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Pro Sports Are Returning. Their COVID-19 Testing Is Top Notch, But Is It Ethical?

The NBA and Major League Soccer are getting underway in their 'protective' bubbles near Orlando. They get regular COVID-19 tests and quick results. But that's not the case for regular Floridians.
Members of the Montreal Impact, wearing masks, take the field for their match against Toronto FC as part of the MLS Is Back Tournament Thursday in Reunion, Fla. Source: Michael Reaves

Florida continues to see record coronavirus cases and, at the same time, delays in getting test results.

But that's not the case for NBA and Major League Soccer athletes playing in the Orlando area. Their season restarts have included frequent and quick COVID-19 testing.

The discrepancy is raising ethical questions about the process.

Not helpful, and potentially dangerous

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has been criticized for his handling of the coronavirus outbreak, including opening the state early, in the beginning of May.

But this week, he's been sounding residents are experiencing

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