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Dr. Anthony Fauci Believes Baseball Season Is More Likely Than Football

Jul 7, 2020, 3:15 PM | Updated: Apr 26, 2021, 3:31 pm

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, waits for U.S. President Donald Trump to arrive for a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic, in the press briefing room of the White House on March 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in the United States, with New York's case count doubling every three days according to Governor Andrew Cuomo. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Dr. Anthony Fauci thinks that having a baseball season will be safer for the athletes than in football.

Fauci is a member of President Donald Trump’s Coranavirus Task Force, said that a safe baseball season can be done.

“This is something that the management of Major League Baseball is struggling with,” Dr. Fauci said on KCBS Radio in the Bay Area. “You know, the situation of creating a bubble where you test everybody and you keep them protected and sequestered from the possibility of exposure inadvertently, particularly from people who are without symptoms. And you continue to monitor them and do surveillance on a regular basis.”

However when it came to football, Dr. Fauci sees the NFL facing many challenges leading up to the start of the 2020 season.

“You could not possibly get a more contact sport than football where literally, on every single play, there’s contact,” Dr. Fauci said. “So that, therefore, you really got to monitor the play very, very closely and carefully, because that could spread very easily if someone is infected and doesn’t realize they’re infected.”

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Dr. Anthony Fauci Believes Baseball Season Is More Likely Than Football