New COVID protocols put unvaccinated players at enhanced risk

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The new COVID protocol represents a throwing of the towel by the NFL and the NFL Players Association when it comes to the migration of the mutated virus through the vaccinated players, coaches, and staff. One key group could end up at an enhanced degree of risk.

The unvaccinated, such as Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins, will find themselves in facilities where most of the regular safeguards as to the introduction of COVID-19 by vaccinated players, coaches, and staff will be eliminated — especially if people will be concealing symptoms in order to ensure that they’ll be allowed to play or to coach. And the unvaccinated need to realize that this will be the case, and they need to take extra precautions to keep themselves from catching the virus.

The unvaccinated players will continue to be tested on a daily basis, so they’ll know if they have it. But they’re now more likely to get it from a vaccinated colleague.

Will that be enough to get them to choose to be vaccinated? Probably not. Which means that, at a time when the chances of vaccinated players suddenly testing positive will be minimized, the chances of unvaccinated players ending up on COVID-19 reserve will potentially go up. It definitely won’t go down.

The good news, if there is any, is that many unvaccinated player have gotten COVID and entered the 90-day testing holiday. Those who haven’t had it, however, will have a greater chance to get it.

28 responses to “New COVID protocols put unvaccinated players at enhanced risk

  1. With senator Elizabeth Warren the lastest Vax’d and Boosted to to test positive it’s time to ask, “is this really a pandemic of the unvaccinated?”

    Go ahead. Censor me.

  2. Shaun Payton got covid twice. What’s his status? Because this article cherry picks kirk (who is at the pinnacle of health and wellness) but wilingly omits the names of vaccinated people who have had miraculous breakthrough cases

  3. It’s funny how the most vaccinated states have the highest concentration of cases. Keep boosting!

  4. The “Vaccine” doesn’t work just stop testing and finish the season. The tests aren’t accurate.

  5. It’s funny how the most vaccinated states have the highest concentration of cases. Keep boosting!
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    What’s really “funny “ is the fact that it’s the UNVACCINATED who are hospitalized and dying! NOT the vaccinated!!!!
    Keep denying that vaccines work!

  6. pointtwopsiistheissue says:
    December 19, 2021 at 7:35 pm
    It’s funny how the most vaccinated states have the highest concentration of cases. Keep boosting!
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    What’s really “funny “ is the fact that it’s the UNVACCINATED who are hospitalized and dying! NOT the vaccinated!!!!
    Keep denying that vaccines work!

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    Zero NFL players or staff have been hospitalized or died from Covid. Zero. And that counts for before the vaccine was even available as well.

  7. Covid for me was a mild cold. I’d assume it would be that for an elite athlete. Free country.

  8. pointtwopsiistheissue says:
    December 19, 2021 at 7:35 pm
    It’s funny how the most vaccinated states have the highest concentration of cases. Keep boosting!
    ————————————————————————————————-
    What’s really “funny “ is the fact that it’s the UNVACCINATED who are hospitalized and dying! NOT the vaccinated!!!!
    Keep denying that vaccines work!
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Keep watching CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS and all the other that continue to lie to keep the fear going! Fact is the hospitals aren’t full of unvaccinated people as most hospotals are at about 40-50% capacity in their ICU and it isn’t from covid, it’s heart attacks, strokes and other illnesses, what is happening is a whole lot of hospitals are turning people away because some dipchit that demanded those staffers be vaxxed caused a shortage of health care workers and that why the hospitals are turning people away, because there’s laws that require a healthcare worker can only be allowed to take care of X amount of people per shift!

    BTW I have 2 RN’s in my immediate family and that’s the exact thing they’re telling me and everyone else in the family! They’re not being overrun by covid patients as this omicron variant of covid is so much less severe than the last two variants, so much less that most people don’t even know they have it until they get tested as all these players in the NFL getting it prove, so STOP ALL THE FEAR-MONGERING AND GO GET SOME REAL FACTS AND THOSE FACTS CAN’T BE FOUND ON THE MSM SITES!

  9. The virus will only continue to spread people. The vaccine only minimizes the symptoms once you have contracted the virus. Because everyone feels the vaccine makes them immune (which it doesn’t by the way) the vaccinated people in our communities will put everyone at risk. Not being vaccinated is a personal choice. Calling them names for choosing to stick to their beliefs is a sign of how divisive this Country is right now. Everyone should just take precautions. Whether you’re vaccinated or not. It’s common sense.

  10. @ pointtwopsiistheissue, OHH here’s a few other facts:

    #1) all of these politicians want to be able to mandate everyone get the vaccine because they are invested up to their eyeballs in those pharma companies!

    #2) if they can mandate the vax they make more millions than if just a portion of the people get those vaccines!

    #3) they have to keep the fear going in order to get mail-in ballots for the 2022 mid-terms!

    #4) it isn’t for you or anyone else’s safety, it’s political and all about controlling the people, so be a sheeple and guinea pig for these big-pharma experimental drugs if you want but you can count me out!

    #5) No one knows the long term effects of these vaccines and they won’t for years to come, why do you think all those pharma companies want 75yrs to fully release the side effects of their vaccines? Use that thing on your shoulders for something other than a hat rack once in a while and before taking the vaccine would be a good time to start although I know by the way you’re talking it’s far too late for you.

  11. This is for what Dales says- I believe what the CDC says not 2 RN’s in your family, LOL. Keep denying science, science doesn’t care if you believe it or not.
    COVID continues to be the pandemic of the UNVACCINATED!!

  12. The unvaccinated are at greater risk of catching the virus the vaccinated have already caught so it’s best to get vaccinated so you don’t catch it. Got it. Great logic. Bring on the jabs!

  13. What’s really “funny “ is the fact that it’s the UNVACCINATED who are hospitalized and dying! NOT the vaccinated!!!!
    Keep denying that vaccines work!

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    Yeah okay. Keep telling yourself that if that is what helps you sleep at night. Demaryius Thomas and countless other pro athletes dropping dead but you won’t hear about that on your CNN fake news. Now go get a booster for that ever so dangerous Omicron variant that the unvaccinated brought to you..lol

  14. @ pointtwopsiistheissue, Well then you should know that it was reported the CDC in Sept 2020 said “This week the CDC quietly updated the Covid number to admit that only 6% of all the 153,504 deaths recorded actually died from Covid. That’s 9,210 deaths. The other 94% had 2 to 3 other serious illnesses and the overwhelming majority were of very advanced age.”

    At that time they said the covid death rate was 6-8% of those that caught it and now the death rate is down to 0.015% meaning less than 3 out of every 20,000 people that get the disease die from covid as they’re still listing all lot of deaths as covid related which doesn’t mean they died from covid, it just means they had covid when they died!

    If someone gets hit and killed by a bus and they test them when they die and they have covid they get listed as covid related death but it wasn’t covid that killed them, it was getting hit by a bus!

    These are facts and the actual covid death rate is far less than 0.2% of those that contract the disease, so as I said stop all of the fearmongering, but keep listening to lying CDC and Fauci if liars are who you choose to believe!

    If you ever want the truth about anything FOLLOW THE MONEY, not what these people say!

    BTW if they’re affiliated with or part of the government they’re the last ones in the world I’d ever believe, the government will lie to you about anything and everything!

  15. “Zero NFL players or staff have been hospitalized or died from Covid. Zero. And that counts for before the vaccine was even available as well.”

    Dakota Dozier of the Minnesota Vikings was hospitalized from COVID this season. And most people who aren’t vaccinated are (ironically) the ones ending up in the hospital. It doesn’t have to be this way. But for whatever reason, there are people in society who are doing their best to keep this pandemic going.

  16. ghjjf says:

    December 19, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    No, they’re at enhanced risk due to their poor choice of not getting vaccinated
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    What happened to it being everyone’s responsibility to keep others safe regardless of choice? Smh this is the problem right here. The same people who claimed selfishness because others wouldnt get vaccinated are now being selfish because they have been vaccinated and now no longer care about the unvaccinated 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ selfish works both ways whether it’s a shot or a mask.

  17. Worldwide, over 9.7 BILLION shots have been administered with a minuscule number of problems, but we still have people who want to believe in conspiracy theories and take their advice from radio hosts. They’ve made their choice and if they get COVID, so be it.

  18. if cousins gets covid and develops long term symptoms that keep him from playing football again – at least it gets his salary off the books sooner than later. $35M for stone legs/stone brain

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