"I would never have guessed for a moment I had coronavirus because this disease is affecting people in terrible ways and I’m not showing any symptoms."
"Again, I displayed no symptoms, and I was quite taken aback. “Are you sure you did the test correctly?” I asked."
Well, athletes: (a) have been tested fairly regularly for months, regardless of symptoms, unlike the general population; (b) are high-profile enough to make headlines when they test positive.
For these reasons, it's our best view into the mix of severity.
It doesn't seem as though this is the impression that many have of the risks.