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QUALIFIED CROWD DOCTOR REQUIRED

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:04 pm
by gabriel
Well I never!
https://www.london-irish.com/news/quali ... ed/bp1935/
I'm used to population medicine but a whole crowd being ill is a new one.

I assume it will be to look after individuals who get carried away with excitement at us winning matches. Either that or it is need because we are all getting so ancient that in a decent crowd there is a reasonable chance of at least one person popping their clogs during the course of a match.

Scientifically we are less likely to get heart attacks amongst fans (males anyway) while we are in the Championship than last season in the Premiership. My friend Bill Kirkup did this nice study in the world of soccer but it is reasonable to think it transferable to rugby.
https://jech.bmj.com/content/jech/57/6/429.full.pdf