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REPORT: Massive NFL COVID-19 Outbreaks Despite High Inoculation Rates; Boosters Now Required


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As we go into the winter months, COVID-19 cases will inevitably spike.

It’s foolish for anyone to think the virus will be eradicated, and the leaky COVID-19 jabs are making the problem worse.

Professional sports organizations provide a clear indicator that the experimental injections don’t stop the spread of COVID-19.

In fact, we can make a case that high COVID-19 inoculation rates have made outbreaks worse for these sports leagues.

Yesterday, the NBA’s Chicago Bulls postponed two games due to half of their team entering COVID-19 protocols.

Now, multiple NFL teams report COVID-19 outbreaks.

The Cleveland Browns announced the following players have entered COVID-19 protocols:

Placed on reserve/COVID-19 (6):

G Drew Forbes

TE Austin Hooper

WR Jarvis Landry

DE Takkarist McKinley

G Wyatt Teller

T Jedrick Wills

Placed on practice squad/COVID-19 (2):

WR JoJo Natson

TE Ross Travis

ESPN noted:

All eight players are vaccinated, a source told ESPN.

After Tuesday’s round of testing, the Browns were placed in enhanced mitigation protocols by the league, meaning all meetings will be conducted virtually. The Browns had a walk-through practice scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

Fresh off their Monday Night Football victory against Arizona, the Los Angeles Rams reported on Tuesday:

nfl.com provided updates on the L.A. Rams COVID-19 situation:

The recent spike in COVID-19 cases among NFL players continues to take its toll on the Los Angeles Rams.

Wide receiver Odell Beckham has tested positive for COVID-19, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday.

Beckham’s positive test comes one day after the club placed All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey on the reserve/COVID-19 list shortly before their 30-23 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Coach Sean McVay also announced Tuesday that his team has entered enhanced COVID-19 protocols and is closing down the facility through at least Wednesday.

Josina Anderson of CBS Sports and USA Today first reported the news on Beckham.

McVay called the situation “uniquely challenging,” according to Jordan Rodrigue of The Athletic.

McVay said all players who have been designated for the reserve/COVID-19 list have been vaccinated, but the coach expects the list to grow, per Rodrigue. Other current Rams on the list include tight end Tyler Higbee, running back Darrell Henderson, offensive tackle Rob Havenstein and cornerback Donte’ Deayon.

“There’s going to be more people that are affected by this,” McVay said, per Greg Beacham of The Associated Press.

Unsurprisingly, the NFL will attempt to exacerbate the problem by mandating COVID-19 boosters for players, coaches, and other team personnel.

Per ABC News:

The NFL is requiring players, coaches and other team personnel to receive a COVID-19 booster by Dec. 27.

In a memo sent to teams on Monday and obtained by The Associated Press, the league said: “Given the increased prevalence of the virus in our communities, our experts have recommended that we implement the CDC’s recommendation.”

The league’s requirement extends to all Tier 1 and Tier 2 individuals who have previously received the vaccine. The CDC recommends an individual who received a second Pfizer or Moderna shot to complete the primary vaccine series more than six months earlier should receive a booster shot. A person who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson shot more than two months earlier should receive a booster shot.

The following do not have to meet the requirement:

— An individual who is not eligible for a booster pursuant to the CDC definition.

— An individual who is in the 90-day test holiday after a confirmed positive COVID-19 test under the league protocols.

— An individual who received monoclonal antibodies within the immediately preceding 90 days.

— An individual whose “S” antibody level on an antibody test administered via BRL (BioReference Lab) at the club facility is 2500 or greater.

The league says anyone who is not currently subject to the requirement for boosters will be required to obtain the booster within 14 days of becoming eligible.

Teams were asked to provide booster shots to all eligible tiered staff as soon as possible, and to consider making booster shots available for player and staff families and cohabitants.

According to the ABC report, 95% of NFL players and nearly 100% of NFL personnel were vaccinated as of last month.



 

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