The leading US government expert told in an interview on Thursday that the nation does not require more lockdowns to control its COVID-19 outbreak. However, there is no symptom of decreasing thenumber of infections as daily US recording a huge number of infections.
During the interview he was asked whether places like California and Texas that are seeing a surge in their caseload should reissue stay-at-home orders. He replied saying, “I don’t think we’re going to be talking about going back to lockdown,”
“I think we’re going to be talking about trying to better control those areas of the country that seem to be having a surge of cases.”
The United States is the hardest-hit country in the world as it has recorded the highest number of infections and deaths so far. The total number of fatalities has reached 120,000. New York and New Jersey, the former epicenters of the outbreak in the country, has successfully controlled that number of infections. But, the virus is now increasing in 20 states.
“Counties where there are certainly no cases at all, there’s no problem with the schools opening,” Fauci said.
“There are other parts where there’s a modest amount of infection (where) you may delay school openings.
“And there are other parts of the country where there’s minimum infection, where you want to make some modification of the process, namely: alternate days, morning versus afternoon, seating people apart from each other wearing masks.”
Fauci has played an important and active role in every epidemic since the outbreak of AIDS in the 1980s. However, he has expressed concern about a lack of compliance to authorities’ recommendations about wearing masks.