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#178397 - 02/20/21 08:22 PM Fans in the Stands does not increase COVID spread.
Coach JB Offline
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A recent study published on medRxiv found that having fans in the stands for NFL and college football games did not increase the spread of COVID-19.

medRxiv Study

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#178398 - 02/20/21 08:36 PM Re: Fans in the Stands does not increase COVID spread. [Re: Coach JB]
scsoccerfan123D Online   content
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Does the study say that social distancing (limited attendance) and mask wearing works? I'm all for it! Hopefully the vaccines allow us to return to normal attendance soon.

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#178402 - 02/21/21 05:44 PM Re: Fans in the Stands does not increase COVID spread. [Re: scsoccerfan123D]
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Main outcomes and measures

Estimating the impact of NFL and NCAA games with in-person attendance on new, reported COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents at the county-level up to 14 days post-game.

Question
Did NFL and NCAA football games with limited in-person attendance cause a substantia increase in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the U.S. counties where the games were held?

Findings
This time-series, cross-sectional study of U.S. counties with NFL and NCAA football games used matching and difference-in-differences design to estimate the effect of games with limited in-person attendance on county-level COVID-19 spread. Our study does not find an increase in county-level COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents due to NFL and NCAA football games held with limited in-person attendance.

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#178403 - 02/21/21 06:46 PM Re: Fans in the Stands does not increase COVID spread. [Re: Coach JB]
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It would be nice to get fans back in the stands, for the players and the fans. I hope the teams that can afford to open up masked, limited seating events are allowed to do so. Let's go!

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