Dr. Anthony Fauci is now predicting that there may be NFL season this fall, even in spite of reopenings across the country.
As The Daily Wire reports:
Delivering another round of bad news, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, expressed his doubts that the National Football League will be able to resume in the fall.
Speaking with CNN, Fauci said that the NFL would have to essentially follow the model set by the NBA and the MLS by creating a close-knit community for the athletes and their families to keep COVID-19 from infiltrating.
“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. 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,” said Fauci, as reported by CBS Sports.
The NFL’s Chief Medical Officer Allen Sills said that the NFL stands ready to make adjustments as needed, though he does believe that the creation of a “bubble” is impractical.
Will these remarks now potentially be used justify the cancellation of one of America’s most beloved sports?