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US tennis player Tennys Sandgren flying to Australian Open despite positive Covid test

The Guardian
Thursday 14 January 2021 05:43

The United States player says he first tested positive in November and tournament organisers argue he is therefore non-infectious United States tennis player Tennys Sandgren appears bound for Melbourne after Tennis Australia reportedly intervened so he could board a charter flight despite testing positive for coronavirus.In a series of tweets on Thursday, Australian time, Sandgren initially suggested he would not be able to board the flight for the Australian Open, writing “Covid positive over thanksgiving” and “Covid positive on Monday”.A lot couch virologists out there. My two tests were less than 8 weeks a part. I was sick in November, totally healthy now. There’s not a single documented case where I would be contagious at this point. Totally recovered!Covid positive over thanksgiving
Covid positive on monday

Yet pcr tests are the “gold standard”?

Atleast I get to keep my points Related: Bernard Tomic 'risked life' to qualify for Australian Open, Alex de Minaur wins Antalya Open Australian Open tennis feels hard to justify amid this crisis. A 1,270-strong entourage on charter flights to Melbourne, and yet 40,000 of country's own citizens still stranded abroad due to ultra-draconian arrival caps. That is a very warped order of priorities. Related: Australians stranded overseas say slashing arrival caps makes returning home 'near impossible' Continue reading...

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