Dr. Fauci Points To Team Sports As a Driver of COVID-19 Spread


Just as the world of youth sports began to see the light at the end of the dugout in emerging from COVID-mandated isolation, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, threw a little cold water on any optimism.

Ask recently on "Good Morning America" about the fact that coronavirus variants are now infecting younger people – as well as what that means for parents and what they should do about school, sports and extracurricular activities – Dr. Fauci pointed directly at youth sports as a factor.

“We’re finding out that it’s the team sports where kids are getting together, you know, obviously many without masks, that are driving it, rather than in the classroom spread,” Fauci told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.

“When you go back and take a look and try and track where these clusters of cases are coming from in the school, it’s just that," he continued.


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