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.
“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.