Friday roundup: Utah may build stadium for rugby (and the children!), Suns build big-ass kitchen, plus more robots than you can shake a stick at

Happy October! We seem to have now reached the uncanny valley of the epidemic, where some things are returning to almost normal — or even hyper-normal, as in the case of the baseball postseason having expanded to include so many teams I keep expecting the Sugar Land Skeeters to show up — while other things remain sadly unchanged. I guess if there’s a silver lining it’s that the resumption of some normal things hasn’t caused the pandemic to worsen perceptibly (yet), but that’s what people were saying about the Netherlands back in June and that didn’t work out well at all. Just wear your masks, people, and don’t take them off to eat or talk on the phone or talk to the president, and let’s hope for the best.

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3 comments on “Friday roundup: Utah may build stadium for rugby (and the children!), Suns build big-ass kitchen, plus more robots than you can shake a stick at

  1. I see that the linked article about the Lightning uses the phrase “new deaths,” as do most stories about Covid. Can anyone explain what an “old death” would be? Or perhaps the opposite would be “used death” or “pre-experienced” death?

    1. I think it’s legit, though “recent deaths” or “additional deaths” might be more accurate. It’s important to distinguish the current death rate from the overall, or else it’s hard to tell what’s people dying now and what’s people dying back in April.

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