Top U.S. infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, is fearful of some states prematurely opening up states that will lead to more cases and deaths.
He suggests that states need to throttle back on opening up some areas of their states because of the vulnerability of the people residing there. Also, vacation spots like the beach attract people from all over so that means more people in an area.
Let's face it, it is so hard to know what is truth and real worry or what is a political stunt.
According to CNBC:
The White House’s top U.S. infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, warned Congress on Tuesday that some states are prematurely reopening businesses, risking additional outbreaks of the deadly coronavirus cases, particularly among the most vulnerable populations.
Among the dangers of reopening economies too quickly without precautions in place, Fauci outlined:
- The risk is that reopening too soon, without widespread testing and contact tracing measures, will trigger outbreaks that governments may not be able to control.
- New hot spots could lead not only to unnecessary suffering and deaths but also set back attempts to revive local economies.
- Even though more than 100 potential vaccines are under development, “there’s no guarantee that the vaccine is actually going to be effective,” or worse could backfire and strengthen the virus.