Dr. Fauci More Confident About Baseball Returning Than Football

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As the major sports gear up to return to action, Dr. Anthony Fauci feels more confident about baseball's chances than he does about football.

During a radio interview this week, Fauci says baseball could be handled safely, although it would be "tricky".

“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.”

Last month, Fauci said it was "very hard to see how football is able to be played this fall", saying it would have to take place in a 'bubble' with players tested nearly every day.

“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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