Aug 01, 2020
Cardinals COVID-19 outbreak gets even worse after latest round of testing reveals more positive results
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ST LOUIS, MISSOURI - OCTOBER 07: A general view as a groundskeeper readies the field prior to game four of the National League Division Series between the Atlanta Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on October 07, 2019 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
On Friday, the NL Central showdown between the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers was postponed following the breaking news that two St. Louis players had tested positive for the coronavirus.
Fast forward to Saturday morning and even more troubling news has arrived for the organization. Moments ago, it was announced the Cardinals have had at least five more players test positive.
There have been several Cardinals players that have tested positive for Covid-19. Per sources. More than five.
— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) August 1, 2020The Cardinals and several other teams in the bigs have had games postponed due to the coronavirus
It goes without saying, but this is the last thing anyone wanted to see this weekend. The Cardinals became the latest team to be hit with disheartening coronavirus results, and for at least seven players to have contracted the virus so quickly will certainly raise the concern levels even more for commissioner Rob Manfred.
This week, Manfred said that if cases continue to rise and players don’t follow protocols, there’s a chance the rest of the 2020 season could be canceled. With the Marlins, who reportedly had players go out and party in Atlanta, the organization has nearly 20 positive cases.
Throughout the league, multiple teams have had players and coaches test positive, which has resulted in several games and series being postponed.
MLB postponements this week:
Phillies: 7 games
Marlins: 7 games
*Yankees: 4 games
*Orioles: 4 games
Blue Jays: 3 games
Nationals: 3 games
Cardinals: 1 game
Brewers: 1 game
(*Yankees and Orioles remained in action by playing two games vs. each other.)
— Scott Lauber (@ScottLauber) July 31, 2020
With the cases continuing to rise inside MLB clubhouses, it truly feels like it’s only a matter of time before Manfred and Co. will have to make the tough decision and shut down play. In comparison with other leagues, such as the NBA, which have gone off without a hitch thus far, baseball is at a significant disadvantage.Next: Miles Mikolas undergoing season-ending surgery is crushing blow to Cardinals rotation
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Foxs Kilmeade Presses Trump on Covid Testing Delays: Where is This Test? Results Are Taking Forever
During his extensive interview with Fox & Friends, President Donald Trump was challenged on why most of the country does not have the coronavirus tests with quick turnover that he and his administration get every day.
As Brian Kilmeade noted the ongoing increases in deaths and Covid-19 cases, he asked “what’s going on with the Abbott test?”
“If you got that 15 minute test that the White House has all around the country, you don’t make the Abbott test. Why can’t they flood the country with the Abbott test? Where is this test?” Kilmeade asked.
“We are 50 percent on the test, the Abbott test or its equivalent where it’s a 5-minute test and goes up to 15 minutes,” Trump said. “It’s a great test. By the way that test didn’t even exist until we came up with that test.”
Kilmeade countered, however, by saying “it’s like they stopped making it. I don’t know anybody that gets it. They are all going to these labs and it’s taking forever.”
Trump brushed that off in order to claim “nobody is even close to” the U.S. testing capacity before launching into his nonsensical claim that “when you do a lot of testing, you have more cases, so they say we have more cases.” He continued by claiming that new coronavirus outbreaks reported in multiple states are “under control” and “many states, most states, are coming down.”
Watch above, via Fox News.
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