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Health expert: CDC's suggestion to cancel certain school sports, activities over COVID-19 ‘unrealistic’

Some health experts are criticizing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for suggesting schools cancel some sports and activities.

News 12 Staff

Jan 18, 2022, 10:44 AM

Updated 886 days ago

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Some health experts are criticizing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for suggesting schools cancel some sports and activities.
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The agency recently released guidance advising schools to cancel high-risk sports and extra-curricular activities, or hold them virtually, due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases.
The sports include football, wrestling and band.
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But an infectious disease expert is calling the guidance "unlikely, unreasonable and unrealistic," saying he worries people will not follow the suggestions.
The CDC director defended the agency, saying in a statement it "prioritized academics over athletics," and noted when its school guidance is followed, it can be incredibly effective.


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