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When I get back to the sport – 3. America – the first patient, Russia – the last time

This is the last of the articles on the progress of the epidemic in the main sports areas of the world. Apparently, after all to normal life will return for two countries – US and ours.

After East Asia, where the pandemic has been largely receded and Europethat will start to play football, go across the Atlantic, to the camp of the richest professional leagues, the leaders of the world of sports business. NBA with the NHL, which was not given to hold the ending of the regular championship (clubs had to play a dozen other games) and the playoffs, in the case of final cancellation of the season, losing huge, billions of dollars. It is not surprising that they intend to stand to the last, and if I have to play at least until the autumn.

THE US “BROKE” A MILLION

That because of this hockey and basketball on the planet may be in limbo, Americans don’t much bother with the IIHF and FIBA it is not a decree. The problem is that the coronavirus, with a delay of a week or two to get to USA from China and Europe, there is arranged a dance which was not anywhere. On Wednesday morning, the number of infected people in the country exceeded one million – despite the fact that no other state reached the mark four times smaller. Too big a difference to write it on the size of the population, active testing and characteristics of the statistical calculation.

In General, it is regrettable, questionable “competition for the virus,” America is far ahead of the rest. Funeral banner of the capital of a global pandemic is long gone from Wuhan to new York, where with a particular outcome already ill with every 52 minutes- nearly two percent of the population! And it would not have strutted the headquarters of the NBA, declaring the beginning of the training in may, it’s more like a good face than a good game. Against the facts do not trample: as long as the epidemic in the United States went “on the rise” leaked a month and a half, and the damn virus even does not think to retreat. He continues to spread with nearly the same speed, and I trained well in recent days, data from other countries, no idea how Americans will be able to revive their hockey basketball early July, and even August. To cure one million people is not a joke.

Statistics of the epidemic in a major sporting countries on the continents except Europe and Asia

Beginning

Epidemic

Peak

epidemic

Just

contracted

Growth

5 days

Sick

now

Change

5 days

Stage

epidemic

USA

16.03

?

1 012 583

(1/324)

14.3% of

838 292

(82,8%)

+11,2%

stable

growth

Canada

16.03

6.04

51 150

(1/741)

14,9%

28 936

(56,6%)

+8,5%

slow

growth

Brazil

24.03

13.04

73 235

(1/2869)

43.4% of

35 608

(48.6 percent)

+68,8%

growth after

plateau

Argentina

26.03

15.04

4127

(1/10 889)

20,1%

2758

(66,8%)

+20,3%

stable

growth

Australia

15.03

30.03

6745

(1/3809)

1,3%

985

(14,6%)

-40,0%

the decline

Given the data on April 28. The main source is the website of Johns Hopkins University. The figures in brackets after the total number of infections and the proportion of the population, in the column “active” of patients – the percent of the number infected.

THE FIGHT IN FLORIDA IS NOT YET CANCELED

I think the NBA and the NHL even under the most optimistic scenarios will have to use some abbreviated-sealed tournament formula. Although if you play without an audience, purely the TV version (and apparently will), it will give organizers a chance to spend the rest of the season at neutral venues mostly in the minimum number of cities – those where the virus will calm down faster. For example, it is possible to actively involve neighboring Canada, which has already overcome the “takeoff” stage of a pandemic and will be released on so-called plateau. However, the authorities are unlikely to be enthusiastic about the prospect of the invasion of hundreds of players from through the infected States.

Although all the local horrors very soon, on may 9, the United States has planned big night of mixed martial arts – the one in which in April, was part of Khabib Nurmagomedov. After the transfer of the UFC 249 and replacement of the Russians to Justin Gati, the organizers still managed to negotiate with the authorities of Florida. This state is difficult to name the most successful in terms of the virus (31 thousand patients is more than in all of Canada), and however, the fighting in Jacksonville on the day of the 75th anniversary of the Victory, still remain in force. As two of the tournament ibid., 13 th and 16 th.

On the one hand, the event gives strong smell of the “feast during the plague” and there is no guarantee that the remaining week and a half its still not canceled, but on the other… And why MMA and Boxing, with their minimum number of participants do not rise to first – and not become a sort of saving grace for the large earth of sports for the next couple of months? Agree, 10-15 fighters with trainers and seconds is the story of an order of magnitude easier than the crowd of 30 hockey or basketball teams. Them much more real to transfer anywhere in the world, some of which soon and the fans on the podium again start start.

WE ARE THE LAST IN THE “QUEUE”. TOGETHER WITH LUKASHENKO AND ZELENSKY

Finally – on the sad, I mean, Russia.

Do not misunderstand: I do not pity a coronavirus that has unfolded here later most other large countries, and in many respects therefore, our mortality statistics is relatively vegetarian. But we all agreed that talking not about death, but about sport, isn’t it? About time, about “when this is all over”.

Now, I have to admit that this “line in the resurrection” we are in the tail. Next to miserable neighbors from Ukraine and Belarus, whose start-up barrier “one infected per hundred thousand inhabitants”, the epidemic also broke in late March. For us, as they said in Union, it is possible not to take. Although there is to take something already really nobody…

Of course, to the millions of American of records of Russia is still far – and thank God. But for the second place on the leaderboard of a pandemic, the country is moving as rapidly as confident. If again bent to catch up, to overtake.

For “active” patients we – already the sixth in the world, and in early may will be in the top 3. And most importantly – the dynamics: as long and vertically, as in Russia, a graph of the spread of coronavirus not “worth it”, sorry for the ambiguity, nowhere, even the state of rest.

And after all, we all have no idea what’s going on in the country. Is it possible to trust the data in addition to the Moscow region and St. Petersburg? Except to blame everything else in the pile, which I did below. By the way, Moscow and new York, the pace go even with the handicap, but almost neck and neck. In a good sense (of the world leaders in number of tests – 730 thousand in our city against 845 of them) that bad – the daily increase of diseases. Whitestone consistently adds two or three thousand a day, the Big Apple, and has happened twice.

The dynamics of the epidemic in the United States

The dynamics of the epidemic in Russia

Statistics of the epidemic in Russia

Beginning

Epidemic

Peak

epidemic

Just

contracted

Growth

5 days

Sick

now

Change

5 days

Moscow

20.03

?

48 426

(1/262)

42,7%

43 818

(90,5%)

+40,4%

Moscow

Region

28.03

?

10 231

(1/751)

40,6%

9846

(96,2%)

+39,9%

Saint Petersburg

31.03

?

3436

(1/1571)

39.8% of

2865

(83,4%)

+38,2%

The rest

Country

6.04

?

31 465

(1/3844)

64,8%

27 706

(88,1%)

+62,8%

Russia

in General

29.03

?

93 558

(1/1569)

49,0%

84 235

(90,0%)

+46,9%

MONEY WILL BE MUCH LESS

Begs the sad conclusion: epidemic of Russian sport come yet, Oh-Oh-ry soon. And wonder came, if at all. Tea, not America and not Europe, we are not a business, only articles of government spending. And with these costs expected nothing good – including for grohovskaya oil, now multicaudata at $ 20 per barrel. A clear consumer demand for sports in the country and before been observed, and now, I fear, will disappear and demand sponsorship-fashion. The state that rare enthusiasts like Galician, will be elementary not before.

I remember last summer, Alexander Loginov and some other men rowed with SBR regarding advertising spaces on gear. Ha ha! And the reduction of salaries to chat now you won’t?

I may thicken, but is still convinced that the current talk about the resumption of the championship RPL – complete nonsense, which should be forgotten, and the sooner, the better. American basketball and hockey, British and Spanish football cling to their tournaments because their resume can be a major injection to the economy of these countries as a whole. And in Russia, nor about what such speeches is long gone, we have – I believe my experience – the people behind the sport is not ready, he doesn’t care.

This is new York at its Knicks, Rangers and the islanders sooner or later will go. In July, in August, after a year or whatever, just a matter of time. And go, say, happily, with live dollars in your wallet.

That’s the whole difference between the two varieties of sports. One, the one that we have – state. Another as they professional. And the virus he is so random litmus. Smoke-confirm went.

source: “Soviet sport”

Source: sovsport.ru

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