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And just because you don't die doesn't mean it's not a big deal

People have gotten serious organ damage from this. Lungs, kidneys, etc. The kind of stuff that can prevent a future pro career for those who have those aspirations. I haven't heard of it ending any sports careers, and maybe the kind of shape most serious athletes are in helps them avoid organ damage - there's probably not a whole lot of data out there on that. But we're still finding out the long-term effects of this thing, and I don't blame any athletes who are hesitant to go back, particularly if they're not getting paid.

I had a family member who had this, and he very nearly died. Now he's older with a bad health history (and therefore more susceptible). But he lost a ton of weight and he's still pretty seriously affected by it. I suspect some of the effects he's had will be with him for the rest of his life. Just because someone survives this thing doesn't mean they're not going to be seriously affected.

(In response to this post by halleHOOjah)

Posted: 05/22/2020 at 10:36PM


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