U.S. could see 100,000 new coronavirus per day, Anthony Fauci warns Congress

U.S. could see 100,000 new coronavirus per day, Anthony Fauci warns Congress

U.S. could see 100,000 new coronavirus per day, Anthony Fauci warns Congress

Fauci, the infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health, was speaking to the committee regarding the reopening of schools and workplaces.

Fauci said that he can't make an accurate prediction of the number of cases and deaths the United States will see before the pandemic is over, but said, 'It's going to be very disturbing, I will guarantee you that'.

At least one Idaho county moved back a stage in reopening, announcing bars and nightclubs would not be allowed to remain open after numerous state's new cases were associated with people who reported having a night out. "I would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around and - so I'm very concerned".

His testimony Tuesday comes as more than 30 states reported rising numbers of COVID-19 cases.

As of Monday morning, the USA reported more than 2.5 million cases of COVID-19, with 125,808 deaths, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University.

Baker said the infection rate in MA is just under 2%, which represents about a 93% decline since the middle of April. "We need to do something about that, and we need to do it very quickly". "I am very concerned because it could get very bad".

Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, noted that in addition to the rise in new cases, hospitalizations are up in 12 states.

"The stakes are too high for the political debate about pro-Trump, anti-Trump masks to continue", said Sen. There are crowds, they're not physical distancing, and they're not wearing masks. Florida, Texas and Arizona are getting hit especially hard. "So I think we are in locked agreement with that". But he suggested the vaccine would not be fully effective.

Dr Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), warned that the U.S. is not responding like other countries who have shown success in containing the coronavirus, and has allowed the virus to spread much more widely and rapidly.

Several drugmakers are racing to complete clinical trials of vaccine candidates, with some expecting to wrap up in months studies that under previous circumstances have tended to take years.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., asked the panel if they would support an effort to increase the production of masks in this country and distribute them free of charge.

"Right. I can't make an estimation because that would have to be modeled out", Fauci reiterated. In May only half of Americans said they would get one if it becomes available, while a Washington Post survey showed 27% would likely refuse a vaccine.

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