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katmai

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Re: Big 10 Out
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2020, 10:14:39 AM »
Bottom line...without a liability waiver the schools cannot afford to take a chance on dozens if not 100's of lawsuits.
There are definitely concerns about lingering heart issues from athletes that have had COVID-19.  I am not a lawyer, but I would think if you give athletes the option to opt out of playing (and keeping their scholarship for the year), that would help shield  a school from the liability concerns.

https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/29633697/heart-condition-linked-covid-19-fuels-power-5-concern-season-viability


There is one small study that shows lingering heart issues on 78% of patients that have recovered from COVID-19, including those that did not even require hospitalization when they were symptomatic.  This disease is similar to the flu in its transmission, but it has a far wider impact on the body than a normal strain of the flu does.  There is still a lot that is unknown about this disease, and I think it is a mistake to be too complacent about its potential impact on people, especially when it still is unknown why some are impacted so much more severely than others.  I say that as someone that has decided to allow my three children go back to their respective schools for in-person learning, such as it will be this fall.  

https://www.diagnosticimaging.com/view/cardiac-mri-reveals-post-recovery-heart-damage-in-78-percent-of-covid-19-patients

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Re: Big 10 Out
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2020, 04:11:33 PM »
There are definitely concerns about lingering heart issues from athletes that have had COVID-19.  I am not a lawyer, but I would think if you give athletes the option to opt out of playing (and keeping their scholarship for the year), that would help shield  a school from the liability concerns.

https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/29633697/heart-condition-linked-covid-19-fuels-power-5-concern-season-viability


There is one small study that shows lingering heart issues on 78% of patients that have recovered from COVID-19, including those that did not even require hospitalization when they were symptomatic.  This disease is similar to the flu in its transmission, but it has a far wider impact on the body than a normal strain of the flu does.  There is still a lot that is unknown about this disease, and I think it is a mistake to be too complacent about its potential impact on people, especially when it still is unknown why some are impacted so much more severely than others.  I say that as someone that has decided to allow my three children go back to their respective schools for in-person learning, such as it will be this fall. 

https://www.diagnosticimaging.com/view/cardiac-mri-reveals-post-recovery-heart-damage-in-78-percent-of-covid-19-patients

Interesting study. But a caveat from the article in regards to extending this to college athletes. The average age was 46 and the statement was made that “Pre-existing conditions present among all patients included hypertension, diabetes, previously identified coronary artery disease, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.”

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Re: Big 10 Out
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2020, 04:15:58 PM »
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Re: Big 10 Out
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2020, 04:18:28 PM »
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« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2020, 04:25:10 PM »
Not a lawyer either but am sure the players would have to sign a waiver but any slick lawyer would attempt to prove negligence on the school or coaching staff which would negate the waiver clause

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Re: Big 10 Out
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2020, 04:27:52 PM »
Not a lawyer either but with all students on campus wouldn’t that be an even bigger liability than the athletes?  Also you forget about causation. How are they going to prove where they caught the virus?  Maybe it wasn’t on the field. I really don’t think lawsuit is feasible.

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Re: Big 10 Out
« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2020, 06:24:19 PM »
I hope you're right but would bet there are 1000's of attorneys foaming at the mouth just waiting to tie up universities in litigation for years 

 

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