Dr. Anthony Fauci, the federal government’s top expert on infectious diseases said Tuesday that the 200,000 coronavirus deaths in the United States are “very sobering and, in some cases, impressive.”
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Fauci referred to these terms during an interview in which he also said Americans should rely on medical experts despite the contradictions echoed by the government’s top instances.
“We have the ability to do things we’ve been talking about for so long, […] that could prevent transmission, and by preventing transmission, ultimately prevent the morbidity and mortality we see,” the expert said. And he talked about frequent hand washing and wearing a mask.
“Florida reports more than 200 deaths with coronavirus and 2,590 new cases”
Fauci also mentioned that “we will get a vaccine reasonably soon,” but said he is concerned that the country does not have the virus controlled before winter, which could make the situation worse.
“And depending on your own social situation, indoor spaces for you or someone else can mean poor ventilation, poor airflow,” explained the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Although he said he didn’t want to sound alarmist, Fauci was blunt in warning that “we are entering a period of risk, and we have to act accordingly.”