- Mar 13, 2015
I know the Nets said they purchased tests from a private lab. I'm not sure how other teams did it.I understood the players at the early stage. They had all been in several cities, had contact with lots of fans, reporters, staff in airports, restaurants and hotels etc. Identifying them as carriers was a productive use of the tests because it could identify more contacts in more cities than the average person. Remember, we don't have tons of random people running up to us, shaking our hands, giving us hugs, handing us pens, posing for pictures etc. All of those people could have been exposed. By identifying 1 NBA player, you could alert hundreds, maybe thousands of people who should isolate, whereas my old ass had close contact with like 7 people in two weeks lol
Another question I haven't seen answered was where are they getting these tests? Are they hiring private labs that can conduct these on a small scale, or are they using the same labs/tests that we would?