TAMPA, FL. – Tampa Bay Buccaneers finish strictly on Cameron Brate, who was diagnosed with the coronavirus novel in this section and has since recovered, called to attend workouts organized by Tom Brady as a “calculated risk” and believes he won’t be very different from the elected. to play this season.
Brate contracted the virus as the workouts organized by the players were underway a few months ago, but her boyfriend, Brooke, with whom she lives, began to show symptoms first, so he put himself in quarantine before diagnosis. his.
“I initially tested negative, but at some point, I caught it from her and later infected her,” Brate said. “For me personally, the only thing I experienced was a loss of taste for two days. So I̵7;m extremely grateful that I wasn’t one of the people who brought on some of the most severe symptoms.”
“The way things worked, I was still already in quarantine before I had a positive test or anything. I think the men kept working and fortunately I didn’t put anyone at risk, which was great.” said Brate, who has fully recovered.
Brate said the workouts, which were done several times a week, continued after he was diagnosed. He said the actors tried to be responsible for this and discussed ways to reduce the risk.
“It was definitely something we talked about, definitely something we tried to understand the best way to do it. I would probably say … we weren’t the only quarterbacks and receivers to do that around the league, although I think we were the only ones we had a helicopter above us focusing – that was interesting for sure, “Brate said.
“We just tried to avoid the risk of being exposed to each other as much as possible. We weren’t knocking, we weren’t hugging each other or anything like that. We were just getting caught outside and so it was kind of saying risk, calculated , we took that in stride. We did our best to try to keep our social distance and not really have too close interactions with each other. “
“I will say – the awesome thing is, if I hadn’t tested positive, I would still be living my life as normal and potentially infected by other people,” Brate said. “So that was the kind of main reception for me, it was how awesome that possibility was. I think that’s potentially the case for a lot of people as well.”
Now that Brate and his fiancée have recovered, they both plan to donate as much plasma as possible, something the Bucs actually approached. Recently Brate filmed PSA with OneBlood to encourage people to donate plasma – the liquid part of the blood. According to the FDA, those who have recovered from the infection have antibodies that may be able to help others struggling to fight the disease.
As for how he thinks the league is handling safety as players report and as soon as they start practicing, Brate said, “There will always be a risk of being involved, because you can’t hike social football from a distance. You’re dealing, you’re blocking, you’re drowning, spitting on each other, whatever – there’s just a lot going on in the game of football. ”
While no Bucs player has teamed up to play in 2020, teammate Donovan Smith expressed concern on social media two weeks ago before the NFL and NFLPA agreed on daily testing. Smith has since reported for the camp, on Tuesday. But Brate does not blame players on other teams they have chosen and respects their decisions.
“There’s really no difference between summer workouts and now – there’s no vaccine or anything. Everyone is dealing with the same risk calculation they have to do for themselves and their families,” Brate said.
“Everyone has the right to make their own decision, what is best for them and those closest to them. I’ve seen people around the league decide to choose. Sometimes, you read the comments and there will be a lot of negative things about their decision. And that’s very discouraging to see, because how can you blame someone for putting the health and well-being of their family first? “