Those are lousy situations for sure. But based on current statistics, the odds of any of those happening are close to zero. I know right now the death rate of those under 35 are .8%. The odds of someone under 20 dying are .007% last I checked.luckyirishguy25 wrote: ↑Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:36 pmHere's a hypothetical question.
Your kid plays high school sports, they contract Covid from a packed HS gym because everyone was dying for something to do.
A. Your kid spends 0 days in the hospital minimal symptoms, but their best friend dies from Covid. Was it worth it?
B. Your kid spends a week in the hospital with a quick recovery, months/year later lung damage from covid is discovered and they can no longer play sports. Was it worth it?
C. Your kid spends a month in the hospital with damaged lungs that require them to be on oxygen for the rest of their life. Was it worth it?
D. Your kid spends 2 months in the hospital in and out of comas suffering and dies. Was it worth it?
E. Your kid gets sick but its nothing and they're healthy and strong, a week later they can't get out of bed or breathe properly. You take them to the hospital but they're are no beds in the ICU so they have to be admitted to a secondary facility were they die. The rest of your family contracts covid and 1 more family member dies. Was it worth it?
So using those hypotheticals you provided, couldn't we make the argument that it's NEVER worth playing sports? Or doing anything for that matter?
A. Your kid is driving to practice and gets hit by a train. Was it worth it?
B. Your kid makes it to practice but is promptly struck by lightning. Was it worth it?
C. Your kid makes it to practice, doesn't get struck by lightning, but breaks his neck in tackling drills. Was it worth it?
D. Your kid lays out a friend in tackling drills but is fine. His friend is paralyzed for life. Was it worth it?
E. Your kid avoids any major injury but spends the rest of his life with chronic knee and back pain. Was it worth it?
There are risks with everything. Right now the risks of a high school kid playing football are as close to zero as you can get, at least in regards to the virus.