Fauci Warning

Trouble Coming

Dr. Anthony Fauci is the nation’s top infectious disease expert. He told CNBC that the United States is “facing a whole lot of trouble” because coronavirus cases continue to surge across America. Fauci warned in an interview on The News with Shepard Smith.

That’s a bad place to be when you’re going into the cooler weather of the fall and the colder weather of the winter. We’re in a bad place now. We’ve got to turn this around.”

The U.S. reported more than 49,000 new cases per day this week. This is up more than 14% compared with a week ago. Average daily cases were up by more than 5% in 36 states and the District of Columbia, CNBC’s analysis shows. Deaths will rise too. The number of people hospitalized with Covid-19 rose by at least 5% in 36 states.

Chart showing daily new reported U.S. coronavirus cases by state with data through October 11, 2020.

Safety Recommendations

Fauci serves on the White House Coronavirus Task Force. However, Trump will not let him speak and refuses to meet with him. Fauci also said he did not agree to be featured in a political advertisement for the Trump campaign.
Fauci said there are five basic public health protocols that “could certainly turn around the spikes that we see and can prevent new spikes from occurring.” He said universal mask use, maintaining of physical distance, avoiding crowds, doing more things outdoors and frequently washing hands would help stop the spread of the virus.

“I have a great deal of faith in the American people and their ability to realize what we’re facing is a significant problem,” Fauci said. “We’re talking about using public health measures as a vehicle or a gateway to keeping the country open, to keeping the economy going. It is not an obstacle.”

Please stay safe and wear a mask.