Lead physician on coronavirus task force says sports can return under certain conditions
Despite what you may have heard from that anonymous user on social media, there’s a good chance sports will be played again in the near future.
You don’t have to take our word for it though, just look at what Dr. Anthony Fauci, the lead physician on the coronavirus task force, had to say during a recent appearance on “Good Luck America” video series when asked if Major League Baseball, college football and the NFL can be played this year.
“There’s a way of doing that,” Fauci said during the interview. “Nobody comes to the stadium. Put [the players] in big hotels, wherever you want to play, keep them very well surveilled, namely surveillance, but have them tested like every week and make sure they don’t wind up infecting each other or their family and just let them play the season out.
“People say you can’t play without spectators, well, I think you probably get enough buy-in from people that are dying to see a baseball game – particularly me. I’m living in Washington, we have the world champion Washington Nationals, I want to see them play again.”
That’s about as good of a source as you are going to find and for fans holding out hope to see football and baseball return, these comments from Dr. Fauci are certainly encouraging.