SMAC Sport Medicine Advisory Committee

Advisory on COVID-19 from SMAC (Sport Medicine Advisory Committee): May 21, 2020

SPORT MEDICINE ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATE: (Excerpt) General Statement on COVID-19 testing: In Canada, indications for conducting testing for COVID-19 have changed over the course of the pandemic, as case definitions have evolved, and testing kits have become more available. The high-performance sport sector in Canada is considering testing of high-performance athletes in controlled, ‘bubble’ environments.…

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Advisory on COVID-19 from SMAC (Sport Medicine Advisory Committee): May 20, 2020

SPORT MEDICINE ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATE: (Excerpt) The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is over 5 million with 2 million recovered and 325,000 deaths. Mortality rate worldwide is at 6.52%. We are continuing to see prolonged second waves in countries that had relaxed their restrictions and some countries that had relaxed are now restarting more…

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Advisory on COVID-19 from SMAC (Sport Medicine Advisory Committee): May 6, 2020

SPORT MEDICINE ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATE: (Excerpt) The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is over 3.7 million with 1,242,000 recovered and 258,295 deaths. There are documented cases in over 213 countries or territories. Mortality rate worldwide is at 6.93%. We are continuing to see prolonged second waves in countries that had relaxed their restrictions including…

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Advisory on COVID-19 from SMAC (Sport Medicine Advisory Committee): April 29, 2020

SPORT MEDICINE ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATE: (Excerpt) The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is over 3.1 million with 975,000 recovered and 219,287 deaths. There are documented cases in over 213 countries or territories. While some countries have slowed the doubling rate of new cases and deaths, other areas in the world are seeing these rates…

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Advisory on COVID-19 from SMAC (Sport Medicine Advisory Committee): April 22, 2020

SPORT MEDICINE ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATE: (Excerpt) The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is over 2.5 million with 690,000 recovered and 177,608 deaths. There are documented cases in over 213 countries or territories. While some countries have slowed the doubling rate of new cases and deaths (now at approx. 10 days in Canada), other areas…

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Advisory on COVID-19 from SMAC (Sport Medicine Advisory Committee): April 15, 2020

SPORT MEDICINE ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATE: (Excerpt) The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is over 2 million with 490,000 recovered and 128,000 deaths. Physical distancing and self-isolation are in place in over 50 countries and affect over 2.3 billion people. While some countries have slowed the doubling rate of new cases and deaths, other areas…

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Advisory on COVID-19 from SMAC (Sport Medicine Advisory Committee): April 8, 2020

SPORT MEDICINE ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATE: (Excerpt) Within Canada the number of cases continues to rise across the country, but the rate of new cases appears to be slowing in most regions although at different rates. Despite this, areas or clusters of sustained infections and rising hospitalisations are still occurring. In Canada the overall “doubling time”…

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Advisory on COVID-19 from SMAC (Sport Medicine Advisory Committee): Mar 25, 2020

SPORT MEDICINE ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATE: (Excerpt) Yesterday the IOC and Tokyo 2020 made the official announcement that the Games would now be postponed to 2021 which will allow athletes to have some certainty and reduce their training. Hygiene and Social Precautions: All Canadians should stay at home, work from home, and exercise at home to…

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Advisory on COVID-19 from SMAC (Sport Medicine Advisory Committee): Mar 23, 2020

SPORT MEDICINE ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATE: (Excerpt) The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is over 350,000 globally, with approximately 100,000 recovered and over 15,000 deaths. The number of new cases continues to increase rapidly. Over 32,000 new cases were reported in the world yesterday, with the largest surges seen in USA, Italy, and Germany. In…