I think it’s silly that we’re even considering not having fall sports, as some exposure to the virus is necessary to start cultivating mass immunity, and more and more evidence is showing that being outdoors and getting sunlight helps blunt the virus (versus being locked in a room recirculating air with no exercise or natural vitamin D). I agree that certain segments of the population still need to be quarantined. Seems like common sense.
However, it is becoming more likely that fall sports aren’t happening. Our state athletic association established a task force to rank sports by risk in an attempt to accommodate most or all sports at varying times through the season. Tennis and golf for both boys and girls were deemed low risk, as was swimming as long as social distance requirements could be met. Cross country was categorized as medium risk, as was track, but track only in so much as certain objects were shared or, potentially, social distancing would be hard to implement.
Personally, I would be fine with switching track and cross country seasons, and letting the distance events do staggered starts by seed in track. No spectators beyond coaches and essential personnel allowed. Masks and distance still required when not competing. There’s absolutely no reason not to do something like this. We are mostly robbing our kids to save the elderly and those who have neglected their health. Of course there are outliers who have genetic hurdles to overcome.
Finally, it’s becoming more apparent that oxygen and rebreather masks are far more efficacious treatment than multiple hardcore sedative drugs and ventilators. Private doctors have had great success with hydroxychloroquine AND ZINC. All of this stuff is easily scalable for the masses, but it doesn’t pay well...