Fauci: States with severe coronavirus outbreaks "should seriously look at shutting down"
Jul 10 2020
USA health official Anthony Fauci said on Monday that the current state of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States "is really not good" and a "serious situation that we have to address immediately". "But as a country, when you compare us to other countries, I don't think you can say we're doing great".
"Even Dr. Fauci is saying that we're 'knee-deep, ' and he's saying that we're not in a very good place or something to that effect", Van Susteren had noted. "So I think you'd have to make the assumption that if there wasn't such divisiveness, that we would have a more coordinated approach". "How do we reconcile the good news with the bad news?"
'He's said numerous things - don't close off China, don't ban China, and I did it anyway. "I don't think we need to go back to an extreme of shutting down".
The United States has fared poorly in its handling of the pandemic, with more than 130,000 people losing their lives, the highest death toll in the world by far. Now there is a surge of cases in the south and the west after regional officials began to relax restrictions. "I have. People have seen me wearing one, if I'm in a group of people where we're not 10 feet away", the president said.
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on COVID-19: Update on Progress Toward Safely Getting Back to Work and Back to School in Washington, D.C., the United States, on June 30, 2020.
The number of new coronavirus cases confirmed each day in the USA has been steadily rising, reaching about 50,000 per day.
The number of people dying from the virus has remained stable or has declined, though deaths tend to lag behind cases because of the time it takes for someone to get sick enough to die.
In just two weeks, the number of total infections there has doubled from 100,000 to more than 200,000 as of Sunday. The country recorded its largest daily increase last Friday, with 56,567 new cases, according to The New York Times.
States such as Arizona, California, Florida and Texas are now experiencing spikes in new coronavirus cases.