The nation’s foremost leading infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, gave his assessment to Congress yesterday of a “disturbing surge” in coronavirus cases in parts of the U.S. As states begin to reopen without adequate testing and tracing plans in place, Fauci is very concerned with those ignoring social distancing guidance and not wearing masks. Fauci emphasized the virus is not just going to go away on its own and is far from being under control in the United States. Fauci was accompanied by other leading infectious disease experts, who also expressed their caution and concern for public health and safety. Fauci went on to state that it’s currently a “mixed bag” with some states like New York “doing very well,” while Florida, Texas and Arizona are seeing surges which must be monitored closely. The Director of the Centers for Disease Control, Dr. Robert Redfield, further added we could be facing a very dangerous winter when the regular flu season intersects with the coronavirus.
Monday, September 20, 2021