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Dr. Fauci Just Said When We Can Go Back To Stadiums


It's been over a year since we are stranded in our homes. Being deprived of cinemas, music concerts, and sports shows, many of us started anxiously watching the number of COVID cases presented on TV News shows instead. But finally, there is a piece of good news — soon we could attend live events, and Dr. Anthony Fauci even has a date. Read on to learn when—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Signs Your Illness is Actually Coronavirus in Disguise.


First, We Need to Keep Up Current Pace of Vaccinations

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If the U.S. keeps up its current pace of COVID-19 vaccinations, it could be safe to resume large gatherings like sporting events this summer with some conditions, said Dr. Fauci, the nation's leading infectious disease expert and chief medical adviser to President Biden, on Sunday.

"As we get into the late spring and early summer, we're going to have a greater proportion of the population that will have been vaccinated," said Fauci on CBS' Face the Nation. "There are 50 million people in this country that are fully vaccinated. That's a lot of people. And every day we get more and more."


Then We Can Visit Stadiums In Early Summer

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Fauci was responding to a question about when he would personally feel safe attending a baseball game in a stadium. "I would expect that as we get through late spring, early summer, there's going to be a relaxation where you're going to have more and more people who will be allowed into baseball parks, very likely separated with seating, very likely continuing to wear masks," he said. "You're going to start seeing a pulling back on some of those restrictions. I hope and I think that's going to happen. If we get the vaccines out at the rate we're doing, that will happen."

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An "Aspirational Goal" For Summer

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The reopenings and relaxed restrictions might extend to children's summer camps and playgrounds, Fauci added. "If we get into the summer and you have a considerable percentage of the population vaccinated, and the level in the community gets below that plateau that's worrying me and my colleagues in public health, it is conceivable that you would have a good degree of flexibility during the summer, even with children, with things like camps," he said. "We don't know that for sure, but I think that's an aspirational goal, that we should go for it."


Warning Sign: COVID Cases in the U.S. Had Plateaued

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But that aspiration comes with a question mark. Even as vaccinations increase, new COVID cases and hospitalizations are rising. Fauci said that the U.S. had plateaued at a high level of infection, with 50,000 to 60,000 new cases reported daily. "What we're likely seeing is because of things like spring break and pulling back on the mitigation methods," he said. "Several states have done that. I believe it's premature."

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How to Survive This Pandemic

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As for yourself, do everything you can to prevent getting—and spreading—COVID-19 in the first place: Wear a face mask, get tested if you think you have coronavirus, avoid crowds (and bars, and house parties), practice social distancing, only run essential errands, wash your hands regularly, disinfect frequently touched surfaces, and to get through this pandemic at your healthiest, don't miss these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.

Michael Martin
Michael Martin is a New York City-based writer and editor whose health and lifestyle content has also been published on Beachbody and Openfit. A contributing writer for Eat This, Not That!, he has also been published in New York, Architectural Digest, Interview, and many others. Read more about Michael