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.”

The NFL, however, plans to begin the later season on September, 10 with training starting up again in July, ESPN reports.