ECG tests has been required for students in Orange County, who participate in all kind of sports. Even Florida public schools who also plan to participate in sports must undergo electrocardiogram (ECG) tests as part of their sports physical exams.
This requirement was issued by the OCPS District asthe new requirement for the 2021-2022 season. The statement reads;
“ECGs will be required of all high school student-athletes prior to the start of their 2021-2022 FHSAA season. Through local medical providers and organizations, ECGs will be offered on high school campuses.” This also includes Low-income students who are uninsured. However, they can receive financial assistance to pay for the tests through Florida’s Primary Care Access Network website or by calling (407) 836-PCAN .
This new requirement was announced because several studies found that adolescents and teenagers who received mRNA vaccinations were seven times more likely to develop myocarditis”. An inflammation of the heart muscle that can cause rapid or irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, chest pain, weakness, fatigue, and death.
The U.S. President Joe Biden has also called for the country to move on from the COVID pandemic after nearly 3 years. He said this during his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, describing “commonsense steps” such as the new “Test to Treat” initiative that will provide anti-viral pills “on the spot” to anyone who tests positive for the corona virus.
The president also said his administration “will be ready with plenty of vaccines” for children under 5 once they’re approved. I think this is the right step and the process is good too. It is a huge campaign to keep the lives of children safe.