Europeans, good news: participation in sporting events does not create spikes in Covid infections. I study

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Attending sporting events does not represent a strong incentive for the increase in infections from Covid-19, according to a recent study

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Attending sporting events does not represent a strong incentive for the increase in infections from Covid-19. This is what emerges from a recent study conducted by a US university.





The encouraging data relating to the number of Coronavirus positives bode well for a gradual return to normal. This also means, among other things, a return to social events such as concerts, exhibitions and sporting events. A recent study by Georgia Tech and Harvard University analyzed data from 528 sporting events that saw public participation and, fortunately, found no correlation with positive spikes at Covid-19: a limited number of spectators would not cause the compartment of foci of infection.

(Read: The rock of hope: no contagion after the concert-experiment in Barcelona with more than 5 thousand people)

The researchers tried to estimate the impact of public participation in sporting events on Covid cases recorded over the next 14 days. Data was collected on 100.000 residents in areas where the events with the public took place, and this data was then compared with fluctuations in the number of Covid-19 positives in areas where such events did not take place.

Fortunately, the variation in the statistics for the two regions was minimal - less than 5%. The researchers therefore concluded that events and manifestations with limited public participation, in which contagion containment measures are adopted (spacing and use of the mask) do not lead to significant increases in Coronavirus positivity in the areas where such events occurred. carried out.

Before conducting the study, we feared that sporting events with the public would cause an explosion of infections - he explains Yesterday, who oversaw the study. - Instead, these results show that sporting events do not cause an increase in cases of positivity.


The study described is a preprint, which is a study that has not yet obtained the approval of the scientific community.


Source: MedRxiv

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