I’d like to pose a scary, but necessary question: since the people who are dying of COVID-19 are dying because their lungs are failing, reducing their blood oxygenation to the point where they pass away, is it possible that endurance athletes are better prepared to survive the disease, should they get it? I realize there are other factors at play, but at a basic level, it seems like having a solid aerobic base might help someone survive the disease. I’d like a Coach Chad deep dive, PLEASE!
Oh and please excuse my non-technical parlance, I am neither a doctor, nor much of a fitness nut. I would consider my understanding more “enthusiast-grade.”