High school water polo player Cami Rowan gets to work out in the home pool in Corona, California on February 18, 2021. - Loss of reference points, isolation, uncertainty about their future, depression, slide into delinquency ... young Californians pay a heavy price caused by the inability to practice competitive sport in the context of the Covid pandemic -19. It has been almost a year since the "Golden State" banned its high school students from sports competition, unlike academics and professionals, affecting 3 million school children. Hawaii is the only other state with a similar ban; the 48 other states of the country having since lifted their bans. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)
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18 February, 2021
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