NFL To Postpone Several Games Over COVID Spread
The National Football League is set to postpone several games this weekend due to a surge in COVID-19 infections, according to CNBC.
The move comes as COVID infections and hospitalizations are rising once again. “The cases are going up,” Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday.
“We have an average of about 117,000 cases. We have an increase the percentage of hospitalizations. Deaths are still over a thousand. Then you have, looking over your shoulder, the Omicron variant, which we know, from what’s going on in South Africa and in the UK, is a highly transmissible virus,” Fauci said.
As of Dec. 15, the NFL’s COVID-19 vaccination rate was 94.6% of NFL players are vaccinated; nearly 100% of NFL personnel are vaccinated.
CNBC’s report didn’t mention which games would be postponed. However, on Twitter, handle, “Fox Sports: NFL” noted there is “talk about postponing multiple Week 15 games, including Raiders-Browns, Washington-Eagles and Seahawks-Rams, due to COVID-19 concerns.”
Also, the National Hockey League has announced it will postpone several games due to fears of the re-emergence of the virus.
Fri, 12/17/2021 – 14:46