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No coronavirus vaccine, no fans

It’s been almost a month now since the sports world went silent after an avalanche of cancelations and postponements began when Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus on March 11. The NHL, MLB, and other sports have not been in action since mid-March.

Even though the United States sports leagues may be itching to return to action, 72 percent of 762 respondents to a Seton Hall poll said they would not feel safe to attend games until a vaccine for the novel coronavirus is developed.

Asked what they would do if the leagues resumed play before there was a vaccine, 12 percent said in the poll released on Thursday that they would attend but only if social distancing could be maintained.

Only 13 percent said they would feel safe.

The poll run by the Sharkey Institute within the Stillman School of Business was conducted over April 6-8. (REUTERS)