Anthony Fauci, the nation’s chief infectious disease official, hits the White House again – this time raising concerns that supporters of Donald Trump may contract the virus and spread it during election rallies planned ahead of Election Day.
Now is a much worse time to do that. When you look at what’s going on in the United States, it’s really very upsetting, “said Fawick to CNN on Monday, adding of Covid-19 cases in several areas of the country:” It’s going in the wrong direction now. . If there is anything to be done, it is to double the public health measures that we have been talking about for a long time. “
This list includes avoiding crowds and wearing masks. Both are not wanted at Trump’s rallies. (The Trump campaign is distributing masks and hand sanitizer.)
What’s more, Mr Fauci said the summer’s departure means the country is ready for new viruses.
He said, “We are entering … the cold winter months.” “This is just a recipe for a real problem.”
Fauci and other experts have warned that the United States, where at least 215,000 people have died from the virus and at least 7.8 million have been infected, can deal with the Coronavirus through 2021 or throughout the entire year.
But Mr. Trump, despite his infection, continues to insist, despite the high number of cases, that the country is “close to the corner” in fighting the disease. The president says the vaccine may be ready before or just after the November 3 election, as his aides said it could be distributed to seniors early next year.
Eric Trump, one of the president’s sons, said Sunday that his father took a “vaccine” while hospitalized this month at Walter Reed Military Hospital. What his father requested was an experimental treatment with antibodies and a potent steroid, an expensive cocktail not available or affordable to most Americans.
Trump left the White House Monday afternoon for a rally in Florida, a major swing state that garnered the 29 electoral votes he won in 2016 and needs to be held this time to secure a second term.
He has planned other gatherings this week in Pennsylvania, Iowa and North Carolina. A senior campaign advisor said on Monday that the president wants his staff to add more so that he can follow the campaign perhaps every day until the election – including with many rallies a day.
Asked by CNN’s Jake Taber how bad the Covid-19 situation was this winter, Mr Fauci said, “It is on the path to getting worse.” He said he wanted the upward trend in cases to “shake” the American people to prevent a catastrophic winter.