College athletes are in the best position to safely play their sport during the coronavirus pandemic, Hoover Institution senior friend Dr. Scott Atlas.
Atlas said he agreed with quarterback Clemson Trevor Lawrence, who tweeted Monday that people “have just as much, if not more risk” of contracting the virus if there is no college football this fall.
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“Players will be sent home to their communities where social distancing is not very likely and medical care and costs will be set for families if they contract covid19 [sic]”;Lawrence wrote.
“He’s a very mature, penetrating guy,” Atlas said of 20-year-old Lawrence. “He is looking for something right away, which is that the sports and college environment is a very sophisticated environment. They have health care. They are very controlled. There is responsibility. They could not get a better and more environment. safe no matter what environment you are from. “
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Atlas added that college students are at an age where they have little or no risk of the virus, while players or coaches with comorbidities have the option to choose.
“We have to become rational here,” he said. “The risk to older people is less than seasonal flu. I mean, you really have to look at the data … You can’t say it’s all about science and then act against it. science. “
“If people are scared or if they have comorbidities and are scared, I’m sure it’s good for them to be able to leave,” he said. “But there is no reason to close out of fear here.”
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