Those of you who keep posting comments like this need to check out the news from the Houston program.
That’s symptomatic athletes testing positive. Add this to that…
Smart. I mean, they are highly conditioned athletes, after all.
There’s a similar story coming out of Iowa State.
Iowa State athletics announced June 3 that a part-time student worker had tested positive for coronavirus. It also said that four student-athletes had been quarantined when they experienced COVID-19-like symptoms after having contact with an infected person outside the department.
My point here is not to play gotcha with some of you, as tempting as that might be. It is, instead, bring this to your attention as a lead in to repeat what I’ve been saying all along: we don’t know enough about this damned disease to be confident about anything. “We” includes school athletic administrators.
As much as I want college football back, schools need to be adhering to best practices, whatever that costs. Otherwise, we’ll see more stories like these. I don’t know about you, but finding out after the start of the season that Georgia played a school shortcutting health protection that got our guys exposed would truly suck for me.
Football fans ought to quit playing doctor.