Re: COVID testing for HS players


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Posted by Dave Reville on November 02, 2020 at 15:35:29:

In Reply to: Re: COVID testing for HS players posted by Coach on November 02, 2020 at 09:47:42:

: : : : : : Does anyone know of any event where COVID-testing is required before a high school basketball player can compete?

: : : : : Nobody does COVID testing. They barley taking temps at some events. These parents are exposing their kids for what. No coaches watching. Just people hosting events to put money in their pockets.

: : : : Agreed. We're putting our kids at risk for profit. Shameful and sad, IMHO.

: : : Kids aren't at risk

: : Read the recent stats - they are at risk and we still don't know what the longterm effects might be.

: Read them, have you? Kids aren't at risk. We do know the long term effects. We just don't know how long they will last. We do know that people with minor cases suffer no lasting effects. The people with long lasting effects are those that got seriously ill and doctors are saying that the long lasting affects have as much to do with the treatments they received as with the virus itself. It has been reported in the New England Journal of Medicine that too often the treatments being given to patients are harming them more than the virus. In the end, kids almost never have serious cases and therefore their lives and long term health are at no risk.

"Are there long term consequences of children getting infected with COVID19 such as subacute sclerosing panencephalitis seen in measles that presents 6-15 years after infection? We don't know!
This virus is 11 months old, so letting kids get infected is not a good idea. We've recently learned of myocarditis occuring weeks after infection. Letting kids and teens get infected because they reportedly are less likely to "not die" is unethical. I don't know what the long term effects are, but it's unpredictable and that worries me."
- Cleavon Gilman, M.D., Iraq-war veteran and an Emergency Medicine physician in New York City


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