American coronavirus: Dr. Fauci is throwing cold water on Trump’s proposal to reopen the economy by Easter
“Every decision should be based on the data”: Dr. Fauci once again throws cold water on Trump’s proposal to reopen the economy over Easter
- Dr. Anthony Fauci participated in a remote city hall on CNN on Thursday evening
- Was asked again about Trump’s proposal to end the pandemic shutdowns over Easter
- Fauci said Trump’s proposal is “ambitious,” but he listens to experts
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease expert, has again expressed doubts about President Donald Trump’s proposal to end the closure of the corona virus at Easter.
“I think what the President was trying to do was make an ambitious projection to give people some hope,” Fauci said on CNN on the proposed target date of April 12 on Thursday evening.
“But he listens to us when we say we really need to evaluate it in real time, and every decision we make has to be based on the data,” Fauci continued.
“If you have a situation where things are dramatically increasing today compared to tomorrow and are dramatically increasing the next day, it’s not time to back off,” he said.
The top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, appeared on CNN on Thursday evening and warned that Trump’s goal of Easter reopening is “ ambitious ”
Trump leaves after addressing the daily briefing of the Coronavirus Task Force while Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is on hand
“That’s when you have to stoop, nail, soften, soften, soften, get the people to take care of you,” Fauci continued. “You have to go with the data.”
Trump had previously set a goal for reopening the U.S. economy over Easter, April 12, although he has also said he will be guided by his experts in public health, suggesting that different timelines in different locations would be appropriate .
Many health experts warn that unless Americans continue to dramatically limit social interaction by staying home from work and isolating themselves, the number of infections will overwhelm the health care system.
New figures released Thursday show that the U.S. has overtaken China and Italy with the number of confirmed global pandemic cases.
Fauci is on Thursday during the Trump press conference. “Every decision we make must be based on the data,” said Fauci
Italy remains the worst hit country in terms of deaths with more than 8,000 fatalities. China, where the pandemic started in December, has registered more than 3,000 deaths.
The number of coronavirus infections has now exceeded half a million worldwide.
But the president said on Thursday that Americans are ready to return to work.
“We have to get back to work. Our people want to work. They want to go back. They have to go back and we’re going to talk about dates, ”he said.
Trump has advocated a return to normal, as his original 15-day recommendations – which did not recommend social gatherings of more than 10 people and bring food – to stop the spread of the coronavirus expire early next week.
The President has allayed the concerns of some medical experts that it may take longer to ensure the virus is contained. And he argued that people still take social distance and wash hands.
“Maybe people don’t shake hands anymore,” he said. “If we didn’t shake hands, the common flu would be greatly reduced. You have many deaths with that. If we’re open it doesn’t mean you stop the guidelines. You will still distance yourself. But the timing is coming. ‘
Despite Trump’s rhetoric, his authority to end the state and local closings is negligible.
Under the Constitution, states have the power and responsibility to maintain public order and security.
Since the outbreak started, governors and local officials have made decisions about limiting social interactions by forcing people to shelter, close businesses, and close schools.
Those same officials will be calling for when to relax, regardless of the vehemence of Trump’s admonition to “ leave companies open and just go Easter ”.