Friday, September 17, 2021
Sept. 17, 2021

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Letter: Football crowds spread virus


The U.S. shows the world how to combat the COVID-19 virus by following the CDC’s guidelines: Get vaccinated, wear masks, do social distancing, don’t go to large gatherings, right? Wait, never mind. It’s football season with local games on Friday night, NCAA games on Saturday throughout the nation, NFL games on Sundays as well as Monday and Thursday nights with hundreds of thousands of football fans not wearing masks, shoulder to shoulder, hugging and yelling, and who knows who has been vaccinated.

I call these activities “Football Super Spreaders” that will directly push our hospitals and staff over their limits. These weekly events are not only last week, but will exist every week from now until February. Hey, but football fans have rights, like “freedom and pursuit of happiness”; two out of three is not bad.

Yeah, we really know how to show the world the best way to get to herd immunity, or maybe herd extinction. At least Tokyo got the Olympics right.

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