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I am surprised by the responses in this thread.   Assuming asymptomatic, this is an ok occurrence, happens before the start of the season, and will likely have immunity the rest of the season.  If I were the baseball players I would be tempted assuming I had no one else at risk, to have gotten the virus back in june, and then quarantined myself for 2 weeks.  Then there would be minimal risk to effect the season, the downside is if someone had severe complications.  The team is going to be affected by someone contracting covid during the season, right now we have 3-4 players who we know will not. 

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I am surprised by the responses in this thread.   Assuming asymptomatic, this is an ok occurrence, happens before the start of the season, and will likely have immunity the rest of the season.  If I were the baseball players I would be tempted assuming I had no one else at risk, to have gotten the virus back in june, and then quarantined myself for 2 weeks.  Then there would be minimal risk to effect the season, the downside is if someone had severe complications.  The team is going to be affected by someone contracting covid during the season, right now we have 3-4 players who we know will not. 

 

If you eliminate uncertainties, sure, but as you alluded to, there's no guaranteeing a player who contracts the virus is not going to have complications. Additionally, at this time it appears antibodies only last for so long. It is possible to test positive, recover, then test positive a second time some point down the road.

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If you eliminate uncertainties, sure, but as you alluded to, there's no guaranteeing a player who contracts the virus is not going to have complications. Additionally, at this time it appears antibodies only last for so long. It is possible to test positive, recover, then test positive a second time some point down the road.

was this an anti-body test or a positive test? There are pretty big differences and unfortunately plenty of states as well as the CDC have been conflating the results.

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was this an anti-body test or a positive test? There are pretty big differences and unfortunately plenty of states as well as the CDC have been conflating the results.

 

I don't believe players are being tested for antibodies at this time.

 

Keeping this to the context of baseball, MLB will continue to regularly test players who have previously tested positive. If they test positive a second time, they will have to go through the quarantine/two negative tests/approval process again prior to returning to work.

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I am surprised by the responses in this thread.   Assuming asymptomatic, this is an ok occurrence, happens before the start of the season, and will likely have immunity the rest of the season.  If I were the baseball players I would be tempted assuming I had no one else at risk, to have gotten the virus back in june, and then quarantined myself for 2 weeks.  Then there would be minimal risk to effect the season, the downside is if someone had severe complications.  The team is going to be affected by someone contracting covid during the season, right now we have 3-4 players who we know will not. 

Viruses mutate. People can get the flu or common cold, several times in a season, even with a vaccine.

 

Unfortunately we still aren't sure yet if Covid is like Measles, or if Covid is like Flu, or somewhere in the middle.

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If you eliminate uncertainties, sure, but as you alluded to, there's no guaranteeing a player who contracts the virus is not going to have complications. Additionally, at this time it appears antibodies only last for so long. It is possible to test positive, recover, then test positive a second time some point down the road.

Antibodies generally last at minimum 6-9 months, similar to flu vaccines.  I sure hope the season is done by December.  The bigger issue is if there are different strains caused by mutations. 

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As new cases nationwide skyrocket, there is a growing concern that the MLB season (and other pro sports) will be stalled before it starts or possibly end abruptly.

 

Spring traing was halted when new cases per day was at the 10,000 per day level. Yesterday there were 60,000 new cases. Three different states (that host a total of 8 MLB teams) have reported more than 50,000 cases in the last 7 days.

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As new cases nationwide skyrocket, there is a growing concern that the MLB season (and other pro sports) will be stalled before it starts or possibly end abruptly.

Spring traing was halted when new cases per day was at the 10,000 per day level. Yesterday there were 60,000 new cases. Three different states (that host a total of 8 MLB teams) have reported more than 50,000 cases in the last 7 days.

Course there were hardly any tests back in March. Now testing is widely available. 

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