BOSTON (CBS) – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a 100 percent vaccination rate. But Tom Brady is not ready to let go of his guard when it comes to COVID-19.
The 44-year-old quarterback recently revealed that he contracted the virus in February, and he said he expects COVID to remain a significant issue in the NFL for the 2021 season.
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IN his SiriusXM show with Jim Gray, Brady said that with full stadiums and player families flying into games and people generally moving around freely, teams will surely cope with COVID issues again in 2021.
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“There’s no reason to believe it won’t happen over the course of the season and I think we just have to deal with people being in and out of the lineup,” Brady said. “And we just want to do the best we can with the situations that come up, but they will be very unpredictable.”
While there are, of course, various steps people can take – getting vaccinated, avoiding crowds, wearing masks indoors, etc. – the virus has shown that even the most cautious person can catch COVID.
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“People who feel they are doing all the right things, unfortunately there will also be a lot of accidents happening at this time of year. So we just have to deal with it as it comes and then try to do the best we can, like we did last year, ”Brady said. “I’m still not someone who likes to go out too much. So hopefully I can be there all season, but we have to see how the season goes. I think everyone will need a little luck to get through this season. ”