Red Sox-Yankees Game Postponed Because of "Major" COVID-19 Issues (UPDATES)

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Red Sox-Yankees Game Postponed Because of “Major” COVID-19 Issues (UPDATES)

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I don’t know if anyone actually needed a reminder that the virus that causes COVID-19 is still out there spreading – they’ve been climbing nationally for about a month now – but tonight’s would-be Yankees-Red Sox game is here to provide it.

The one game on the schedule today, a spotlight game coming out of the All-Star break, and it’s off because of COVID.

It’s been a very long time since we saw a game postponed by positive COVID tests, and there have been some cases this year. So this must involve a decent number of positives and some unknown spread from there. Recall, the Yankees previously had an outbreak earlier this year, even among some who’d been vaccinated. While the vaccines are not bullet proof, all available data indicates they are highly-effective at preventing infection and transmission, as well as almost 100% effective at preventing serious illness or death.

The outbreak will undoubtedly serve as a discussion point among clubhouses, perhaps even those – like the Cubs – that have not yet reached the 85% vaccination threshold. Moreover, with cases on the rise across the country once again, you wonder whether it’s going to be the kind of checkpoint reminder nationally that, no, seriously, COVID-19 is still circulating.

UPDATE: Just to make it official:

UPDATE 2: The situation:

UPDATE 3: The level of sickness:

Given all data available on the vaccines, this is unlikely to be a statistical coincidence. A reminder to all who need reminding and/or who are helped by anecdotes: the vaccines work.

UPDATE 4: The All-Star Game:

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.