"As the sports world remains shut down — with a few exceptions — by the coronavirus pandemic, some leagues are trying their hardest to figure out a way to salvage their seasons.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House Coronavirus Task Force’s top public health expert, said in an interview with The New York Times on Tuesday that some sports might have to skip the rest of their seasons if the conditions remain dangerous:
'Safety, for the players and for the fans, trumps everything,' he said. 'If you can’t guarantee safety, then unfortunately you’re going to have to bite the bullet and say... We may have to go without this sport for this season.’
Fauci reportedly said that the key factor in whether or not sports leagues can return to action is how quickly the U.S. can gain broad access to tests with quick results.
Until the day comes that there are enough tests for leagues to use them without taking them out of the hands of those who need them for purposes more important than sporting events, it seems unlikely any major leagues’ plans to hold a season will get off the ground.
Per the Times, Fauci said any return to action would have to happen gradually, with authorities prepared to step in if the number of coronavirus cases begin to grow again..."
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