STUDY: Only .6% Of Major Pro Athletes Who Had Coronavirus Suffered Heart Inflammation

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A new study revealed that very few pro athletes who tested positive for coronavirus had heart inflammation.

One of the big fears that has been pushed over the past year is that playing sports might lead to athletes getting myocarditis, which is inflammation of the heart, if they contracted coronavirus. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

There was nonstop talk about this potentially devastating situation would spread like wildfire through college sports and the NFL.

Well, it looks like it was another swing and a miss! According to a study published in JAMA Cardiology, .6% of COVID-19 positive pro athletes in the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, MLS and WNBA suffered from heart inflammation.

More specifically, only 5 out of 789 athletes in the leagues listed above had the issue, and only three of them had myocarditis.

To put that into perspective, the chances of a high school football player making the NFL is about 1.6%. You’re literally more likely to end up in the NFL than you are to end up with heart inflammation from coronavirus as an athlete.

If only there had been people who spent the past year telling everyone to relax and look at the science. Oh, wait a second! Who is this good looking guy in the video below?

Stop panicking people. Most of the fear porn has turned out to be wrong, and it’s not a mistake we should be eager to repeat.