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U of I professor projects COVID-19 deaths if college football season resumes

University of Illinois professor Sheldon Jacobson was featured in an article on CBS Sports about resuming the college football season. In the article, Jacobson said that “he expects a 30%-50% infection rate of the approximately 13,000 players competing in FBS [Football Bowl Subdivision] this season. Based on his research, he also projects 3-7 deaths among those players due to COVID-19.”

Jacobson is quite the accomplished computer scientist (just check out his info page); he’s not alone in suggesting that returning to what was normal pre-COVID-19 is a dangerous endeavor. We’ve already seen the evidence of this in 14 players testing positive in Oklahoma. Are we willing to let U of I students get sick and possibly die just so we can watch them play a game?

Read the article here.

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