Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institue of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is working with the White House tasked with responding to the Coronavirus.
He is also helping explain how the government is working to correct this problem we are all facing.
“Bottom line: it’s going to get worse,” Fauci told lawmakers at a House Oversight Committee hearing. “I can say we will see more cases, and things will get worse than they are right now.”
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 11, 2020
From the Daily Caller:
Fauci avoided offering predictions about how many Americans could come down with the virus, or die from it. But he cautioned that if the U.S. government and public don’t take precaution, “many, many millions” of Americans could get sick.
More from Fox News:
"Bottom line, it's going to get worse," Fauci said when asked for a prediction by committee chairwoman Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y.
The National Institutes of Health's official explained that this is due to what he called "community spread" and the difficulty in containing the virus.
Fauci said that "although we are containing it in some respects, we keep getting people coming in from the country that are travel-related, we’ve seen that in many of the states that are now involved." This, in addition to community spread, "makes the challenge much greater," he said, adding, "So I can say we will see more cases and things will get worse than they are right now."
The number of cases in the U.S. surpassed 1,000 Tuesday night.
"How much worse will get will depend on our ability to do two things: to contain the influx of people who are infected coming from the outside, and the ability to contain and mitigate within our own country," Fauci states.
Word of advice: Wash your hands, Don't go out if you don't need to, and don't hoard all the supplies!