Phil Kearns (64)
I expect ongoing players safety, and logistic issues will nix that idea. My gut feel is we will see no further pro rugby of any form this season.
cyclopath - given your medical background, what have been your thoughts here? In the digging around I have been doing (I am a science nut and back studying for my sins):
x It seems a good chance that a vaccine will eventuate but 12 to 18 months.
x It seems that social distancing and isolation measures have not contained the spread and will not, but will slow things down.
x Summer is anticipated to dampen transmission and virus survival, but in Australia ALL of our CV-19 cases have been in summer or the summer season shoulder. So we can expect an upswing through winter, though social distancing will hopefully moderate this.
x Given that social isolation controls are simply slowing things down, these controls are not likely to be removed prior to the vaccine being available and implemented in Australia
x At best that means the same measures in place right now, are in place end march 2021 and maybe through to september 2021
We are talking two seasons of rugby if the above is close to the mark.