The latest coronavirus updates from one of the most trusted and highest-profile voices amid the ongoing pandemic haven’t been particularly encouraging, to put it mildly. White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci has been out front since the beginning of the outbreak in the US. He’s given as many interviews as he can which include coronavirus tips for protecting one’s self against the virus, updates about what we’re learning as new insights are revealed over time — and all of that, while also leading an agency at the forefront of the work toward a vaccine.
Ask Fauci, who also serves as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, when he thinks we can finally get our lives back to normal, for example, and you might not like his answer. “The timetable you suggested of getting into 2021, well into the year,” Fauci told CBS News, “then I can think with a successful vaccine — if we could vaccinate the overwhelming majority of the population.
we could start talking about real normality again. But it is going to be a gradual process.” Depressed yet? Meantime, Fauci also has some bad news for four US states.
Interview Of Dr. Fauci
“It is a sure sign that you have to be very careful,” Fossey said in an interview with ABC Good Morning America. “And when you try to open it, you do it in a way that follows the instructions. Likewise, there have been more than 150,000 reported deaths. Drilling down into the data from the four states Fauci said is specifically concerning, meanwhile, three of them (Indiana, Tennessee, and Kentucky) are showing 10% increases in coronavirus cases compared to where they were a week ago based on a seven-day average, per CNBC.
Reporting Ominous Trends
So while some states are reporting ominous trends while others are improving, does Fauci think we need some kind of coordinated national strategy to proceed through this?
” We would hope that (states) all now rethink what happens when you don’t adhere to that. We’ve got to get back to a very prudent advance from one stage to another.”