Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Kids and sports during COVID-19
- October 12, 2020
Children benefit from social interaction, and participating in sports activities is one way to spend time with peers. It’s a chance to exercise and learn socialization skills.
“But most sports require close contact, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, this is creating a dilemma,” says Dr. David Soma, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician.
In this Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Soma discusses risks and benefits of youth sports during the pandemic and offers suggestions to minimize the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
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