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.
Can college football stand even one hospitalization? A U of Illinois professor told me his statistics say 3-7 FBS players will die due to the virus in 2020. https://t.co/WaOpy27NgH
— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) June 30, 2020
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.
— Eric Topol (@EricTopol) March 4, 2021
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?
Started the weekend on Fox News talking about the incredible success of the college football season.
When we were told the season had to be canceled, millions of fans rose up and saved football. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/HKYfLJOdnF
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) January 9, 2021
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.