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Jay Schneider wants the spitting to stop. He sees players spit when he flips on an MLB game, or when he watches his 16-year-old play in a Minnesota youth league. It drives him mad. At the Mayo Clinic, Schneider is a leading researcher of how covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus , affects the heart. What Schneider is learning in his work troubles him with increasing gravity. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. It makes him wish even young, healthy people would take every precaution not to spread the coronavirus , and he knows tiny droplets of saliva are an ideal vessel for it. Baseball players don’t stop spitting, Schneider thinks, because they don’t consider, or ... Full story

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