The NFL briefs anxious players on Ebola ahead of the Giants trip to Dallas.
1. Guys will think twice about bringing their families.
2. Giants owner said Cowboys will get disease first.
3. The team advised that they are more likely to die in a plane crash.
By Toby Moses
theguardian.com, Thursday, 16 October 2014
The NFL is briefing teams on how to reassure anxious players, with the New York Giants getting help from Duke University’s Infection Control Outreach Network before their visit to Dallas to play the Cowboys this weekend.
The memo reassures the players that the media attention is out of proportion to the threat posed, and that they are more likely to die in a plane crash than from Ebola. However, if the players do come into contact with anyone who recently travelled to or from west Africa they are instructed to tell team doctors immediately.
“I think guys might think twice if they were planning to bring their wives or their families with them on a trip like this, because why take a chance?” said cornerback Prince Amukamara.
“But I think the team is doing a good job making sure we have all of the information we need.”
The full letter from the experts to NFL doctors and trainers was published in full by USA Today. It warns that the key risk factor is travel, and that there can be no transmission of the disease unless a sufferer has symptoms.
Two weeks ago the Giants co-owner Steve Tisch was asked about preparations for the Giants’ visit to Dallas, saying his team was not scared, but he replied on the subject of Ebola that “the Cowboys are going to get it first, so it’s to our advantage.”
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