Athletes wary about virus, testing upon return

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Athletes wary about virus, testing upon return

“If the tests don’t come back for a couple of days and what-not, how does that really work?” said ski racer Mikaela Shiffrin, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time World Cup overall champion. “It’s good to know if you test positive or negative. But if we’re talking about being tested today so we can race tomorrow, but the results don’t come back for two days, it doesn’t really help.”
Then-Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson is an NFL running back. He’s also the father of a 4-month-old daughter, Kali. “If I go practice or play and I come back home with the virus, she’s not strong enough yet to fight something like that. For me, that’s my biggest worry,” said Thompson, who signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars this month after seven seasons with the Redskins.
“I think it would stop at some sort of vaccine to play,” St. Louis Cardinals All-Star shortstop Paul DeJong said. “There is a fine line between what (MLB) can do to protect us and some things they can do to kind of exert power over us.”

Athletes wary about virus, testing upon return

“If the tests don’t come back for a couple of days and what-not, how does that really work?” said ski racer Mikaela Shiffrin, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time World Cup overall champion. “It’s good to know if you test positive or negative. But if we’re talking about being tested today so we can race tomorrow, but the results don’t come back for two days, it doesn’t really help.”
Then-Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson is an NFL running back. He’s also the father of a 4-month-old daughter, Kali. “If I go practice or play and I come back home with the virus, she’s not strong enough yet to fight something like that. For me, that’s my biggest worry,” said Thompson, who signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars this month after seven seasons with the Redskins.
“I think it would stop at some sort of vaccine to play,” St. Louis Cardinals All-Star shortstop Paul DeJong said. “There is a fine line between what (MLB) can do to protect us and some things they can do to kind of exert power over us.”
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