December 5, 2021

Vaccinate the @NBA Now!

From https://www.sportingnews.com/us/nba/news/nba-bubble-rules-teams-schedule-orlando/zhap66a9hcwq1khmcex3ggabo

Here me out.

NBA players, coaches, trainers, and support staff should receive COVID-19 vaccinations immediately for the following reasons.

  1. It will keep players healthy while they entertain us and keep fans at home. For a variety of reasons, the league has decided not to play in a bubble again, despite its 100% success rate of no Coronavirus spread.
  2. Teams won’t spread virus while traveling.
  3. Sport heroes taking the vaccine will influence others to do so when it’s their turn.
  4. The number of doses required to fully protect the NBA is a rounding error given the number of doses needed for the entire population.
  5. Rich folks will figure out a way to jump the queue anyway.

Vaccinating NFL teams in playoff contention is a good idea too.