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Dangerous Covid Complication Casts a Shadow Over College Sports

Aug. 13, 2020, 8:30 PM

A dangerous possible side effect of Covid-19 is looming over college athletics as some universities get set to take the field this fall.

About a dozen student athletes have experienced heart inflammation after being diagnosed with the disease caused by the coronavirus, the NCAA’s chief medical officer said Thursday, two days after the Big Ten and Pac-12 announced they would postpone fall sports.

Dr. Brian Hainline, the NCAA’s chief medical officer, said during a Thursday media briefing held by the Infectious Diseases Society of America that he was aware of about a dozen cases of myocarditis, a heart condition that ...

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