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How will COVID-19 be treated for the 21/22 college sports season?

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Will they still treat it like the end of times (ie if one player gets COVID shut the whole thing down) or will it be more like the flu? I am hoping for the latter. 

My guess is COVID-19 is not going anywhere. The USA will reach herd immunity (through infections/vaccinations) soon enough. But worldwide COVID-19 will stick around and mutate. Over time it will become less deadly but could take many years before it is just "the common cold". Vaccine immunity will decrease and the the vaccines/prior infection will provide less protection vs the mutated strains.  I am assuming the second the USA reaches herd immunity there will be talks of booster shots in the fall (and several falls going forward). You will now probably be offered a flu shot and coivd shot in the fall/winter. 

I am sure college athletes will be encouraged to get the COVID booster (just like they are with the flu).  But if someone gets COVID how will the NCAA treat that player? Will they be forced to sit out? Will there be contact tracing? ect...

On a side note the pfizer and moderna vaccines (ie the type/process to create those vaccines) will be miracles if they prove safe and effective over the long term. This will open up a TON more potential vaccines and it will be much easier to vaccination against other diseases and future pandemics. Over time it will easily save billions of lifes. So that is one positive of this COVID situation. 

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If vaccines are available for everyone by the summer and you don’t get one, that’s on you. Enjoy your ventilator. The rest of us are going to the game.

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11 hours ago, SJSUMFA2013 said:

If vaccines are available for everyone by the summer and you don’t get one, that’s on you. Enjoy your ventilator. The rest of us are going to the game.

Lol a ventilator guy

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It will likely depend on how many players get vaccinated. The CDC does NOT recommend vaccinated people quarantine after contact with a person that is positive, so I doubt the NCAA will create stricter guidelines then the CDC. 

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