Dr. Anthony Fauci gave hope to the American people on Wednesday morning, indicating that we may be rounding the corner of this COVID-19 epidemic, during an interview on Fox News' America’s Newsroom:
Dr. Fauci: After this week, “we should start seeing the beginning of turnaround, which is a good sign,” he tells @SandraSmithFox— Lucas Tomlinson (@LucasFoxNews) April 8, 2020
Dr. Fauci notes that there has been a decrease in hospitalizations, signaling that some areas may peak earlier than expected:
WATCH: "There's been a stabilization and a decrease in the hospitalizations, admission to intensive care and the requirements for intubations,"- Dr. Anthony Fauci updates on the battle to contain the coronavirus outbreak #nine2noon pic.twitter.com/aIUS8WlOnj— America's Newsroom (@AmericaNewsroom) April 8, 2020
This potential turnaround is contingent on the continuing of social distancing, per the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidelines. The White House task force and lawmakers in Congress continue to urge Americans to stay home except whenever possible. Overall, the practice of social distancing is working, as Americans cut down on travel and social gatherings, as Dr. Fauci notes:
Dr. Fauci on social distancing: “Now is not the time to pull back at all. It’s the time to intensify,” he says on @AmericaNewsroom— Lucas Tomlinson (@LucasFoxNews) April 8, 2020
“Right now, it looks like it’s going to be less than the original projection” of up to 200,00 deaths, Dr. Fauci adds.— Lucas Tomlinson (@LucasFoxNews) April 8, 2020
Despite mainstream outlets’ attempt to drive a wedge between Dr. Fauci and President Trump, the two are working together to combat COVID-19, and deliver an accurate representation of the situation to the American people during the task force briefings.
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