Dr. Fauci Throws First Pitch on MLB Opening Day

For Dr. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, to throw the first pitch offers hope to Americans concerning the re-opening of our favorite pastimes — and normal life, at this point.
Concerning the opening of Major League Baseball, Fauci commented:","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"When we were discussing how to open up baseball again I was one of I’m sure many people that they consulted with. And one of the things that we said was important is paramount saefty for the players and their families, safety for the personnel and saefty from anyone who might be a spectator. And what they’ve done, as we did last night, there were no spectators in the stands and the players had followed strict protocol. I think it can be done. It’s a little bit different because there are no spectators in the stands, but I think the UNited States, which is really craving for some sort of relief from the kinds of restrictions we’ve been under, would love to see baseball in any form even if just on the television.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"I, for one, love to see Dr. Fauci on the television for something other than COVID-19 related news!","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"}],"displayType":"section"}]}]; var articleType = 'ARTICLE'; var favoriteImage = ''; var articleDescription = 'Dr. Anthony Fauci took a break from fighting the pandemic to instill some hope in the hearts of Americans — through our favorite pastime: baseball. Dr. Fauci is the country’s top infectious disease expert and the go-to for anything COVID-19 related. He is a trusted public figure, and I can only imagine how much of an honor it was to throw the ceremonial first pitch on Major League Baseball’s Opening Day.'; var slide_index = parseInt(0); var slide_json = createSlides(slides, articleType, favoriteImage); var initial_slide = slide_index; var initial_url = location.pathname + location.search; var base_url = '/2020/07/28/dr-fauci-throws-first-pitch-on-mlb-opening-day/'; var next_gallery = '/2020/07/27/michelle-obama-announces-first-guest-on-new-podcast/'; var first_load = true; var has_scrolled = false; var title = "Dr. Fauci Throws First Pitch on MLB Opening Day"; var path = base_url