Former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee for the presidency, is winning no votes with sports fans these days.
On Tuesday, Biden was asked about sports leagues, particularly the NFL and MLB, trying to play their season amid a coronovirus epidemic.
According to the Washington Post, “I think it’s probably not going to happen, depending on what the league itself is saying.”
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To support his point, Biden referenced the Miami Marlins, who are dealing with the outbreak of COVID-19. “I mean, you Marlins are saying, ‘We can’t do that.” So I think they should follow science. “
Biden advocated placing teams in a bubble, as the NBA, NHL and MLS are doing a lot, hinting that leagues would face coronovirus problems unless “indexed in one place.”
The NFL is opening training camps this week and intends to play a full 16-game season in 2020. Major League Baseball shortened its season to 60 games, and it is unlikely that all clubs will play multiple games. The Marlins are quarantined at least on Sunday after the club’s 17 members tested positive for coronovirus.
As a result, five clubs were forced to change their schedule on the fly, including the New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals.
On Tuesday, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Drs. Anthony Fauci said he believed the COVID-19 outbreak on the Marlins could spread to the end of the 2020 season. His warning came during an appearance on “Good Morning America” on Tuesday. Per ESPN:
“This can put it at risk,” said Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease specialist. “I don’t think they need to stop, but we just need to follow it and see what happens to other teams on a day to day basis.”
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