In the night of Superbowl, a group of doctors in the Bay Area was busy doing the test for the coronavirus case of coronavirus. They bring the patient to UCSF and worked overnight, and in the morning two were tested positive. Experts said if the Niners win it all it could be pass to others when people go out to the street for a certain celebration.
It may go down in the annals as being a brutal sports loss,” said Dr. Bob Wachter, the chair of UCSF’s department of medicine, “but one that may have saved lives.”
The San Francisco Niners had a 20-10 lead in the fourth quarter with seven minutes left. Until Patrick Mahomes led the epic comeback as he set up Sammy Watkins for 38 yards pass and another pass to Damien Williams for a touchdown. The Kansas City Chiefs win 31-20.
The public health expert points out that the virus spread easily to the mass gathering. San Francisco has been praised for the response they did to prevent the spread of the virus. The local government canceled events. Then the outcome of football also helps.
“Some of it was lucky breaks,” said Wachter, “and this may be one of the lucky breaks that spared us from a much worse fate.”
According to statistics, when the Golden State Warriors having a victory parade in one of their recent championships, the crowd estimated 500, 000 to 1.5 million in the streets.
If one person had it and spread it to a number of people at the parade, that could’ve had an impact on the epidemic trajectory,” said Carl Bergstrom, a University of Washington biology professor.
The Niners maybe a loser, but the San Francisco won. Thanks to Mahomes’ clutch genes, he saves millions of lives.