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Want to go to a football game? Get vaccinated

Want to go to a football game? Get vaccinated

The college football season is kicking into high gear, the NFL season starts Sept. 9, and the baseball pennant races are heating up. For the first time since 2019, nearly all stadiums will be fully open to fans. In the so-called Before Times, sitting shoulder to shoulder inside a stadium with tens of thousands of boisterous spectators — after a few hours of pregame tailgating — was a highlight of many fans’ autumn. But with Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths soaring from the delta variant, many fans are wondering if that is a wise idea. Kaiser Health News (KHN) and…
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Playing Through a Pandemic: High School Football kicks off in Georgia

Playing Through a Pandemic: High School Football kicks off in Georgia

There were several times over the past few months that Robin Hines, who oversees rule-setting for high school sports in Georgia, had doubts the football season could happen this fall in the Peach State while the coronavirus pandemic raged on. His worries spiked after July Fourth as positive cases of the highly infectious virus soared in the state, just as Georgia’s roughly 2,800 public schools were set to reopen their doors and student athletes chomped at the bit to resume playing sports. Two months later, most of the more than 400 schools that play football in Georgia have kicked off…
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