Broncos assistant Curtis Modkins tests positive for COVID-19

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Broncos running backs coach Curtis Modkins is not making the team’s trip to New England after he tested positive for COVID-19.

Modkins’ son, Broncos coaching intern Jett Modkins, has tested negative but will also stay home and not be in contact with the team until he produces more negative tests, according to Mike Klis of 9 News in Denver.

According to the report, Modkins came into contact with a relative with COVID-19, isolated for five days and tested negative, but then coached the running backs at practice on both Thursday and Friday before getting a positive test today.

That scenario shows one of the problems with COVID-19 testing, that people can have the virus for several days — sometimes longer than a week — before they test positive.

6 responses to “Broncos assistant Curtis Modkins tests positive for COVID-19

  1. We’re going to have to learn to live with it, people. If our own president and professional athletes can recover from it, us younger and healthy average joes can do the same as well. Don’t believe the inflated numbers. Age and underlying health problems are never included in those statistics.

  2. No, the problem with testing is that it is causing undue alarm. If you test positive you stay home…pretty simple. No need to shut down the league when virtually no one who is testing positive is actually getting sick.

  3. progressiveshatethetruth2 says:
    October 17, 2020 at 1:09 pm

    We’re going to have to learn to live with it, people. If our own president and professional athletes can recover from it, us younger and healthy average joes can do the same as well.
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    The President was admitted to the hospital, had round the clock care and took experimental drugs. Us average Joes aren’t getting that same treatment.

  4. The problem is not testing, but not knowing whether your symptoms will be mild, bad, or somewhere in between. And, oh, you will be passing it on to someone else, probably someone you care about.

  5. If no other Broncos players or staff test positive, then it’s an isolated incident and no reason to panic.

  6. “The President was admitted to the hospital, had round the clock care and took experimental drugs. Us average Joes aren’t getting that same treatment.”

    Most of us are not 74-years-old with compromised immune systems either. The point flew way over your head on that one. The general population, which does not have underlying health conditions and is also healthy, will not require hospitalization.

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