Re: Updated COVID info - still too risky to play

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Posted by not new on September 15, 2020 at 12:00:48:

In Reply to: Re: Updated COVID info - still too risky to play posted by Personal Choice on September 15, 2020 at 08:58:08:

: : : 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

: :The psychological effects of kids not having interaction with other kids will be far worse for far MORE kids in the long run by continuing to just keep them at home and not allowing them physical exercise and academic learning.
: If you truly feel the way you do, then you should be isolating yourself and your family with no interaction with the outside world to ensure you don't contract Covid. That is your personal choice, but maintaining a civil society should and does not include social, economic, and psychological suicide.

How many viruses cause future complications in a large portion of affected people? Polio caused paralysis, but the onset wasn't years down the line.

Chagas disease is the most similar to this study's findings on Covid. Infected people who are left untreated (some don't know they have Chagas) are almost certain to have a heart attack, stroke, or other cardiovascular ailments later in life. However, these risks/symptoms can be mitigated with proper treatment.

This study was published nearly 4 months ago, probably based on early Covid patients. Pro baseball, football, and many amateur sports are going on with few problems. The study has identified the ailment, and a treatment is probably not far behind. The cases studied were likely severe infections, rather than mild or asymptomatic ones.

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