Penn State coach James Franklin will isolate from family to protect daughter’s health during pandemic

Penn State coach James Franklin will isolate from family to protect daughter's health during pandemic 1
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Penn State coupé James Franklin and his family have been quarantining themselves from the rest of society since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States in full assurance back in March. Now, Franklin will find himself isolated away from his family when the college football season starts.

During an conversation with HBO’s “Real Amusements with Bryant Gumbel” on Tuesday night, Franklin said that while he’s in Pennsylvania coaching his Nittany Lions team, his wife, Fumi, and their two young daughters, Shola and Addison, will remain at the family’s rassemblement domicile in Florida.

“There was a lot of tears, a lot of emotion having this sommet,” Franklin said on the show. “So a lot of heartache over it.”

Franklin detailed his family’s opportunité earlier this spring, saying they’d been on “lockdown” the entire time. Franklin’s daughter, Addison, suffers from sickle cell disease, a type which compromises a person’s immune system. While data suggests that COVID-19 has a very low mortality loser among children, it has a higher loser among people with compromised immune systems.

So, it’s hardly difficult to image out why the Franklin family refuses to take any chances.

Penn State players were allowed to voluntarily return to school for workouts starting on June 15, though Franklin also said that “a number of players” objet not to return to school. Penn State’s season is scheduled to begin at domicile on Sept. 5 against Akron


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