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  • Joe, thank you for being on the show.

  • I want you to be a bit more specific and how this how this could actually happen.

  • From what I read with Ramona Shelburne article from last week and obviously talking to you, it involves PCR tests or something of the like where there's nasal swabs or throat swabs.

  • Or you could get the results within 15 minutes.

  • Could you really illuminate for for our audience exactly how all of this would transpire and how successful?

  • Let me be.

  • It's great eso Here's the deal, Stephen A.

  • If you remember, the Rose Garden event that happened a few months ago didn't go very well, they were using something called an urgent testing at the White House.

  • And the problem is, it can work for certain applications.

  • But we don't think that that's for us in California.

  • We didn't think that was good enough to protect our fans entirely.

  • Now the MBA.

  • That isn't their basic set of guidelines.

  • Our our basic plans has every fan for every game, every employee, every player within, say, Dave Game or maybe within 48 hours at the worst, so that we're catching them during the time when they might in fact be infectious or not.

  • But the idea is to test them all.

  • It would be expensive clearly to do it.

  • It would be logistically very difficult.

  • But the test have been evolving and started to get approved in August.

  • And by last night, in fact, we had 1/4 company that a rapid, PCR like technology test for home use this time was approved company called Loose Era.

  • So there now, I said, three.

  • There's now four of these, and they're all ramping up production.

  • They're coming fast.

  • There's probably 700 companies working on this in the world and all kinds of technologies.

  • And so the question on Lee question really is, is how do we implement this fast enough to be of use, But we think it could be done and so way have planned it for our fans and for our building.

  • We think it's, you know, potentially has applications in other industries and other businesses, and we're willing to pay for it to see if it works entirely.

  • So we do think it will work.

  • We've got George Rutherford from UCSF, who is the Tony Fauci of the Bay Area in terms of public health as an ally.

  • He's been working on it with us for six months, helping to design the plan, and we think it can work.

  • This is not 1918, it's 2020.

  • That's the key here.

  • It's not 1918, it's 2020.

  • Closing down the economy on Lee and waiting for a vaccine is not the only way we could get back to work, get people who really have lost their jobs and ability to put food on the table.

  • And there's so many thousands of people not just affiliated with the words but all sports teams, all entertainment businesses, all kinds of businesses and kids in schools and stuff.

  • And we need to use testing to help us do that.

  • And the testing is the technologies air coming along very, very quickly.

  • They're getting approved by the FDA, which is done a tremendous job and the very aggressive and so we think it could work well.

  • That's very encouraging, especially given progress on the vaccine and the level of effectiveness.

  • And of course, until then, it was always going to be contact tracing and if you have rapid tests that are much more effective and readily accessible.

  • That's great.

  • It doesn't surprise me.

  • The Warriors seem to be in better hands in certain respects in the federal government, at least by training.

  • You actually have a degree in the epidemiology from U.

  • C.

  • L.

  • A.

  • By the way, you're not a neural radiologist or whoever is advising the White House and maybe with more competent leadership in the executive level, things will be better all around.

  • Let me ask you something that Dana White said when I asked him, I wanna put it to you how the UFC was able.

  • Thio put on events so early on when other sports leaves weren't.

  • Obviously, they're far fewer participants than in basketball, he said.

  • I'm not scared to spend money, and his advice to commissioners of other leagues are.

  • You can't be scared to spend the money.

  • Scared money don't make money.

  • What does this cost?

  • Can you go over that again to get your hands on rapid PCR tests for everyone who enters the building to get to 50% capacity?

  • Well, no other team, probably in American sports or maybe in the world has proposed what we're proposing up until now, but that's because these tests were just being developed, just being approved there, just scaling up in terms of manufacturing capacity.

  • And I think now we're getting very close.

  • We have enough.

  • We could get enough capacity on other teams if they wanted to do this and recognize that every state Max is different.

  • Every populist is different.

  • You may not have to do this in Texas.

  • You may not have to do this in Florida, but in California we think we're gonna have to do it, at least for now.

  • Until the vaccine comes on.

  • DSO it's the testing is available.

  • More and more companies, a big approved the price is gonna minds were going up in terms of capacity very, very rapidly.

  • The number of companies getting approved with similar tests and the prices are going to come down very, very quickly.

  • So I think it is very possible to do in a very near term, and we're hoping to do that in the near term.

  • Joe, I got a two part question here.

  • A.

  • I want to know whether I believe I read that you that you guys have spoken to the governor Gavin Newsom in California.

  • I wanted to know.

  • How receptive has he appeared to all of this?

  • And be, How did you get to the 50% capacity, as opposed to 25% or 75%?

  • Why the 50?

  • But why the number at 50%.

  • So Stephen A.

  • That's a great question, and I'm just gonna tell you personally, I and George Rutherford from UCSF was working us for six months.

  • We believe we could do 100% now.

  • That sounds crazy, I'm sure, to the public health officials.

  • But it's not what the level of what's going on outside in the community that's important.

  • It's what is gonna happen inside the arena.

  • Will there be a possibility of community spread?

  • We don't we want it to be safe, but anybody who's going into that building will be tested with a highly highly, uh, you know, accurate test day of the game.

  • Hopefully, in fact, with this new home tests being approved, they could even do it at home the day off.

  • If you can get these tests all out there fast enough, and so it's it's the kind of thing where we think we can get it out there.

  • We can do it of the governor.

  • You asked about the response?

  • Uh, Raymond Ridder.

  • You know, our PR guy always trying to keep me from getting in trouble here today.

  • So look, I'm not trying to put down the state or the city or anybody else.

  • I understand why their job is to look at the tools that they're used to, which is shutting down, shutting down and waiting for the vaccine.

  • But there are other tools that are available and they're coming fast.

  • We happen to know about them.

  • The MBA happens to know about them.

  • They've been testing them all summer.

  • We did the bubble with, you know, a tremendous amount of testing this summer, and not one person inside that bubble got the disease.

  • Think about that.

  • That's an incredible achievement.

  • The N B A is an incredible league.

  • The way they were able to do this, and we're basically extending that concept to the local arenas, we just test everybody.

  • Also wear masks also have tremendous ventilation in the building, so it's not as if that's the only thing we're doing.

  • But we think we can keep all of the cases anybody's infectious or even near infectious even asymptomatic.

  • We can keep them out of the building, and that building can be safe.

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Joe, thank you for being on the show.

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