Dr. Fauci Says The World Will Never Return ‘Normal’ Because The Corona Virus ‘Threat’ Continues Even After Vaccines And Therapies Are Approved
- Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Monday that the world will never return to what was considered ‘normal’ before the new coronavirus appeared four months ago
- He made the prediction during the White House daily briefing after a reporter asked whether the US could ‘return to normal’ before introducing a COVID-19 vaccine
- “If you want to reach the pre-coronavirus, it may never happen in the sense that the threat is there,” he said
- But he expressed optimism about the fact that there are several vaccines in the pipeline, saying that he is “convinced we will never have to go back to where we are now”
The world will never return to what was considered “normal” before the new coronavirus emerged four months ago, says Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert, made the gloomy forecast at the White House press conference on Monday after a reporter asked if the US could ‘return to normal’ before introducing a universal vaccine for COVID -19.
“If ‘back to normal’ means pretending that there has never been a coronavirus problem, I don’t think it will until we have a situation where you can fully protect the population [with a vaccine]Fauci said before clarifying his previous use of the phrase.
“When we say ‘get back to normal’, we mean something very different from what we’re going through now, because right now we are in a very intense softening.”
The world will never return to what was considered ‘normal’ before the new coronavirus came out four months ago, Dr. Predicted. Anthony Fauci at the White House briefing on Monday
On Monday, more than 347,500 coronavirus cases and at least 10,358 deaths were reported in the U.S. – as officials say the pandemic peak is yet to come
“We are gradually going back to the point [where] we can function as a society. You’re absolutely right, “said Fauci.
“If you want to reach the pre-coronavirus, it may never happen in the sense that the threat is there.”
Fauci previously predicted that the new coronavirus is likely to return seasonally every year.
But on Monday, he expressed optimism about the future, given the number of promising therapies and potential vaccines currently in the pipeline.
He said that, given scientific advances, he is “sure we will never have to return to where we are now.”
“If that means getting back to normal, we’ll get back to normal,” he added.
“We are gradually going back to the point [where] we can function as a society, “Fauci told reporters at Monday’s briefing. “If you want to reach the pre-corona virus, it may never happen in the sense that the threat is there”
President Donald Trump declared that he has ‘full confidence’ in companies working on vaccines and said he believes the US economy will recover stronger than ever
President Donald Trump then stepped back to the podium to provide his own insights on the matter, stating that he has “ complete confidence ” in companies working on vaccines.
He also suggested that the US economy will come back even more strongly than before, thanks to the “tremendous stimulus we give.”
When asked whether the guidelines for federal social distances will be lifted as planned on April 30, Trump declined to comment.
But he did say those restrictions “exceeded expectations” to slow the spread of COVID-19 in eight states.
On Monday, more than 347,500 cases of coronavirus and at least 10,358 deaths were reported in the U.S. – officials say the pandemic peak is yet to come.
New York remains the epicenter of the American outbreak, with over 100,000 infections and 2,935 deaths
Now Michigan, Louisiana, and Georgia are bracing themselves to become the next hotspots based on current deaths and positive coronavirus testing in those areas.
Several states are bracing to become hotspots based on the current number of deaths and positive coronavirus tests