A second Utah Jazz player has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus a day after the NBA suspended all games until further notice due to irrational fears over the viral outbreak.
Donovan Mitchell, 23, revealed he was diagnosed with the virus, joining teammate Rudy Gobert, who said he tested positive on Wednesday.
Gobert playfully touched every microphone in the room to mock the NBA’s coronavirus guidelines before testing positive for the disease prior to Wednesday’s game.
Sources tell The Athletica NBA that Gobert is “feeling good, strong and stable” – and was feeling strong enough to play on Wednesday.
The National Hockey League and National Soccer also suspended their seasons.
Dr. Drew Pinsky blames irresponsible media reports for the unprecedented overreaction to the virus epidemic.
Dr. Drew is among the health experts who blame the news media for overhyping the Coronavirus while ignoring other threats such as the influenza epidemic which caused over 20,000 deaths in the U.S. since November.
Drew said the press needs to be held accountable for “hurting people.”
For most healthy people under age 60, the novel coronavirus causes only mild symptoms such as cough, headache, sore throat and low-grade fever.
The virus can cause serious illness among the elderly population, particularly those with existing health problems such as heart and respiratory problems or diabetes.
So far, the majority of the 38 deaths in the US were people who were elderly and chronically ill. The average age is 80.