Posted by Cifss on September 15, 2020 at 07:47:43:
In Reply to: Updated COVID info - still too risky to play posted by Dave Reville on September 15, 2020 at 06:44:36:
: It’s too soon to resume HS/college basketball. There's still too much unknown about the effects of COVID-19. Even people who survive it often experience serious damage to heart, lungs, kidneys, brain.
: A recent column in the Washington Post cited a study in the New England Journal of Medicine. One of the authors of the column, William Li, was co-author of the study.
: " ...The coronavirus was found to infect and inflict serious damage to the vascular endothelium — the single layer of cells that line the blood vessels of organs such as our brain, kidneys, heart and lungs....
: "If covid-19′s vascular effects are widespread, the more than 20 million patients who have “recovered” could be living with serious damage to their blood vessels. That could unleash a global surge in vascular diseases, from stroke and atherosclerosis to myocarditis and heart attack.”
: Until we know more, we should not be risking our kids (or their family’s) health. To those who say it's a personal choice to take that risk - your "choice" ends where it impacts my (or my family's) health. We have certain restrictions/laws that we agree are necessary to maintain a civil society - driving restrictions, seatbelt laws, smoking laws, etc. This should be one of those. No one should be playing basketball - or any indoor, group, contact sport - until we get a handle on this virus.
that's why we pushed things back
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