What They're Saying: Michel D'Hooghe

"In my long career, I have seen many situations where there has been a balance between economic and health. Mostly the economics won, whether that was about jet-lag or football at altitude or in extreme conditions such as pollution situations. If there is one circumstance where medical arguments should win against economical arguments, it is now. It is not a matter of money, it is a matter of life and death. It is very simple."

-- Belgian Michel D'Hooghe, the FIFA medical committee chairman, on the rush to resume play in some European countries. He said soccer should not be played as long as social-distancing rules remain in place and he'd be happy if leagues waited until August or September to resume in order to avoid a second spike of COVID-19 cases. (Telegraph)
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