Sir, I respect your service to this country. But we can not shoot or bomb our way out of a pandemic. There is no "foxhole" and analogies of war do no good with fighting this virus.VCU, and just about every university in the nation will be open for business in August, or September. Having once been a soldier of this nation I know we can't stay in our foxhole if we want to defeat the enemy, and this virus is our enemy. There is over five months before basketball practice starts, and the season doesn't start until November. I'm in the age group with the greatest death risk for this virus, but I'm sure in heck ready to see me some VCU basketball.
In order to get back to some type of normalcy, there has to be widespread testing, tracking of those with the virus, and social distancing. None of those three things are happening right now and will probably not happen by November. We haven't even gotten to the point where cases are going down, yet we are reopening the state. We are putting a lot of people at risk, even without the possibility of putting 2,500 people in an indoor area in the middle of a second wave.
I hope and pray sir that you really think about the risk associated with this virus. I really do not want to see you get sick because you wanted to see a VCU game. It's not worth the risk of your life.