Fauci says U.S. coronavirus cases are ‘unacceptably high’ going into Labor Day

  • The U.S. is seeing roughly 40,000 new cases a day, but it needs to bring daily infections below 10,000, White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said.
  • He said the public’s behavior over the Labor Day holiday weekend will determine how the coronavirus spreads through the colder months.
  • “We really still need to get our arms around this and to suppress these types of surges we’ve seen,” Fauci said in an interview on MSNBC.

White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Wednesday that the number of daily coronavirus cases in the United States is “unacceptably high” heading into the fall season.

The U.S. is seeing roughly 40,000 new cases a day, but it needs to bring infections below 10,000, Fauci said during an interview with MSNBC.

Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the public’s behavior over the Labor Day holiday weekend will determine how the coronavirus spreads in the U.S. through the colder months.

“We know from prior experience as you get into the holiday weekend, the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, there’s a tendency of people to be careless somewhat with regard to the public health measures,” he said. “I want to use this opportunity to almost have a plea to the people in this country to realize that we really still need to get our arms around this and to suppress these types of surges we’ve seen.”

 

www.cnbc.com/2020/09/02/dr-fauci-says-us-coronavirus-cases-are-unacceptably-high-going-into-labor-day.html

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