Fauci Declares Football Can’t Be Played ‘Unless players are essentially in a bubble’
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a top health official on the White House Coronavirus Task Force, told CNN’s Sanjay Gupta Thursday that a football season that many American are awaiting after a months-long hiatus with the spread of the novel coronavirus, can’t be played “unless players are essentially in a bubble.”
“Unless players are essentially in a bubble – insulated from the community and they are tested nearly every day – it would be very hard to see how football is able to be played this fall,” Dr. Fauci said.
He added, “If there is a second wave, which is certainly a possibility and which would be complicated by the predictable flu season, football may not happen this year.”
Who knew we had an emperor to issue such decrees? https://t.co/jBSjwXU8G6
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) June 18, 2020
The NFL, however, plans to begin the later season on September, 10 with training starting up again in July, ESPN reports.