Opinions Mixed Over Priority COVID-19 Testing For Athletes

Horizon Media is out with research that finds Americans have mixed opinions about priority COVID-19 testing for professional athletes as part of a proposed strategy to get sports league competition up and running again. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top authority on infectious diseases has supported to the idea of a “bubble” concept to have pro sports leagues return to action if games are played without fans, and players are quarantined in hotels and tested every week for COVID-19. Overall eight in 10 of those surveyed agree testing should only be based on symptoms and risk. But younger sports fans (ages 18-34) are significantly more likely than those over age 55 to support athletes getting priority testing. advertisementadvertisementThese younger fans are also more likely to say they don’t know what to do without sports, oftentimes seeking out alternative sports content to fill the gap.

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