The NBA is working hard to re-create the 2019-20 season. As a destination, and layout of the place, it seems all but inevitable that the action will be repeated the following month.
But with cases growing rapidly in the state of Florida (Orlando specifically), and uncertainty and doubt will continue to grow, not only in the national basketball association (NBA community, but for the world as a whole. In fact, according to an epidemiologist from Emory University, he says, is that in the back of a basketball under these circumstances, it is “extreme” about it.
The state of Florida was reported to be 11,365 new corona virus cases, by more than a three-day weekend, the worst three days. Orange County, home of the Walt Disney World resort, it reported a 437 on Saturday, more than the entire country as the epicentre of the pandemic. Test-positive rates topped 15 per cent. The seven-day average has increased. And all this for an NBA, an attempt to get to the end of the season will be on Disney in the Orlando area, it is a problem, say the experts.
“Very,” said Zachary Binney, an epidemiologist at Emory University.
“Absolutely,” said Bill Schaffner, an infectious-disease specialist at Vanderbilt University.
“Of course, they have to be concerned about the numbers around it, where they’re trying to build up in their bubble,” said Jared Baeten, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Washington.
“Yes,” said Kathleen Bachynski, a public health professor at Muhlenberg College. “That’s because it is a true bubble, it is just a really, really hard to do.”
The competition will be trying their best, and the plan is executed in Silver, and the other leaders, it is sure to be well-thought-out.
Unfortunately, it is something that is so fleeting and microscopic like a virus and it has to be a way of infiltrating even the most loyal of the security. The only way to be truly safe is to isolation and quarantine.
So far, no word has been handed down, if the NBA is going to be a review or an outright cancellation of their plans to re-start it. By all accounts, things are starting on the 30th of July. But, would they?
This question is being asked more and more as the number of confirmed cases continues to rise…