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Now that the NFL sits in the crosshairs of massive profit loss due to outdated COVID protocols, the NFL’s doctors have suddenly found zero evidence the virus is spreading on the field. If true, players would logically be allowed back on the field from a virus that poses no threat to them or any other in shape human on earth.
How convenient for them.
“Maybe it will turn out that vaccinated players with Omicron will transmit the virus in practice or in games, but so far, there’s zero evidence the virus is transmitted on the field. And the vast majority aren’t sick at all,” King said in his latest Football Morning in America column.
The NFL, a multi-billion dollar corporation, kept vaccinated and asymptomatic players away from the field with zero evidence to prove those individuals were a threat to anyone else? How is that possible?
Oh that’s right, the league was too busy crafting non sensical protocols to pick on the unvaccinated that they steered wide and clear of scientific decision making. Ya know, the science that says the league’s supposed to work their protocols around the information they have, rather than information they wish were true. Luckily for football fans, asymptomatic players are likely to stay on the field in the near future and it won’t be too long before the unvaccinated and asymptomatic put their helmets on, as well.
NFL may have some decisions to make about Covid-ravaged teams if burlesque shows like this Saints lineup in a national TV game continue. Not sure what NFL could have done other than move this game to Tue/Wed so NO could get a key guy or 2 back, but this game was an embarrassment.
— Peter King (@peter_king) December 28, 2021
Recently tweaked protocol should allow the season to go on despite the explosion in cases, however more change is necessary. When more than half the NFL remains at home because a test kit says they’re sick when they feel fine, our work isn’t done. Players that feel okay should be able to play and we look forward to the NFL, like the NBA, slow-walking towards sanity that keeps the money flowing. We just want this same business-first logic to apply to us.
It’s only fair.