Germany explodes: “20,000 tests for footballers is somewhat excessive”

first_imgThe Bundesliga wants to return to the playing fields as soon as possible. The road map drawn up by the highest German competition foresees the resumption of the championship by May 9, as long as it is possible to guarantee the health of the players. PFor this, there is a total of 20,000 tests that may be necessary to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. throughout the remaining nine days, a figure that is causing a major conflict within German society.The idea of ​​allocating such a number of tests to the exclusive use of footballers blew up health experts, that they consider it to be the most unfair taking into account what some people suffer to get a single copy. Christian Seifert, President of the Bundesliga, already stressed that doctors and health personnel had preference over all kinds of athletesBut the majority of society continues to see a kind of prioritization of the world of soccer over the rest in the face of such a waste of tests. “We could play again in the fall, when we have enough tests and nobody feels that they are depriving them of anything”, explained the doctor Karl Lauterbach in the German chain Sport1. Sports philosopher Gunter Gebauer went further: “There are too many tests taking into account the number of people at risk of infection. It is something excessive“He stressed. The heads of the Bundesliga clubs are of the same opinion: “Soccer does not occupy a special position. It has to go hand in hand with health and society “, he concluded in statements to the magazine Kicker.last_img

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