At present, with the number of COVID-19 deaths declining and plans by professional athletes to reopen, it looks like the NFL season will start on time. But that doesn’t mean the whole season will go as planned.
Lions team doctor Asheesh Bedi warns that if the NFL in particular and society as a whole cannot do the work necessary to prevent the spread of the virus, a second wave could strike in the fall and cause death. NFL closed.
“In the fall, it will really be a question of continuing these security measures which could prevent us from seeing a second wave become a second major peak or even more devastating,” Bedi told Adam Schefter, via Detroit Free Press. “If this should happen, and despite all the guarantees we have in place, I think it comes down to the need to be able to pivot quickly. . . . I think we have to quickly recognize that our priority will always be safety. And if it means we have to change our workflow, shorten the seasons, change the way we work through things, it has to happen. “
The trajectory of the virus has proven difficult, if not impossible to predict, which means no one really knows where things will go in the middle of the NFL season. But no one should assume that just because the season starts on time, it means the NFL and America are clear.