Clay Travis: Sports Media Pushing 'Fear Porn' With Positive COVID Test News


Clay Travis: Sports Media Pushing 'Fear Porn' With Positive COVID Test News
Clay Travis: “We have accepted this idea that positive tests are major stories that have to be talked about on a regular basis as if they're particularly terrifying. Whether it’s Cam Newton, Nick Saban, the members of the Tennessee Titans football team, or any college team of your choice. Everybody loses their minds on these positive tests, and it’s a massive lead story on every sports website you can possibly imagine. If you’re going to treat COVID positive athletes as major news stories, shouldn’t you have to treat the return of COVID positive players as a major news story too? If getting COVID is a serious news story and treated as breaking news time after time, how is it that most players coming back from COVID isn’t even a story at all? This would be a fascinating study in media bias. How many stories were written about the Tennessee Titans players and staff members who tested positive for COVID, compared to how many stories are written about those same players coming off of the COVID list, and coming right back to play with no major health consequences at all? Were you aware that every Titans player who tested positive for COVID is now 100% healthy and back playing football? None of them without a single major issue at all from having COVID… That’s not just the Titans. That’s every major college in the country, and every NFL team too. There hasn’t been one single transmission of COVID that was tracked to a sporting event. NOT ONE… We don’t need to be cancelling ANY games over positive COVID tests, and we don’t need to be quarantining people who came into close contact with athletes who might test positive, because athletes are going to be fine. The average college athlete is under far more danger from the seasonal flu than they are from COVID. We’ve bought into this allusion that positive tests spell doom and gloom, when by and large, college kids have zero issue with them… We have to learn how to live with the virus, we can’t hide from it forever.” (Full Segment Above)

Listen to Clay Travis explain why the sports media needs to stop ‘peddling Fear Porn’ when it comes to their coverage of athletes testing positive for COVID-19, when there’s essentially no follow up stories detailing how these athletes quickly returned to the field 100% healthy and with zero lasting complications.

Check out the segment above as Clay details why the media needs to stop acting like one positive test is this horrifying breaking news story that will end terribly, as Clay says college-aged athletes and professional players are effectively at zero risk of being harmed by the coronavirus.

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