No Virus Concerns For Vikings Q.B.


Kirk Cousins says he's taking a survival of the fittest approach to the NFL season that opens next week.  He said in an interview that he does not believe face masks help limit the spread of the virus, but he tries to respect the concerns of others.  Cousins says if he gets the virus, he'll ride it out.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins said he's unconcerned about catching the coronavirus, with a worry on a scale of one to 10 that's ''about a 0.000001.''

In a wide-ranging interview for an NFL-themed podcast released on Wednesday, Cousins said he wants to ''respect other people's concerns'' about COVID-19 by wearing a face covering. He also said he's counting on his health and fitness as safeguards against the disease.

''I'm going to go about my daily life. If I get it, I'm going to ride it out. I'm going to let nature do its course, a survival of the fittest kind of approach, and just say if it knocks me out, it knocks me out.
I'm going to be OK,'' Cousins told host Kyle Brandt, who's also an NFL Network morning show personality, for The Ringer Podcast Network.

''Even if I die, I die. I kind of have peace about that. That's really where I fall on it, so my opinion on wearing a mask is really about being respectful to other people.
It really has nothing to do with my personal thoughts.''

The league announced four new confirmed positive tests among players and six new confirmed positives among other personnel from 58,621 tests administered to a total of 8,739 players and team personnel between Aug. 21-29.

Sixty-seven players opted out of the 2020 season because of virus-related health concerns.

with files from AP NFL