The entire sports world is on pins and needles because of the Wuhan virus.
Sporting events have been canceled as a result of virus hysteria.
Now one NFL health official just dropped a bombshell about the coronavirus.
March Madness, Wimbledon, and the Summer Olympics were all slated to take place this year, and none of it happened.
There was also serious consideration about canceling the MLB, NBA, and NFL seasons due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The college football season still may not even make it to the finish line because of harsh coronavirus protocols.
But it turns out a lot of the fears about the virus were unwarranted.
NFL Chief Medical Officer Dr. Alan Sills said COVID is not being transmitted on the field of play.
“We have seen zero evidence of transmission player-to-player on the field, either during games or practices, which I think is an important and powerful statement…And it also confirms what other sports leagues have found around the world. We regularly communicate with World Rugby, Australian rules football, European soccer leagues. To date, no one has documented a case of player-to-player transmission in a field sporting environment. Obviously, I don’t think we’re at the point where we’d say it cannot occur, but none of us have seen yet, and that’s certainly encouraging.”
This flies in the face of hysterics who warned of players contracting permanent heart and lung problems—based on studies which have been withdrawn—if games were played.
The virus has been highly politicized for political gain.
Democrats and their media allies used it as a cudgel against Donald Trump and anyone who questioned the wisdom of lockdowns or the authority of those imposing them.
Members of the left decried protests against lockdowns, gatherings for religious services, funerals, or any other part of daily life.
However, the same people either encouraged far-left social justice protests—many of which descended into violence and chaos—or remained completely silent about them.
Dr. Sills also expounded on the main vectors of transmission:
“As far as when you do have a positive individual in the team environment, there are three things that create high-risk contact, and that’s meeting, eating and greeting.”
Teams have been able to minimize these risks through quarantining, social distancing, and virtual meetings.
And “greeting” as defined by Dr. Sills involves interactions with people outside the building.
Other than children, who are incredibly unlikely to contract COVID-19, professional athletes are the least at-risk population in society.
They’re young, healthy, and in great physical shape.
Yet fear and handwringing about the virus abound.
Dr. Fauci has already said that sports restrictions could extend late into 2021.
Enough is enough.
“The science” is being ignored because politicians see the virus as an opportunity to expand their power.