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Friday, 3 July 2020

Brendan Schaub contracts COVID-19 after downplaying threat of virus


Thanks to Joe Rogan’s assistance and his own 11-fight career as a UFC Heavyweight, Brendan Schaub has established himself as one of the more broadcasted voices in MMA. His podcast, “The Fighter And The Kid,” is quite successful, and Schaub has also appeared on Showtime as an analyst and comedian.
What Schaub is not, however, is a scientist or disease researcher. Despite his qualifications falling outside the realm of epidemiology, Schaub has nevertheless repeatedly spoken out about the COVID-19 pandemic, arguing about statistics and generally downplaying the entire thing.
In the clip above, Schaub argues for holding UFC events, “Let’s say all of them got Corona ... worst-case scenario, everyone on the card got Corona. 97% chance, they’re going to be fine. Would you bet on that? Look at the chance you getting in a car wreck on the way to work ... that’s the way I look at it, just stats. I take my emotions out of it and look at the stats. Yeah, I’d put it on.”
As it turns out, Schaub’s lack of concern for the virus did not keep him safe. Schaub recently admitted that he contracted COVID-19, though he believes himself to be “almost 100%” after a three day battle with the virus.
Will Schaub’s brush with the virus change his perspective? Somehow, I doubt it. However, it should at least be more difficult for Schaub to write it off as a hoax entirely after his own experience. 

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