NFL 2021 The tests would be mandatory even though the players are vaccinated
LThe Delta variant keeps NFL leaders concerned about the growing wave of Covid-19 infections, for that reason evaluate the possibility of testing once a week during the next season.
A few weeks before the next 2021 NFL season begins, just on September 10, the National Soccer League recommended to the National Soccer Players Association that athletes receive a Covid-19 test every seven days, as opposed to the 14 days they already had.
The proposal also includes players even though they are vaccinated, right after the NFL itself proposed a mandatory immunization to the NFLPA. The problem is that the association did not endorse said request.
In any case the league contemplates more serious measures for the unvaccinated, Masks are required during training sessions, with the sole condition of removing them if they limit their ability to perform sports activities.
What’s more those who violate sanitary restrictions will be entitled to an economic sanction, as in the case of Isaiah McKenzie, wide receiver for the Bills who showed on social networks a fine of $ 14,650 dollars for violating the league’s protocols because he did not wear a mask in a training session.
Even so, the NFL medical director, Allen Sills reported that there are 99% vaccinated within the team’s personnel, while in terms of players, at least 93% already have the necessary doses. But things do not end there, since presumably there would be 68 positive cases of Covid-19 between August 1 and 22 according to data from Sports Illustrated, that is to say a 0.95% of infections of 7,190 people who received the proof.
“Let me be clear, I think vaccines are working, our NFL facilities are the safest places of our communities, “Allen Sills told a news conference.