NFL urges franchises to apply COVID-19 vaccine booster to players and coaches by December 27

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Athe bells rang around the NFL in total 37 tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, December 13 alone, an unusually high number according to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Due to the current NFL protocol, the teams are required to perform a weekly test on all members of the organization (players and staff) who are vaccinated and a daily test on the unvaccinated.

Very high number of infections

Normally, the highest numbers for the week occur on Monday, as this is when most teams schedule their testing for those vaccinated, however, Schefter’s report reports that the number remains unusually high. in the space of two full weeks in November (14-27) there. were only 72 positive cases.

For this reason, the NFL has demanded from its 32 franchises that all Level 1 and Level 2 players, coaches and employees receive the COVID-19 vaccine booster.

This policy must be supplemented by December 27. The rating was obtained by ESPN and mentions the following:

“On November 29, the CDC released a study showing that the effectiveness of approved COVID-19 vaccines may decline over time and recommended that all eligible vaccinated people over the age of 18 receive a booster. Given the increased prevalence of the virus in our communities, our experts recommended that we implement the CDC’s recommendation. “

An Omicron case in Washington

In the case of Washington football team, the report states that one of their Level 3 employers, who was infected with the Omicron variant, was isolated and is known to have very little contact with the rest of the organization.

Level 1, level 2 and level 3 refers to the amount of face-to-face interactions an employee has with players and other staff on an NFL team.


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