A Seton Hall University sports poll released Thursday shows Americans do care if they ever get back from the ball game, by a decided margin. Seventy-two percent say they will be chowing down on their popcorn and Cracker Jack from home until there’s a vaccine developed for the coronavirus. The survey respondents didn’t discriminate among leagues or seasons. Seventy percent say the NFL should not start up in the fall to keep players safe. Another 20 percent say players must be allowed to opt out of participating over fears of illness.
Vaccines for viruses are inherently tricky. The flu vaccine must be modified yearly, and in recent years the experts have guessed wrong rendering it less useful than usual. Vaccines have been attempted for HIV since it broke onto the scene in the early 1980s without success.