The current pandemic has led us in a state of apprehension. Besides worrying about our health and economic wellbeing, the crisis has taken away our sources of entertainment such as movies and bars– that gave us a distraction from the upheavals of life.
And most importantly, the lockdown has put a pause on professional sports!
Just like the global population, Americans enjoy a good game of sports. But due to the restrictions on social gatherings, major sports leagues and events have either suspended, canceled, or postponed their upcoming sessions.
However, it seems like we might not be able to see pro sports over the summers as well!
This week, Dr. Anthony Fauci, a renowned infectious disease expert from American shared that the only way to showcase professional sports events would be without an audience. He said that professional sports leagues such as MLB and NFL can be held. However, no one can be allowed inside the stadium except the players. He further said that the players and other officials’ part of the sports team should be tested every week to prevent contamination within each other and to their families.
Seton Hall Sports Poll also conducted a survey in this regard and asked Americans whether they would be comfortable attending a stadium for a sports event. Surprisingly, a major portion of respondents – 72% - said that they wouldn’t feel safe attending a stadium, despite potential social distancing measures.
Additionally, 40% of the respondents said that they don’t expect professional sport to make a comeback this year at all while 21% predict that it will happen – but without spectators.How would you feel going to a public event before the coronavirus vaccine is launched? Do let us know in the comments below!
Infographic by: www.statista.com