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1 seul cas sur 571,401 coureurs We know a lot more now than we knew in March about how Covid-19 is transmitted, and we know that people gathering in this way is a major factor in transmission.” There is at least some encouraging evidence, however, that shows that such events do not lead to the spread of the virus.

publié le 24 nov. 2020, 11:53 par Dorys Langlois   [ mis à jour : 24 nov. 2020, 11:55 ]

JAAF Study of 787 Races Held Since July Finds One Case of Someone Contracting COVID-19

On Nov. 9 on its website the JAAF published the results of a research report looking at 787 races and track meets nationwide held during the period from July 1, when competitions resumed following months of cancelations and postponements in the early days of the coronavirus crisis, through Oct. 4. The report documented only one case of someone who was involved in one of the races contracting COVID-19 in the two weeks following the event they attended.

The study surveyed 53 organizations including the JAAF and corporate and collegiate league governing bodies. As of Nov. 6, 47 of the groups had returned responses. A total of 571,401 athletes and 98,035 officials and staff took part in the 787 races covered by the survey. 529 of those events were held without spectators, and JAAF guidelines specify safety measures such as simplified opening ceremonies and race staff wearing masks and goggles when assisting struggling athletes.

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