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In the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, the NBA community did its utmost to contain the pandemic. In addition to the league-wide ban, teams do this to test their players and quarantine those who return with a positive result.
Quinn Cook, who wasn’t one of the two Lakers diagnosed with VIDOC-19, recently explained to us how the process works.
It’s the worst 8.9 seconds of your life, Cook told Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. It’s something I wouldn’t wish on anyone, but I had to do it. Our doctor did a good job of keeping everyone out of the way. The Lakers did a good job of keeping everyone out of the way.
Our doctor really went one by one and did a test on each of them. We all had the same reaction – it’s funny that we were all there when the group talked about the pain and discomfort. But it was something that had to be done.
Quarantine pod: The Lakers are protecting Quinn Cook – sources say he tested negative for the corona virus – from the testing process, as he remains as an isolated NBA player, tested against the general public and more.
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– Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) 20. March 2020.
The cook admits that he feels the side effects of the test within a few hours after taking the test. It was clearly something painful and unpleasant, but he too found it necessary.
Even if it is not the best experience, he is happy to know his diagnosis, unlike many Americans today who cannot get answers for lack of tests.
However, it is interesting to hear how this process works and what can be useful for all of us in the future.
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