Super-Spreader Bowl?

The holidays are over, but there’s another event coming up that could lead people to gather together and potentially increase the spread of the coronavirus — the Super Bowl.

A new Seton Hall Sports Poll of just over 1,500 people from across the country found that while 64 percent said they won’t attend a gathering with people from outside their home to watch the February 7th championship game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 25 percent said they will. Another 11 percent said they weren’t sure.

Among those who said they were avid fans, an ever higher 40 percent said they’d gather with people from outside their household. The poll also asked if respondents expected the game would be less exciting because of pandemic-related restrictions, including reduced fan attendance, and 47 percent either “strongly” or “somewhat” agreed it would be, compared to 28 percent who either “somewhat or strongly” disagreed. (USA Today)