Hoopers Meet Heroes: Hawks’ John Collins and Atlanta’s Dr. Mitchell Blass

The people on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic are healthcare professionals, everyday citizens risking their lives to save those of their patients. They are the heroes right now.

In CloseUp360's “Hoopers Meet Heroes” series, which connects NBA and WNBA players with healthcare professionals on the frontline of the fight against the coronavirus in their respective cities, Hawks forward John Collins chatted with Dr. Mitchell Blass, an infectious disease specialist in Atlanta. They discussed how COVID-19 spreads and how players can protect themselves as they return to the court this year.

So many healthcare professionals are facing an imminent shortage of PPE (personal protective equipment). To donate, please visit GetUsPPE.org/donate/#online and choose the "Hoopers Meet Heroes" fund in the drop-down menu.

#HandCheck (wash your hands)
#HomeCourtAdvantage (stay at home)