MLW's Chief Medical Physician Gives An Update On The Potential Of The League Reopening

Major League Wrestling has been one of the many promotions that have refused to resume events until the COVID-19 pandemic is more under control.

Speaking with MLW.com, the chief medical physician of MLW, Dr. Sweglar opened up about the possibility of returning to events and even spoke about the broader picture of a vaccine for COVID-19.

“We’ve seen some sports league find success while some have struggled this summer with their restarts,” said Dr. Sweglar. “Our approach has been to be as careful as possible in evaluating the league’s timeline to a return to competition.”

While progress has been made in tests and treatments, a vaccine still leaves many questions.

“A vaccine is a tool, of sorts, to control the virus,” continued Dr. Sweglar. “There is great possibility the vaccine won’t be 98% effective and could perhaps be as low as 50% effective, which would be the floor for FDA approval. There’s also an outside possibility efficacy alludes us for some time. There is a possibility the virus may never be eliminated. But we can bring the virus to low levels, which would end the pandemic and allow this to be more controlled.”

In the meantime, MLW has remained steady producing content like Underground and Pulp Fusion on their YouTube channel.

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