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Bill Gates has some thoughts about coronavirus vaccines, Donald Trump claiming to be “cured”, and politicians such as Florida’s Ron DeSantis, who wants to open up sports stadiums for everyone despite a new surge in infection rates nationwide.

In a wide-ranging interview on NBC’s Meet the Press, the Microsoft tycoon, whose Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been at the forefront of vaccine development, doubted the president’s assertion that a cocktail of antibody drugs he received was a cure for Covid-19.

Unlike leagues such as the NBA and NHL, the NFL is not operating its season in an isolation bubble. And while there have been no severe outbreaks of Covid-19 – as we saw in baseball with teams such as the Miami Marlins – there has been disruption. The New England Patriots, who had to do without their starting quarterback Cam Newton last week after he tested positive for the virus, have postponed their upcoming game against the Denver Broncos after another team member came down with Covid-19.

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