By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to San Francisco Chronicles’ Susan Slusser, Dr. Jay Bhattacharya revealed that less than 1% of MLB has had traces of the coronavirus. Members of the MLB workforce was tested with an antibody, beginning in Mid-April.
There were 5,603 people tested in the study. From the data, 0.7% had traces of the coronavirus in their body.
Major League Baseball has not begun their season yet. But there has been some rumors that the league could begin around July.
This is possible news, as it shows MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association that they can continue in their pursuit to begin the season. While this is a positive, there are still things that need to be done as the league wants to play.
Each host city has different restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, some areas are starting to open up, while others are on lock down.
This also signals that the baseball community has not been hit hard with the virus like the rest of the virus.
There has been a variety of speculation on how MLB will resume. There’s been speculation that teams play be split in Florida and Arizona.
While there’s been a lot of speculation, nothing is confirmed yet. MLB has not announced a revised schedule.
But one thing is clear, they may have to begin their season with no fans in attendance for the foreseeable future. The Korean Baseball League has begun their season with no fans in attendance.
Sports may have to be held with no fans for a while until the coronavirus cases slow down around the country. The UFC held UFC 249 on Saturday with no fans in attendance and have more events planned with no fans.