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Why student athletes need a new playbook to stay safe in the COVID-19 era – The Conversation Africa

Kids want to play sports again, and who can blame them? An exercise scientist and physiologist explains why adhering to safety protocols is imperative.

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Kids are eager to play ball, and parents are eager to be back on the sidelines supporting them. But COVID-19 cases have risen in places where kids have been playing sports, complicating the issue.
Michigan, where I live, is now the epicenter of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. The resumption of youth sports activities has been widely implicated in Michigans latest COVID-19 surge, with 40% of new outbreaks occurring in K-12 schools or youth programs.
Experts also blame Michigans unprecedented rise to…

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