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After the Las Vegas Shooting, Concertgoers Became Medics

What the Las Vegas shooting showed, trauma experts said, is that nascent efforts to teach and encourage the public to help the wounded in mass casualty emergencies should be expanded.

“Time is the most critical factor,” said Dr. Eric Goralnick, medical director of emergency preparedness at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, one of several trauma centers that were much closer to the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013 than the closest hospitals happened to be in Las Vegas. “People would talk about the golden hour. Really, what we’re talking about is the golden minutes.”

Several national programs have been started to train more people to stop bleeding, to add to those who pick up knowledge in the military or in scouting programs and the like. But Dr. Goralnick and others are still exploring the most effective and lasting ways to turn

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/15/us/las-vegas-shooting-civilian-first-aid.html

Our shallow #YOLO philosophy is why nothing changes after a mass shooting

It is, amid all of it, what stuck with me, this little interview. From among the usual barrage of images, news clips, editorials and ricocheted soundbites that follow mass shootings, that macabre niche of news entertainment, the Goodman interview is what caught my thoughts. This old man with his vintage, sham-sage advice,  with his carpe diem and his #YOLO, with his damning decrees.

It stuck with me because Goodman’s advice belongs to that common nonsense that is also part of our problem, our philosophical, existential and even political problem as Americans. And the problem is our narcissistic shallowness and the consequent unwillingness to understand and to change.

Of course, there are more acute and symptomatic issues: gun reform, mental health and so on. These necessarily must be debated, better policies made and more programs offered. But there is something else that must be addressed. It’s harder to quantify, something almost spiritual underneath our poor debates

Read more at: https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2017/10/16/shallow-yolo-philosophy-nothing-changes-mass-shooting

Country Star Jason Aldean Resumes Tour After Mass Shooting – NBC 5 Dallas

Country star Jason Aldean brought the party back Thursday in his return to the stage following the deadly mass shooting that broke out while he was performing in Las Vegas, but the fun was tempered by the sting of the tragedy.

Three songs into his show in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the singer launched into a five-minute speech that honored the 58 killed and nearly 500 hurt in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. But Aldean took a defiant tone in telling concertgoers to resist living in fear, and he called for more of the national unity he’s seen since the attack.

“These people are going to continue to try to hold us down,” Aldean said. “To those people that keep trying to do that, I say (expletive) you, we don’t really care.”

Fans agreed. They pumped their fists and held up American flags as Aldean continued.

Las Vegas

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Country Star Jason Aldean Resumes Tour After Mass Shooting

Country star Jason Aldean brought the party back Thursday in his return to the stage following the deadly mass shooting that broke out while he was performing in Las Vegas, but the fun was tempered by the sting of the tragedy.

Three songs into his show in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the singer launched into a five-minute speech that honored the 58 killed and nearly 500 hurt in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. But Aldean took a defiant tone in telling concertgoers to resist living in fear, and he called for more of the national unity he’s seen since the attack.

“These people are going to continue to try to hold us down,” Aldean said. “To those people that keep trying to do that, I say (expletive) you, we don’t really care.”

Fans agreed. They pumped their fists and held up American flags as Aldean continued.

Las Vegas

Read more at: http://www.nbcchicago.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/Country-Star-Jason-Aldean-to-Resume-Tour-After-Mass-Shooting--450662993.html

Country Star Jason Aldean Resumes Tour After Mass Shooting

Country star Jason Aldean brought the party back Thursday in his return to the stage following the deadly mass shooting that broke out while he was performing in Las Vegas, but the fun was tempered by the sting of the tragedy.

Three songs into his show in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the singer launched into a five-minute speech that honored the 58 killed and nearly 500 hurt in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. But Aldean took a defiant tone in telling concertgoers to resist living in fear, and he called for more of the national unity he’s seen since the attack.

“These people are going to continue to try to hold us down,” Aldean said. “To those people that keep trying to do that, I say (expletive) you, we don’t really care.”

Fans agreed. They pumped their fists and held up American flags as Aldean continued.

Las Vegas

Read more at: https://www.nbclosangeles.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/Country-Star-Jason-Aldean-to-Resume-Tour-After-Mass-Shooting--450662993.html

Trump pledges $1 million to Las Vegas law enforcement after mass shooting

President Donald Trump somberly thanked first responders who rushed to help after the mass shooting in Las Vegas, telling them Wednesday that ‘America is truly a nation in mourning.’ (Oct. 4)
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Read more at: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/10/11/trump-pledges-1-million-las-vegas-law-enforcement-after-mass-shooting/755452001/

How American Horror Story: Cult Handled a Mass Shooting After the Las Vegas Attack

Photo: FX Networks

This story contains spoilers about Tuesday’s episode of American Horror Story: Cult.

American Horror Story frequently bases its creepy fiction on real-life events and people, from actual murders to performers in genuine freak shows. But in its seventh season, American Horror Story: Cult, the anthology series takes that approach to of-the-moment levels by setting its action around the 2016 presidential election and commenting directly on the national climate now that Donald Trump is in the Oval Office.

Both the risks and subtextual benefits of tapping so directly into the Zeitgeist are on full display in this week’s episode, “Mid-Western Assassin,” one that FX announced on Monday

Read more at: http://www.vulture.com/2017/10/ahs-cult-mass-shooting-episode.html