The coronavirus task force’s biggest Nationals fan, Dr. Anthony Fauci, is back and sported his Nats mask again on Friday before testifying at a hearing with the House Select Subcommittee on COVID-19.

The nation’s leading coronavirus expert first broke out his Nationals attire back in June when he wore a mask with a collage of Nationals logos and designs while arriving to testify before a House Committee. A little over a month later, Fauci showcased a different Nats mask –– which appears to be the same one he wore during his first pitch on Opening Day last week with “World Champions” written on the front.

One night after his beloved team took down the Toronto Blue Jays by a 6-4 mark, Fauci and two other leading officials from the White House coronavirus task force spoke before Congress in response to the rising COVID-19 numbers nationwide. The hearing came after more than 150,000 have died and four million have been infected in the United States.


Simultaneously, Major League Baseball has seen a sudden spike in cases with outbreaks in the Marlins and Phillies organizations causing postponements around the league. Nationals players voted against traveling to Miami for a series this weekend due to the outbreaks.


However, Fauci has continued to support baseball’s return. Back in April, he said he hoped to see the Nationals play again soon. When asked about the recent outbreaks on Tuesday, he advised teams to make decisions on a day-to-day basis and saw no need to stop the season altogether yet. 

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