Health Minister Adam Niedzielski announced on Wednesday that the latest restrictions will be extended until at least April 18. This means that stadiums, swimming pools, health clubs and other sports facilities will remain closed, while youth, junior and amateur leagues will be suspended. The government’s decision aroused strong opposition from the community. Journalists, experts, athletes and parents of trained children criticized Minister Niedzielski for insisting on this restriction-they claim that outdoor sports will not increase the number of coronavirus infections. More than 5,000 people have signed a petition to limit exercise restrictions for children and young people.
The professor said that foreign infections only occur when someone coughs or sneezes directly at the person who has just breathed out. Catherine Noakes of the University of Leeds, an expert in the field of airborne infections. The “Irish Times” daily reported that studies conducted in Ireland show that this proportion is only 0.1%. Of all infections, it is most likely to occur externally.
-When research ends and politics begins (in this case restrictions are introduced), it is often difficult to understand what the data is saying, but not what it is saying. Sport.pl, head of the research group of the Ma.opolska Biotechnology Center, said: Jagiellonian University.
According to Dr. However, the biggest problem is that it is difficult to accurately reconstruct where the infection occurred and then translate it into the risk of infection in a given situation. -The best we can do is to compare the frequency of pollution inside and outside the building. Here, research shows that most coronavirus infections and other infectious disease infections occur in closed rooms. Of course, it is also necessary to distinguish the infection “from one person to another” from the environmental infection, that is, to distinguish it from things that the infected person has touched before. He explained that it is difficult to measure the frequency of the two, which makes research difficult, but it is clear that infections occur more frequently in enclosed spaces.
-Now you should know how often infections occur outside the house and whether we can introduce restrictions based on such data. We have evidence that they happen, usually caused by human-to-human contact, but it is not easy to convert them to the risk of contracting the coronavirus. In the case of fans participating in sports events, the possibility of infection will occur in the stadium. It is smaller than playing in a closed space, but it will appear. At the same time, we cannot assess how the opening of sports facilities will affect epidemiological dynamics. We don’t know exactly what these risks are, but since the chance of outside infection should be reduced, restrictions should apply to activities inside the building. Mostowy pointed out that only currently there is no data to rule out outdoor infections, so whether in stadiums or sports fields.
-If you are infected, whether we vaccinate twice or not, the time and method of contact are important. Dr. Mostowy added that in a sports environment, the less contact between several people, the better the safety between me and others.
Jarosław Krzywański, MD, holds a similar view. -Indeed, it is very likely that you will not be infected with the virus during outdoor activities (ie at least one game). We know exactly what the transmission route of this virus is: an aerosol must be formed around the infected person, and you must stay in it for a few minutes, which is impossible for people who are engaged in a particular sport with us of. However, sports activities are not limited to competitions or training or competitions during competitions. If it is an organized sport, there is a cloakroom, where clothes are collected before a game or training, and then there is a meeting. These are the problems: not only are there people participating in the competition, but the situation is also true. No expert today would say that outdoor sports are a risk. But sports are organized by larger groups-yes-Dr. Krzvinsky said.
Marek Wawrzynowski, a reporter at the WP Sportowe Fakty portal, quoted German scientist Gerhard Scheuch in his Twitter post. He pointed out in the article “Deutsche Welle” that there is a way to use a cabin with changing clothes or toilets. He said: “Make sure the area is well ventilated.” However, Dr. Jarosław Krzywański believes that there will be further threats in this situation. -We have competitive athletes participating and participating in the competition, but they are in a certain state. They are in the so-called sports quarantine and must be checked regularly. This is a slightly different group, very special. In amateur sports, we cannot control whether people in class do not gather in the locker room or wear masks. You must answer this question yourself: can any society fully comply and reduce the spread of the virus to zero? Someone playing football on the field, playing volleyball on the beach or running and cycling does not mean that he will be infected. But all the “before” and all the “after”-Krzławski pointed out. -Although I don’t understand the ban on completely shutting down facilities, the issue of shutting down amateur sports is a decision I don’t approve of, but I will understand it. I have about 600 deaths every day and thousands of deaths every month, and I find that this virus is so contagious that every and even potential risk should be carefully assessed. Young, active athletes most often have asymptomatic or mild infections, which can be demonstrated by their antibodies, but their families may be the source of their infections. Therefore, they pose a great risk to them-he said.
Discussions usually include arguments about overweight, which will affect more and more people due to the impact of epidemics. According to the Ipsos COVID 365+ survey cited by Zip Radio, it has been as high as 42% since the beginning of the epidemic. The average weight of a person has increased by 5.7 kg. -The impact of the coronavirus epidemic has been widely discussed worldwide, namely inactivity, weight gain, and the increase in obesity in society. The conclusion is simple. The effect is already huge and will only increase, because this effect will not appear immediately, but within a year or two. I know that many people may find it difficult to engage in self-activity. Because there are no sports facilities or clubs to meet this demand, and it is easier to organize regular activities. But this is in the discussion. On the one hand, our physical activity has decreased, and on the other hand, the absolute number of deaths after infection has dropped. Dr. Krzywański pointed out that this will never end with a mutually beneficial solution.
Therefore, this situation does not help discuss the correctness and possible relaxation of the restrictions. -Now we must endure the third wave of pollution. The operation of professional sports is a good thing, because if it is also closed, it will be very bad. At the same time, amateurs have open parks and forests, where they can do many things unorganized. This has not been done as much as before the pandemic, but there is still no way to restore everything. The Poles tried to find a way to circumvent certain restrictions. I can see how many people suddenly become members of the national team in many sports. Although there are some positive aspects: because they have to obtain a license, they start to test each other. You can tell people: let us stay as active as possible. what’s next? I do not know. In about two weeks, we will become wiser-end Dr. Krzywański.