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Synaesthesia

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A vaccine in 2020 isn't happening


Even if exists that meets all the usual criteria for efficacy, safety, etc., (which it won't), there wouldn't be enough time left in the year to deploy it to any meaningfully large segment of the population. Even if you wanted to have just the games, no fans at all, you'd probably need a vaccine to miraculously appear not much later than tomorrow, just to have enough time to manufacture, distribute, and administer doses to all players, coaches, refs, trainers, basically all staff that might have anything to do with college football. Of course, college football wouldn't even be remotely near the top of the list in terms of who gets this hypothetical vaccine first anyway (military, health care, etc.), so it will take even longer for it to filter down.

For what it's worth, while I don't think it's the likeliest outcome, I can envision them trying to play the season anyway. I just think that if they did that, by November so many depth charts would be thrown into such imbalance that the landscape of college football would look like a potemkin village compared to a regular season, and it would be huge waste of a year of everyone's eligibility.

(In response to this post by squarerootofone)

Posted: 06/27/2020 at 10:50AM



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