The gap in access to testing between the NBA and the broader country shows that accessibility of testing has to improve for everyone, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, who was a guest on ESPN’s Daily podcast today.
The NBA has made the decision to operate in a bubble, or clean site, and play begins Thursday.
On Wednesday, the NBA said it had succeeded in keeping the virus at bay. The NBA says none of the 344 players who were tested for Covid-19 in the NBA Orlando bubble tested positive.
“That gap says to me that we’ve got to improve the accessibility of testing for everyone,” said Fauci, who is director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “What we really need to do, and what the people responsible for testing are working very hard at, is to make much, much more testing available."
Fauci said he believes the "answer to the broad problem is to get more testing available for everyone."