Dr. Anthony Fauci believes this MLB season is under threat because of Marlins’ coronavirus outbreak. This Tuesday director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Fauci reacts about the MLB season.
The main reason behind his concern is numerous Marlins players & staff members getting Covid-19 positive. That’s why many have raised the questions recently whether the respective authority should conduct this season’s MLB amidst this pandemic or not.
“This could put it in danger,” said Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert. “I don’t believe they need to stop, but we just need to follow this and see what happens with other teams on a day-by-day basis.”
Dr.Fauri shares his worry on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
“Major League Baseball — the players, the owners, the managers — have put a lot of effort into getting together and putting protocols that we feel would work,” Fauci said. “It’s very unfortunate what happened with the Miami (Marlins).”
Due to this outbreak, the MLB schedule is heavily hampered. Marlins’ home game against Baltimore was also postponed this Tuesday for the outbreak effect.
So far 11 players and 2 coaches related to Marlins tested positive. On the next day, four more Marlins organization members were found Covid-19 positive.
“Obviously, we don’t want any player to get exposed. It’s not a positive thing,” Commissioner Rob Manfred said on the MLB Network. “But I don’t see it as a nightmare. … We think we can keep people safe and continue to play.”
According to the schedule, the Orioles will host the Marlins in a two-game series beginning Wednesday, who went for a trip to Miami without playing a game.
“If the testing results are acceptable, the Marlins will resume play in Baltimore on Wednesday against the Orioles,” Manfred said.