COVID-19 is not under control yet, Dr. Fauci tells the US Senate

The coronavirus pandemic has left the economy to cripple. With more than 1.3 million cases and 80,600 deaths, the USA is leading the pack. Lifting the lockdown to aid the economy has been placed under scrutiny. The US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said on Tuesday that opening up the country will lead to additional flare-ups.

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“I think we’re going in the right direction, but the right direction does not mean we have by any means total control of this outbreak,” Fauci said during hours of testimony. He pressed on Congress to wait before reopening. The disease may be on the decline but a premature lift in the lockdown will only turn for the worse. Although there is a steady drop in cases in hotspots such as New York, there are spikes in other parts. The survey reports that many Americans are concerned about the premature opening and would rather wait it out.

“There is a real risk that you will trigger an outbreak that you may not be able to control and, in fact paradoxically, will set you back, not only leading to some suffering and death that could be avoided but could even set you back on the road to try to get economic recovery,” Fauci said of premature steps. When asked the most anticipated question about the reopening of schools and colleges, Fauci said: Expecting at treatment by August “a bridge too far.” The medical world is still trying to wrap their heads around this virus, scrambling to come up with a treatment.

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“All roads back to work and back to school run through testing and that what our country has done so far on testing is impressive, but not nearly enough,” Lamar Alexander, the Republican chairman of the Senate committee, told the hearing.

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