In the official Juventus announcement, Rugani tested positive for the new coronavirus and he is already an infected person. What kind of impact will such an announcement have on world football in 2020?
Just like us in January, European football's awareness of the new crown pneumonia epidemic has increased from scratch. From the perspective of the mentality of the fans, we can predict all the twists and turns related to the postponement of the Chinese Super League, AFC Champions League and Women's Olympic preliminaries step by step, and the five major European leagues will be affected by the epidemic. event.
As the new crown pneumonia spreads all over the world, such unexpected things have gradually become reality. From the game as usual, to the beginning of empty matches in Serie A, and then upgrade to the Champions League matches and other leagues began to appear empty. The suspension of Serie A on March 10 indicates that the impact of the new crown pneumonia epidemic on European football has far exceeded our imagination.
The Premier League began to postpone the game, La Liga is tentatively scheduled for two rounds of empty games, and more games in the Champions League will be played empty. The impact of the new crown pneumonia epidemic is still impacting European football's perception of it at an unimaginable speed.
If it is said that in the context of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, European football is only separated from its social attributes (empty matches, the team restricts other activities). Then Rugani's diagnosis of infection undoubtedly has an extraordinary warning effect. It should be pointed out that Rugani is not the first football player in the world to be infected with the new crown pneumonia. Prior to this, there have been confirmed cases of players in the Italian low-level league. On the evening of March 11, Bundesliga Hannover also announced defender Schub Sri Lanka is suffering from new coronary pneumonia.
But for the players in the five major leagues in Europe, the shock and warning levels of such incidents are obviously extremely prominent. Not to mention, as a player of Serie A giants Juventus, Rugani, the team he represents, the status and symbolic significance of football, can completely subvert everyone from fans to players in European football. This is serious for this epidemic. Degree of cognition.
Of course, this point of view has already been put forward. Inter Milan Chairman Zhang Kangyang has publicly stated his position before, calling on Italian and European football to pay more attention to the attitude of the epidemic. But judging from the feedback from all parties, it is clear that the Italians are more indifferent to this. It is already a good move to play games in an empty field, and even for them, the suspension will not be a priority option that they actively mentioned. After the Italian Prime Minister ordered, such "reluctance" can only become a reality.
At present, the Premier League is relatively the least affected of the five major European leagues. The Premier League has not restricted the admission of spectators. The same is true for the UEFA Champions League in England. Of course, from the details of the handshake and the inability to sign, the Premier League also Some changes have been made. In the early morning when Rugani was diagnosed, in the match between Liverpool and Atletico, the Anfield Stadium, which can accommodate more than 50,000 spectators, can be said to be full of seats. A crowd of such a level can be affected by infectious diseases. From a point of view, everyone knows what kind of convenience it will provide.
Although the Secretary of Culture of the United Kingdom has previously stated that there is currently no risk of postponement and suspension of the Premier League matches. However, the United Kingdom is also one of the countries in Europe where the new crown pneumonia epidemic is growing rapidly. As the severity of the epidemic in the United Kingdom further intensifies, can the Premier League maintain its current relatively calm attitude? The answer is obviously not necessarily.
Spain, Germany, and France have already implemented empty games in their respective leagues or in the provinces and cities where some teams are located, but the case of Rugani will obviously also have an impact on the league managers of these countries, even if empty. In a game, you cannot completely guarantee the safety of the players. In order to avoid the risk of mutual infection between players, suspension will only be the ultimate and most effective solution.
The five major league players have been diagnosed with infection, and the impact on other players is naturally immeasurable.
Before Rugani was diagnosed, Western media had already revealed that UEFA was considering postponing the next round of the Champions League. Juventus, the center of the Rugani incident, had a UEFA Champions League match against Lyon in the early morning of the 18th according to the original schedule. Considering that most of the Juventus personnel will have to undergo a 14-day medical quarantine observation, it is obvious that they cannot play the game as scheduled from the perspective of force majeure. Such incidents will naturally become a consideration that cannot be ignored by UEFA. The Champions League spans many European countries, and the pressure on epidemic prevention and control and the risk of personnel gathering are obvious. Now players cannot avoid problems, and the suspension of the Champions League is also It is no longer an unreachable shock event.
Previously, UEFA has stated that it will pay close attention to the impact of the new crown epidemic on the European Cup. What needs to be reminded here is, where is the opening game of the 2020 European Cup? Nowhere else, it is Italy, the country with the most severe epidemic in Europe. Italy will face Turkey in Rome to start the opening game of the 2020 European Cup. Today, the cumulative number of confirmed cases in Italy has exceeded 10,000, and the country has entered a state of lockdown. All stores except food stores and pharmacies have also been ordered to close. The 12 countries that happened to catch up with the European Cup were co-hosted. Faced with the severe epidemic situation in Europe, I don't think UEFA dare to take the European Cup to take this risk. The possibility of the suspension of all events has really appeared in front of us.
Having said the impact on football, let us refocus on the incident figure Rugani.
According to the official Juventus statement, Rugani tested positive for the virus, but he currently has no obvious symptoms. From the point of view of the condition, Rugani can be said to be an asymptomatic infection of the new coronavirus. So is there any difference between asymptomatic infected people?
At the press conference of the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council of China in February, Zeng Yixin, deputy director of the National Health Commission, introduced the definition and explanation of asymptomatic infections. Here I will list them again.
The "asymptomatic infection" of the new coronavirus refers to people who have no obvious clinical manifestations such as fever and fatigue, but who have tested positive for viral nucleic acid.
Simply put, some people carry the virus, but they do not get sick, have no obvious symptoms, and do not know that they are sick.
The asymptomatic infections found so far are mainly close contacts of the patient, and more often occur in family members.
At the same time, asymptomatic infections may also become the source of infection, which is the point that makes everyone most nervous. However, it should also be pointed out that according to China's National Health Commission, asymptomatic infections carry fewer viruses, their transmission capacity is relatively weak, and the harm of transmission is relatively small.
There are four main sources of asymptomatic infection:
1. Close contacts of new coronary pneumonia cases have discovered some such people during the medical observation period;
2. In the investigation of a cluster of epidemics, we may find asymptomatic infections in the process of carrying out some active tests;
3. In the process of tracing the source of infection of new coronary pneumonia cases, asymptomatic infections may be found during active testing of exposed populations;
4. When proactively testing people with cases of new coronary pneumonia, travel history and residence history in areas that continue to spread, asymptomatic infections may be found.
Juventus officials did not say what kind of situation Rugani belonged to. According to the official statement of being detected and not showing symptoms, I personally believe that the second type of active detection is relatively possible. It is precisely because of the serious epidemic in Italy that relatively richer clubs have more sufficient conditions to encourage and support players to take active tests (Mbappe had been sick for many days, and Paris Saint-Germain also asked him to To do the test).
So, for other Juventus players, will they also be infected with Rugani, what is the most clear point?
According to the new coronavirus pneumonia prevention and control plan (Sixth Edition) issued by the National Health Commission of China, first, asymptomatic infections should be quarantined for 14 days. In principle, those with negative nucleic acid tests on two consecutive samples (at least 24 hours apart) The isolation can be lifted.
Secondly, it is necessary to conduct an epidemiological investigation of the infected extremely close contacts, which means that when Rugani was in contact with the sick person for the last time, it will be extremely critical for other Juventus players. According to the official Juventus statement, the entire Juventus team has initiated quarantine procedures to investigate close contacts.
Juventus players who train and compete with Rugani can all be regarded as close contacts. In other words, the earlier Rugani has close contact with the confirmed patient, the greater the risk of subsequent transmission of infection by Juventus players. This also includes Inter players participating in the national derby, because in the game with Inter, Rugani Also sat on the bench. Although the two teams did not conduct handshake ceremonies, the player passages and corridors are also high-risk areas that cannot be ignored.
According to news sources, after the game against Inter Milan, Ronaldo rushed back to his hometown in Portugal to visit his sick mother and did not stay in Italy too much. But from the perspective of epidemic prevention and control, Ronaldo should also accept a 14-day quarantine and pay close attention to his physical condition.
After the outbreak of the new crown pneumonia, there is a rumor that everyone has heard more or less. That is, the damage caused by the new coronary pneumonia to the lung is irreversible. If this premise is placed on football players with high requirements for cardiopulmonary function, will it be more serious? Will Rugani's career only end early? ?
在新的冠状肺炎爆发后，有谣言说每个人都或多或少听到了。即，由新的冠状肺炎对肺造成的损害是不可逆的。如果把这个前提放在对心肺功能有高要求的足球运动员上，会更严重吗？ Rugani的职业生涯只会提前结束吗？ ？
What needs to be pointed out here is that for this rumor, the Ministry of Science and Technology of China has made a corresponding introduction. Wang Chen, vice president of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and an expert in respiratory and critical care medicine, said: Our limited observations suggest that lung function can grow or recover completely. Of course, further and longer-term observations are needed. I think everyone is at this point. Don’t worry too much.
Turning to Rugani, he currently has no obvious clinical symptoms. Although this does not mean that his lung function has not been damaged, it will not reach the level of critically ill patients. After patients with new coronary pneumonia are cured, their lung function can be restored to a considerable extent or even completely.
All in all, judging from the current situation, it can be said that Rugani's career will not be completely ended because of his current illness. Of course, this should be based on the fact that Rugani's physical condition remains good until he is cured. Under the premise. As for whether this illness will bring other damage to his body, which will lead to a decline in his competitive level. We can't speculate, after all, only he and the medical department know his physical condition best. We can only sincerely hope and wish that Rugani can recover soon and return to his beloved green field with a healthy body.
A few hours after the incident, Rugani himself also uttered for the first time: "You will all see relevant reports. That's why I want to tell everyone who is worried about me that I am safe. I am fine."
"I also hope that everyone can abide by the regulations, because everyone can be infected with this virus! We are for ourselves, for the people we love, and for the people around us, please follow the relevant regulations."
In the green field, Rugani is a fearless fighter. On the battlefield against the epidemic, I think he will continue to fight with the belief that he once was in the green field.
So what reason do other people in world football have to say "no"?