12 October 2020 952

What should athletes and sports doctors know about COVID-19 treatment and anti-doping?

Briefly about COVID-19 — (abbreviation for COronaVIrus Disease 2019), formerly coronavirus infection 2019-nCoV-a potentially severe acute respiratory infection caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (2019-nCoV). It is a dangerous disease that can occur both in the form of an acute respiratory viral infection of a mild course, and in a severe form.

What should athletes and sports doctors know about COVID-19 treatment and anti-doping?
The possibility of getting infected and getting sick is high for every person, including athletes. If an athlete becomes infected with COVID-19, he / she will need medication and maintenance therapy during the infection, according to the accepted protocols of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Generally, when athletes receive a recommendation or prescription from a doctor for symptom relief, they should check the prohibited status of the product in the sport.

While it is helpful for athletes to keep anti-doping rules in mind during treatment, the priority should always be to ensure that athletes receive the best and most timely emergency care. Athletes should never refuse or delay treatment because of anti-doping rules; instead, they must coordinate their actions with the anti-doping organizations of their country (in our case, the National Anti-Doping Agency under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan (UzNADA) after emergency treatment, in order to obtain permission for the therapeutic use of pharmacological drugs.

It is known that the most effective in solving issues of prevention and control of viral diseases are vaccinations-vaccination.

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