Dr. Anthony Fauci at Stanford Med Webinar

Dr. Anthony Fauci & Dean Lloyd Minor in a Fireside Chat | StanfordMed LIVE – July 13, 2020

via CNN //Fauci: In 50 years, we’ll talk about coronavirus “the way we used to reflect on the 1918 outbreak”

From CNN’s Amanda Watts

Dr. Anthony Fauci called the global coronavirus pandemic “unprecedented” and “the worst nightmare.”

“One thinks about the worst nightmare of an infectious disease person who’s interested in global health and outbreaks – is the combination of a new microbe that has [a] spectacular … degree of capability of transmitting, and also has a considerable degree of morbidity and mortality – and here it is, it’s happened,” Fauci said while speaking during a webinar with the Stanford School of Medicine.

“Your worst nightmare, the perfect storm,” he added. “I think 50 years from now, people are going to be reflecting historically on this, the way we used to reflect on the 1918 outbreak,” Fauci said.//

via CNN: //US didn’t shut down entirely, and now country is seeing surging cases, Fauci says

From CNN’s Amanda Watts

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said the United States didn’t shut down entirely, and now we are seeing surges in cases in several states across the nation.

“It is very clear – and we know this from countries throughout the world – that if you physically separate people, to the point of not allowing the virus to transmit … We know that we can do that if we shut down, ” Fauci said while speaking during a webinar with the Stanford School of Medicine on Monday.

“We did not shut down entirely – and that’s the reason why, when we went up, we started to come down, and then we plateaued at a level that was really quite high – about 20,000 infections a day,” Fauci said.

“Then, as we started to reopen, we’re seeing the surges that we’re seeing today, as we speak, in California, your own state, in Arizona, in Texas, in Florida, and in several other states,” he explained.

Fauci said, however, that he is “confident” the US can get a handle on this situation.

“You don’t necessarily need to shut down again, but pull back a bit. And then, proceed in a very prudent way, observing the guidelines of going from step to step,” he said.//

P.S. Very sad news via BBC, “Coronavirus: White House targets US disease chief Dr Anthony Fauci

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