In January of 2020, when news out of Wuhan, China, and beyond was all about the rapid spread of a deadly new virus, Leroy Sims, MD, the senior vice president of medical affairs for the NBA, was monitoring the situation while working at the NBA’s Paris office. Just a little over a month later, the NBA suspended its 2019–2020 season as mass closures spread across the country. Dr. Sims, who is also an emergency and sports medicine physician at Sutter Health in Burlingame, California, quickly got to work to help create the NBA bubble so that the season could resume. The first game back was on July 30, 2020.
Tune in to watch Dr. Sims talk to Patrice Harris, MD, FAPA, a psychiatrist and Everyday Health’s chief health and medical editor, about his journey into medicine, the incredibly intense months between the shutdown and the season restart, how he personally held it all together during this time, how it felt to make it to the end of the season with no COVID-19 cases, and his hopes for the future of healthcare and society.
Read more about Dr. Sims here: https://www.everydayhealth.com/black-health/health-changemaker-leroy-sims-nba-bubble-bring-back-basketball-months-into-pandemic/
Check out more Health Changemakers making an impact in their communities here: https://www.everydayhealth.com/black-health-facts/
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