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Study: Youth sports don’t spread COVID


While many governments have ended youth sports activities as a way to stop the spread of COVID-19, a massive study by researchers from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine revealed that there is essentially a zero chance of spreading COVID through a sports games.

The Blaze explains:

Overall, the study found that the infection rate among players was exactly in line with the infection rate in the given county at the time. Despite 30,074 student-athletes that had participated in 16,898 practices and 4,378 games during the peak of Wisconsin’s fall spread, the rate of incidence among those students was actually lower (32.6 cases per 100,000 person-days) than the rate of incidence among the general population of 14-17-year-olds (38.1 cases per 100,000 person-days) during the time.

Here’s the money quote:

Of the cases with a reported known source, 115 (55%) were attributed to 163 household contact followed by community contact outside sport or school (85, 41%), school 164 contact (5, 2.4%), sport contact (1, 0.5%) and other (3, 1.4%).

Yes, of the 30,000 people studied only one person contracted the virus through sports.

READ: Horowitz: Large Wisconsin study shows almost zero virus transmission from youth sports

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