(CNN)Because of a widespread testing shortage, Americans across the country with symptoms of the novel coronavirus have struggled to get tested. Yet on Tuesday, the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets announced that four of its players had tested positive for the virus, including three who had no symptoms at all. Last week, the NBA tested the entire Utah Jazz team after center Rudy Gobert tested positive, and another team that had recently played the Jazz also tested its entire traveling party. The contrast between regular Americans’ struggle to get tested and the NBA’s capacity to test entire teams regardless of symptoms set off a mix of frustration and resentment toward the elite, best encapsulated in a tweet from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We wish them a speedy recovery,” de Blasio tweeted. “But, with all due respect, an entire NBA team should NOT get tested for COVID-19 while there are critically ill patients waiting to be tested. Tests should not be for the wealthy, but for the sick.” Public health officials don’t agree with the mayor’s assessment, according to NBA spokesman Mike Bass. Read More The NBA postponed its season after a member of the Utah Jazz tested positive for… Read full this story
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