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Monday, September 14, 2020

Alex Dickerson talks false positives and false reports

On Sunday, the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres played a doubleheader. They did that because a false positive result on a coronavirus test of a Giants player postponed Friday’s and Saturday’s games.

Alex Dickerson was that player, and multiple tests afterwards — including one at a hospital — proved that he did not, in fact, have the coronavirus.

But that all came after a few reporters had already leaked who the Giants player was, and even “reported” some rumors about irresponsible, protocol-breaking behavior by Dickerson that led to contracting the virus (that, again, he didn’t actually contract).

On Sunday, Dickerson opened up with the media. He confirmed that he was the positive test, and expressed a lot of hurt that the baseless rumors had been printed and perpetuated. Dickerson is presumably a responsible human, and has a wife who is 39 weeks pregnant. He’s been taking the pandemic, and the spread of the virus, very seriously (which is more than a certain member of the Padres who he faced on Sunday can say…).

Dickerson pointed out how harmful it has been to his family, due to the cruel snowballing nature of social media.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 14, 2020 at 03:10 PM | 0 comment(s)
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