Even in the most optimistic scenario, they would have to be part of the clinical trial group.I imagine that the government would have to prioritize high risk groups to get it first. I imagine football players could be among the first due to extensive close contact.
Some retired MLB player said on TV an untested player joined the Marlins group. He also said most MLB players want to play. He said he knew several players that had the virus, and it was mild, with some having no symptoms.While not sure exactly how the spread occurred - this is the main issue I have with opening (school opening in particular). This only works if each person stays vigilant, and we know that’s not going to happen
First week team/class + teacher really abides by protocol, then the inevitable gradual backsliding starts to happen
6’ becomes 2’ becomes a quick hug
mask usage gets lax (forgetting to put it back after drinking water/eating)
We’re not building real world scenarios into opening protocols
It takes us 2 weeks to get results, so an asymptomatic positive staff member will continue working all the while being blissfully unaware. We need MLB to come into nursing homes.Another massive problem for schools is that these pro players are being tested regularly with results within hours. This allows problems to be identified fairly quickly (for example the Marlins knew on Friday that they had four players test positive - they chose to keep going anyway) and allows for reasonably informed decisions and the chance to be pro-active.
I don't know of any school system that is doing testing - it's all going to rely on families taking their children to get tested, and (with a few exceptions) that will only happen when a child is symptomatic (or is known to have been exposed to another positive case). Plus, test results for regular people take days or longer.
Schools aren't likely to have information that an outbreak is starting to happen - it will only become evident after the outbreak is well developed.