There will be a turning point with the appearance of COVID-19 in our lives, both in society and in the world of soccer, which is no stranger to disease . "The disease, which has made us all humble, is dramatic but we have to be very calm with the steps to follow in the investigations," says Valentín Fuster, director of the CNIC at the last of the tables roundtables organized by the RFEF to discuss the effects of a pandemic.
Adolfo García Sastre, professor of Microbiology at the School of Medecine Mount Sinaí in New York, was positive about the possibility of obtaining a vaccine that both prevents virsu and minimizes its negative effects . "I am hopeful that the vaccines will work, but they will take time. To have a reliable one we will have to wait in early 2021," says who warned that there is a way to go to find similarities with cases of SARS-VOC since 2003.
Carlos Cordón Cardó, head of the Department of Pathology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai manifests himself in this positive trend. "We are seeing that 99.5% of those infected generate immunity and that in 100% of those cases immunity is getting stronger." It is essential to have the ability to test unlimitedly to control the spread of the pandemic. You have to know, once society is opened, who has been infected, who has protection, who has to be vaccinated, … ", he asserts." Importance should not be confused with urgency, "he stresses.
Araceli Boraita, Head of Cardiology at the Sports Medicine Center of the Spanish Agency for Health in Sports, spoke about the need to follow up on athletes, still asymptomatic, who have tested positive for PCR . "It is not good to go back to high-intensity training after passing the disease because they are more likely to develop late cardiovascular problems," he said referring to myocarditis, arrhythmias or Kawasaki disease.
Juan Morales, a cardiologist at Ripoll and Prado Sport Clinic and at the FIFA Center of Excellence, summed up the situation of soccer (and sport) perfectly : "It was like stopping a train running at once and now you have to activate it. You have to do it with a lot of head because we are standing in the middle of the beginning. You have to see how this situation affects the concentration and performance of footballers because they have been away from competition for a while. It is time to generate a compass to guide us on the right path. "
The experts agreed on the need to test in due measure ." Doing many blood tests on an athlete is not it's good. In addition, it can generate an unnecessary test, "says Carlos Cordón." You have the best doctor at home and you are yourself. You have to be responsible and not be afraid, "stressed the doctor.