“I don't think there will be a vaccine in the short term”

The return to activity in the world of tennis occupied a large part of the debate held at Conectad @ s de AS with Roberto Bautista, number 12 of the ATP ranking, the president of the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation, Miguel Diaz, and the director of the medical services of the RFET and the MAPFRE Clinic Ángel Ruiz-Cotorro.

Cotorro, who managed to overcome the coronavirus after spending 17 days hospitalized, He spoke of one of the keys that appear decisive in the return of tennis and in the global fight against the pandemic: the discovery of a vaccine. “I wish there was a chance to get vaccinated because we could be calm, but I don't think it will come any time soon. We have to get used to living with the virus for a while. “

The doctor also spoke about the fact that tennis players get this vaccine when it is discovered, something that tennis players such as Novak Djokovic have already criticized, who highlighted the issue after his refusal to be vaccinated. “When there is a vaccine, those who have not been infected will have to get it. If anyone does not want to, it is already a personal matter”, says the doctor.

Roberto Bautista also expressed his doubts about the return of the activity to the circuit, scheduled for the month of August in the United States, the country most affected by the pandemic. “I see it very complicated. There are almost 100,000 deaths in the United States and the return is scheduled for the tour there in August. If we play, it will be something exceptional, with everything under control, “said the tennis player from Castellón.