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Fauci: Bring Back Sports — Without Fans

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Atlanta Braves field manager Tyler Lenz walks across the covered home plate at Truist Park in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)

By    |   Wednesday, 15 April 2020 12:13 PM

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said this week that sports could resume this summer only if fans don’t attend games, and if the players are tested for the coronavirus every week.

"There's a way of doing that," Fauci said in an interview with Snapchat's Peter Hamby on the social media network’s show “Good Luck America,” which was released on Tuesday. "Nobody comes to the stadium. Put [the players] in big hotels, wherever you want to play, keep them very well surveilled. ... Have them tested every single week and make sure they don't wind up infecting each other or their family, and just let them play the season out.”

He added, “People say, ‘Well, you know, you can’t play without spectators.’ Well, I think you’ll probably get enough buy-in from people who are dying to see a baseball game, particularly me. Living in Washington, we have the world champion Washington Nationals. I want to see them play again.”

President Donald Trump on Tuesday called for a return to live sporting events, complaining that he’s “tired of watching baseball games that are 14 years old.”

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said this week that sports could resume this summer only if fans don’t attend games, and if the players are tested for the coronavirus every week.
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