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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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.”
Unlike football, which Dr. Fauci remains skeptical about, he sees no reason #baseball can't resume safely: "It could be done, it’s tricky," he tells @KCBSRadio. "I hope that they do it and they do it successfully," telling our #StateOfCA he's offered @MLB advice on #coronavirus.
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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.”