Anthony Fauci envisions sports without fans amid coronavirus crisis
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What he said: "[P]eople say, 'Well you can't play without spectators.' Well, I think you'd probably get enough buy-in from people who are dying to see a baseball game. Particularly me. I'm living in Washington. We have the world champion Washington Nationals. You know, I want to see them play again."
Fauci said the best way to perhaps begin baseball on TV — say, around July 4 — would be to get players extensively tested and put them in hotels:
"Keep them very well surveilled ... have them tested, like every week. By a gazillion tests. And make sure they don't wind up infecting each other or their family. And just let them play the season out. I mean, that's a really artificial way to do it, but when you think about it, it might be better than nothing."
Between the lines: Policymakers worry that millennials, who are more likely to be asymptomatic carriers of the virus, aren't taking social-distancing measures seriously enough, which could lead to an uptick in cases amongst America's more vulnerable, elderly populations, Axios' Sara Fischer writes.
- Fauci's interview will air across three episodes of "Good Luck America," debuting on Snapchat today, Thursday and Friday. Each goes live at 6 a.m. ET.