Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Sports

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By Rekaya Gibson, Rekaya Gibson - Author, and Sports Enthusiast. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears discuss the effects of the pandemic on sports. They share the latest COVID-19 and vaccination numbers from John Hopkins University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention respectively. They give updates on the COVID-19 vaccination rates for the NFL, NBA, and WNBA and NFL’s COVID-19 outbreaks. They share their thoughts about Brooklyn Nets Kyrie Irving and Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers decision not to get vaccinated. They also mention why college athletes are quitting basketball due to the pandemic. Lastly, they talk about what impact the pandemic has on women’s sports and female athletes. #KeepItSporty

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Sources:

Agence France-Presse. (2021, October 18). Around 96% NBA Players Vaccinated Against Covid-19: Silver. France 24. https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20211018-around-96-nba-players-vaccinated-against-covid-19-silver

Associated Press. (2021, November 11). Women's World Boxing Championships Postponed Amid Pandemic. CBC. https://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/summer/boxing/women-boxing-world-championships-1.6245788

Baccellieri, E. (2021, September 20). What Can We Learn from the WNBA's Vaccination Success? Sports Illustrated. https://www.si.com/wnba/2021/09/20/wnba-vaccination-99-percent-daily-cover

Bacon, J. and Ortiz, J.L. (2021, November 11). New Infections on The Rise in Most States; 2.2M Home Tests Recalled; Vaccinated NFL Player Sent to Emergency Room: COVID-19 Updates. USA Today. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/11/11/covid-vaccination-mask-mandates-pandemic-colleges/6380501001/

Buchmasser, B. (2021, November 9). Covid-19 Outbreak Sidelines Multiple Browns Players Ahead of Patriots Matchup. SB Nation. https://www.patspulpit.com/2021/11/9/22772344/covid-19-outbreak-browns-patriots-nfl-week-10-chubb-felton

Guardian Sports. (2021, September 29). NBA Players Who Refuse Covid-19 Vaccine Could Lose Millions in Salary. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/sep/29/unvaccinated-nba-players-kyrie-irving-lose-money-basketball

Kalbrosky, B. (2021, October 18). These Players Quit Basketball During the COVID Pandemic. We Asked Them Why. HoopsHype. https://hoopshype.com/lists/covid-retirement-ncaa-college-basketball-players-other-jobs/

Morgan, K. (2021, May 6, 2021). Covid: Many Female Athletes 'May Walk Away' After Pandemic. BBC. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-56979118

Wrack, S. (2021, October 5). ‘Not Just Surviving, Thriving’: Interest in Women’s Sport Has Risen Since Pandemic. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/oct/05/not-just-surviving-thriving-interest-in-womens-sport-has-risen-since-pandemic

Youngmisuk, O. (2021, October 14). Kyrie Irving Says Decision to Remain Unvaccinated is 'About Being True to What Feels Good for Me'. ESPN. https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/32397602/kyrie-irving-says-decision-remain-unvaccinated-being-true-feels-good-me

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