Around Town: Gunn High’s football shines in CBS Sports feature film | New
In the latest Round Town column, news on a CBS Sports features the famous Gunn High football team, Palo Alto Police increasing their presence in shopping areas this holiday season and Stanford Medicine joining a study of four years on the long COVID.
REMEMBER THE TITANS … Gunn High SchoolThe football team has had a less than ideal end to the season, but the players have much to celebrate.
The Titans played strong and recorded just two losses this fall, but a tie at three for the El Camino Division title and Santa Clara Valley Track League regulations deprived the team of an automatic place to the playoffs.
Nonetheless, Gunn’s football found itself in the national spotlight on November 28 when CBS Sports broadcast a story about the team. The 6-minute special, titled “Courage in Sport: Gridiron’s Greatness“, presents interviews with the coach Jason miller and student-athletes.
Miller, who became the team’s coach in 2018, previously led soccer teams in Southern California and worked as an educator in downtown Los Angeles. “I left because I felt I needed to make changes on a different level in a different area,” Miller said. He’s taken the team to new heights, as shown by his 25-10 record under his leadership, and many students surveyed see Miller as a father figure. “We’re an overwhelming system with very academic kids, and it’s become a badge of pride and a badge of honor,” he said.
The players are also defenders off the pitch, as evidenced by their participation in protests that have supported the Black lives matter and Stop asian hate movements. “They’re all my brothers now”, fullback and linebacker Denzel davis noted.
ADDITIONAL SAFETY … Black Friday didn’t just get holiday shoppers out looking for bargains on Stanford Mall, it also attracted a large number of police officers from Palo Alto.
Officers including a platform parked on the sidewalk next to the Nordstrom department store with an agent standing next to the entrance, have completed their presence in the wake of recent armed robberies that have targeted high-end retailers.
Nordstrom stores in other Bay Area locations have been among retailers that have been hit by thieves in recent weeks. Police lieutenant Brian Philippe said this week that shoppers shouldn’t be surprised if they see a large number of police officers at local malls. It is not necessarily a sign of a crime; officers are there to prevent such crimes. Security guards from the Palo Alto Police Department and the Stanford Mall are likely to continue their visible presence at least during the holidays, Philip said.
IN SEARCH OF ANSWERS … Stanford Medicine the researchers are among 30 teams who joined a long-term COVID-19 study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. The goals of the COVID research to improve recovery The initiative is to identify risk factors, come up with prevention and treatment plans, and explore why some recover faster than others, according to a Nov. 22 article from Stanford Medicine.
The institution plans to work with 900 people who have survived COVID-19, including those who exhibited persistent symptoms from their initial infection. “The data suggests that between 10% and 30% of people who have had an acute infection with SARS-CoV-2 show symptoms for at least a month,” according to the article.
Long-lasting symptoms of COVID-19 include pain, fatigue, headache, brain fog, anxiety, shortness of breath, depression, chronic cough, fever, and problems sleeping.
“It has been clearly shown that even those with initially mild COVID-19 symptoms can contract a long COVID,” said Dr Upinder Singh, professor of infectious diseases and geographic medicine, microbiology and immunology.
Singh is one of the study’s principal investigators at Stanford. She is joined by Dr PJ Utz, professor of immunology and rheumatology; Dr Catherine Blish, professor of infectious diseases; and Dr Yvonne Maldonado, professor of pediatric infectious diseases and epidemiology and population health.
Participants will meet researchers every year for four years. Stanford Medicine is expected to receive nearly $ 15 million over the duration of the study.