"Need to see sustained drop"

Dr Nikhil Verma talks COVID-19 research

Evan Heffelfinger
April 17, 2020 - 3:31 pm

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Earlier this week, the MLB announced they will be taking part in advanced testing for COVID-19 antibodies, with up to 10,000 players, coaches and personnel set to be tested. 

Once tested, the hope is to find out whether some players had the disease or not, and whether some are immune to the disease. 


One of those being tested is Dr. Nikhil Verma, Head Team Physician for the Chicago White Sox. He joined Bill Friday to talk about the testing, when sports can be back and more:

What is the purpose of the study?

At what point does he think we as a society can get back to a sense of normalcy?

- Is it practical to isolate baseball teams in a state to get games in?

- Is there hope that warmer weather will help stave off the virus?

Listen to the full fascinating interview below!