Dr. Anthony Fauci, who made it clear that he wants to see the Washington Nationals play, said in a video interview published today that there is a way to have an MLB season this year.
“I’m living in Washington,” Fauci said in a clip from an interview with Peter Hamby of Snapchat that Hampby posted on YouTube. “We have the world champion Washington Nationals. You know, I want to see them play again.”
Fauci was responding to a question Hamby asked about both baseball and football season that ended with Hamby: “Are we going to have college football this fall?”
The tape on YouTube cuts right to Fauci saying: “There’s a way of doing that.” But then Fauci ends up talking about baseball season and Nationals.
Here is a transcript of Hamby’s question and Fauci’s answer as per the YouTube clip:
Peter Hamby: “People are still holding out hope for some kind of abbreviated baseball season this summer. College football will start in late August, NFL right after that. Do you think those sports seasons are in jeopardy? Are we going to have college football this fall?"
Dr. Anthony Fauci: “There’s a way of doing that. Nobody comes to the stadium. Put them in big hotels. You know, wherever you want to play. Keep them very well surveilled, in namely a surveillance. But have them tested like every week and make sure they don’t wind up infecting each other or their family—and just let them play the season out. I mean, people say, well, you know, you can’t play without spectators. Well, I think you 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."