Due to this COVID-19 we know there will be plenty of challenges to overcome this virus and get back to normal.
Dr Fauci went on NBC Sports to talk with Peter King about the challenges sports face.
“This is a respiratory virus, so it’s going to be spread by shedding virus,” Fauci explained. “The problem with virus shedding is that if I have it in my nasal pharynx, and it sheds and I wipe my hand against my nose — now it’s on my hand. You see, then I touch my chest or my thigh, then it’s on my chest or my thigh for at least a few hours.” “Sweat as such won’t transmit it. But if people are in such close contact as football players are on every single play, then that’s the perfect set up for spreading. I would think that if there is an infected football player on the field — a middle linebacker, a tackle, whoever it is it — as soon as they hit the next guy, the chances are that they will be shedding virus all over that person.”
“If I test today, and I’m negative, you don’t know if I got exposed tomorrow … there’s no guarantee that you’re going to get exposed and be positive the next day.”
He added, “To be 100% sure, you’ve got to test every day. But, that’s not practical and that’s never going to happen. But, you can diminish dramatically by testing everybody Saturday night, Sunday morning, and say, ‘okay, only negative players play.’”
The NFL is scheduled to start in September, but do have a contingency plan just in case they have to push back. We all hope that the NFL comes back!