health experts on COVID-19 vaccine: Americans have ‘a lot of distrust’

“We get vaccines to the American people and they don’t take them,” Gen. Gus Perna told CBS “60 Minutes” of his worst nightmare in November. “Shame on us. ‘Hey, I was already sick, I don’t need it.’ Shame on us. ‘Hey, I don’t believe in vaccines.’ Shame on us.”

Pfizer and Moderna have submitted requests to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization of their COVID-19 vaccines. The FDA is set to review Pfizer’s request on Dec. 10 and Moderna’s on Dec. 17. Both companies have announced vaccine efficacy rates of more than 90%.

The government’s Operation Warp Speed has said there will be “shots in arms” within 24 hours of authorization.

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Moose Lake reports first COVID-19 death at state-run sex offender program

A Moose Lake inmate has died of COVID-19, marking the first instance of a pandemic-related fatality among staff or those civilly committed at the state’s two program sites for sex offenders.

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The unidentified inmate died Wednesday, a Department of Human Services (DHS) news release said, adding that the individual’s family had been notified. His death was the fifth reported from all Minnesota correctional facilities this year.

Human Services Commissioner Jodi Harpstead expressed sympathy to the man’s family and friends in a news release.

Nearly 740 civilly committed clients receive treatment at MSOP facilities in Moose Lake and St. Peter. There are currently 18 active cases of COVID-19 in MSOP facilities, according to DHS.

The two state facilities “have implemented stringent infection-prevention and control measures to protect clients and staff from COVID-19,” the release said, including daily screenings of staff for COVID-19 symptoms, a cloth mask requirement and voluntary

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Texas Tech head coach Matt Wells tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of game vs. Kansas

Texas Tech announced Thursday that head football coach Matt Wells has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Red Raiders (3-6, 2-6 Big 12) are scheduled to host Kansas for an 11 a.m. kickoff on Saturday in Lubbock.

”Texas Tech received notification earlier this morning that Coach Wells tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, Coach Wells has returned home to self-isolate and will continue his duties remotely leading into Saturday’s game against Kansas,” the school said in a statement.

“He will remain in the Big 12′s testing guidelines in order to confirm the positive test. In the case Wells is unable to lead the Red Raiders on Saturday, defensive coordinator Keith Patterson will serve in the head coach capacity.”

Wells is 7-14 since taking over the Red Raiders, who after a big comeback of their own to beat Baylor on a game-ending field goal in their last home game three weeks

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Louisville basketball pausing due to positive COVID-19 test, canceling game vs. UNC Greensboro

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The Louisville basketball program is pausing all team activities indefinitely due to a positive COVID-19 test and the subsequent contact tracing requirements, according to a Thursday evening announcement from the school. The 4-0 Cardinals will have their game against UNC Greensboro on Friday canceled as a result.

“We are adhering to the ACC and university protocols, and will monitor the matter day-to-day,” Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra said in a statement. The Cardinals have not determined if their game against No. 4 Wisconsin scheduled for Dec. 9 or their game against NC State scheduled for Dec. 16 will be impacted.

According to the school, the program has been testing “Tier 1” personnel three times per week. That includes players, coaches, managers and staff. The positive test came during the program’s round of testing on Thursday. Louisville isn’t the only ACC program on pause, as Wake Forest announced Monday that it

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College basketball schedule 2020-21: Louisville pausing activities due to COVID-19, cancels Friday’s game

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Louisville became the latest high-profile college basketball program to pause activities due to issues with COVID-19 on Thursday night, when the school announced an indefinite halt after someone in the program tested positive for COVID-19. The Cardinals are off to a 4-0 start, but their game against UNC Greensboro on Friday will be canceled. Louisville is next scheduled to play Dec. 9 against No. 4 Wisconsin.

The school has not determined if that game will be affected by the COVID-19 issues in the program. Louisville is far from the only program to be hit with scheduling problems related to the coronavirus this season. Dozens of games have been canceled or postponed as the sport begins its season with the pandemic sweeping the nation.

As developments continue to unfold, we’ll be tracking all the latest news and notes surrounding scheduling snafus below in our tracker.

Notable

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Nick Saban Cleared to Travel with Alabama for LSU Game After COVID-19 Recovery | Bleacher Report

Alabama football coach Nick Saban introduces and thanks Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa before he announces his intentions to declare for the 2020 NFL draft, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

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Alabama head coach Nick Saban confirmed on his radio show Thursday he’s traveling with the team ahead of Saturday’s game against LSU (via Michael Casagrande of AL.com).

Yeah, I’ll be there,” Saban said. “I’m good.”

The 69-year-old told reporters Wednesday he expected to be on the sideline in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Saban revealed on his show he underwent a plasma procedure to combat the virus and felt immediate results

Whatever was in this plasma deal, it knocked [all the symptoms] out in one day,” he said (via AL.com’s Mike Rodak). “From Thursday on, I’ve felt great and 100 percent. I would certainly recommend that treatment for anybody that could get it.”

Because of his positive test, Saban missed the Iron Bowl, which didn’t make a difference for the Crimson Tide as they swept Auburn away 42-13.

The lingering uncertainty about Saban didn’t stop

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Utah health department orders 1st round of COVID-19 vaccines

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s health department on Thursday placed the state’s first order for coronavirus vaccines that could arrive as early as mid-December.

Doses will be shipped directly to hospitals in Utah as soon as the Food and Drug Administration issues its final approvals, the agency posted on Twitter. Health officials did not provide any additional information.

The first doses in Utah will go to front-line workers such as doctors and nurses in emergency departments, urgent care facilities and COVID-19 units, as well as housekeeping workers, said Dr. Jeanmarie Mayer, chief of infection prevention at the University of Utah Health hospital.

“It’s just so incredibly important to make sure that we keep our health care systems intact and able to care for the most vulnerable in our populations,” Mayer told reporters.

Public health experts have warned that if people do not follow masking and social distancing guidance, COVID-19

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Seattle Seahawks separate their quarterbacks to avoid a Denver Broncos-like COVID-19 debacle

The Seattle Seahawks, like everyone else in the NFL, saw what happened to the Denver Broncos last week. The Seahawks made moves this week in an effort to prevent a similar issue.

The Broncos lost all four of the quarterbacks on their roster after they were ruled ineligible to play due to COVID-19 during Week 12. Backup quarterback Jeff Driskel tested positive and the other three quarterbacks – starter Drew Lock, along with Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles – deemed high-risk, COVID-19 close contacts – were also ruled ineligible to play.

The Broncos were forced to start a practice squad wide receiver at quarterback during their 31-3 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

The Seahawks have implemented plans to avoid a similar scenario. They are now keeping Danny Etling, who is on the practice squad, separate from starter Russell Wilson and backup Geno Smith in meetings. Seahawks’ coach Pete Carroll

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COVID-19 vaccine record cards will be given out soon. See the photos

Vaccination cards will be issued to everyone who gets the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Department of Defense.

What’s going on?

The Department of Defense released a photo of the vaccine record card. In the photo, an employee of the Department of Health and Human Services holds the card, which will be sent out as a part of the vaccination kit from Operation Warp Speed.

  • Vaccination cards will be used to help keep track of COVID-19 shots for people.

Dr. Kelly Moore, associate director of the Immunization Action Coalition, told CNN the card will help people know when they need to get their next shot.

  • “Everyone will be issued a written card that they can put in their wallet that will tell them what they had and when their next dose is due,” Moore said. “Let’s do the simple, easy thing first. Everyone’s going to get that.”

What’s in the

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