This variant of the novel coronavirus
, originally found in the United Kingdom
, is about
50% more transmissible than other strands of the virus in the US
, researchers reported in the journal Cell in March
그만큼 CDC recommends children limit youth sport participation and follow specific guidelines when engaging in those types of activities
. The organization listed nearly a dozen different recommendations
, including minimizing the time spent indoors and reducing the amount of time players spend in close contact with each other
박사. 안토니 포시, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warned about the spread of Covid-19 among children who participate in youth sports.
“We’re finding out that it’s the team sports where kids are getting together
, obviously many without masks
, that are driving it
, rather than in the classroom spread
,” Fauci told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos 화요일
의 위에 “Good Morning America.
” “When you go back and take a look and try and track where these clusters of cases are coming from in the school
, it’s just that.
Staying safe on the field
There may be a higher risk of Covid-19 transmission in informal settings like after-school activities and sports compared to formal settings because people may be more likely to let down their guard, said CNN Medical Analyst Dr. 리아나 웬.
She recommends children play outdoors whenever possible and not share water bottles. Kids also need to be on high alert in locker areas and changing rooms.
Parents should educate themselves on their sports league’s protocols if a player tests positive, Wen said. Some questions she advises parents ask are, “Will they be contacted promptly if there is a positive case? How is contact tracing done?”
Wen said it’s important to stay vigilant as Covid-19 variants evolve
“With a more contagious variant, that means the activities we thought were safer are now going to be higher risk,” Wen said.