Covid And Your Athlete: What You Need To Know
The Ilovetowatchyouplay.com podcast with Dr. Sam Maniar tackles Covid and your athlete. Our guest, Dr. Mel Herbert from UCLA School of Medicine and founder of EM:Rap.org, Emergency Medicine: Reviews and Perspectives.
Just some of the topics we cover with Dr. Herbert…
Understanding the long-term risks, associated with Covid and your athlete. Should your athlete have an EKG if they’ve had Covid? Is there a valid concern for the spread of the virus through youth sports? Fact and fiction about mask-wearing.
A must-watch, Dr. Herbert’s video, Covid, Not That Bad, Yet Terrible. The title is self-explanatory, it clarifies why Covid has been so misunderstood.
(The contents of these videos and podcasts are not to take the place of your health care provider. Always consult with your doctor first.)
Time Stamps For Topics
4:00 The latest news about Covid
5:30 Why collegiate and professional leagues are playing but not youth sports
5:51 Why is there such a large variance for what’s being allowed from place to place and sport to sport
7:33 NCAA Discrepancies in return to play
10:12 The safety of outdoor vs. indoor sports
10:56 How will wearing a mask indoor affect your transmission rate
11:31 How ventilation can help
14:14 Carpool/airflow & worst-case scenario
15:32 Is there any reason wearing a mask is bad for an athlete
16:46 What can we do to make playing sports safer: carpool, travel, hotel
18:42 Is there an added benefit to training with a mask
20:03 The scary side effects of Covid for athletes
23:35 When to get an EKG
25:57 What could make a difference – $1 antigen test
26:41 What are the flaws in the current system of testing and bubbles
30:00 Why so many colleges and parents aren’t doing what they need to in regards to returning to play
31:11 Balancing mental health with physical dangers
35:11 What is the future of Covid
More Resources For You And Your Athlete
Follow Dr. Herbert at Emrap.org, Twitter @MelHerbert
Follow Dr. Sam Maniar at Centerforpeakperformance.com and Twitter @sam_maniar
Follow Asia Mape and ILTWYP here.