Dr. Fauci Updates Us on Stadiums and Covid

Fauci answers the question about when sports may return to normal

by MPeriod

Posted 3 years ago

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that its unlikely that NBA teams will host full-capacity crowds during the 2020-21 season due to coronavirus.

“We're gonna be vaccinating the highest-priority people [from] the end of December through January, February, March,” Fauci said. “By the time you get to the general public, the people who'll be going to the basketball games, who don't have any underlying conditions, that's gonna be starting the end of April, May, June. So it probably will be well into the end of the summer before you can really feel comfortable [with full sports stadiums] – if a lot of people get vaccinated. I don't think we're going to be that normal in July. I think it probably would be by the end of the summer.”

When asked about full NFL stadiums in September, Fauci said: “Oh, that's possible. I think that's possible.”

Topic: Sports

Tags: nba 2021 nba covid cornavirus Covid-19

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