November 30, 2021

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Football has nothing to do with the Corona virus

The study by the Universities of Basel and Saarland confirms that the spread of the Corona virus in football, an outdoor sport, is infinitesimal.

quarantine in soccer? no thanks. Study of the universities of Basel and Saarland published British Journal of Sports Medicine and report it Sky Sports, denies a direct link between the practice of the most popular sport in the world and its spread Corona VirusThe chances of infection in the field are minimal.

Science: Football does not transmit the Corona virus. According to the research of the two universities, isolation measures for competing teams would not be justified if there was no close contact between the infected and the negative outside the context of the game. The study of 1,300 suspected cases of injury on the football field and funded by the German Football Association Deutscher Fossbul, covers the professional, amateur and youth sectors from between August 2020 and March 2021.

Coronavirus, football and field. Of certainty by the way, not even a shadow, not even this time. There were only 104 cases in which there was a “high probability” that an injured player had participated in training or matches. Specifically during the competition, contacts potentially capable of transmitting the coronavirus are rare and of almost insignificant duration: only in 2 of the 104 situations analyzed, transmission in the field could not be completely excluded. But be careful: the study of science precedes the spread of the delta variant and the protocols in place did not take into account the absence of symptoms …

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