Saturday, September 04, 2021
The NFL's chief medical officer wants fans to know New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is not a doctor. So, when Belichick says something that's in no way backed up by science, you probably shouldn't listen to him. That's precisely what happened Wednesday. Belichick responded to a question about Cam Newton's release by saying a "high number of players, coaches and staff members" have tested positive for COVID-19 after they were fully vaccinated. The NFL's chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills wants Belichick " and NFL fans " to know that's not true. Dr. Sills and his team have gathered data over the past couple weeks, and it shows there are higher rates of infection among individuals who are not vaccinated, according to MassLive.com. "We released our data last week from the first three weeks of August, and that data has consistently shown higher rates of infection in unvaccinated players than in vaccinated players.
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