Dr Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on Thursday on a panel that the United States should be ready to “squat” in its fight against the coronavirus and indicated that the fall and the winter will not be easy.
“We’ve already talked about it,” he told a group of Harvard Medical School doctors, according to Hill. “Never, ever underestimate the potential of the pandemic. And don’t try to look at the rosy side of things.”
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The Associated Press reported that winter is ending in the Southern Hemisphere, and countries have noted that measures to prevent the spread of the virus have also limited the outbreak of the flu. The report says it is not certain that the Northern Hemisphere will have the same result.
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“This could be one of the worst seasons we’ve had from a public health perspective with COVID and flu coming together. But it could also be one of the best flu seasons we’ve had,” Dr. Robert Redfield told The Associated Press. , director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Fauci appeared on Fox News earlier this week to respond to comments President Trump made to reporter Bob Woodward regarding downplaying the virus’s potency.
“The Daily Briefing,” host John Roberts asked Fauci if he thought Trump had downplayed the virus threat.
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“No, I didn’t,” Fauci replied. “I didn’t get the feeling he was twisting anything. I mean, in my discussions with him, they were always directed at the concerns we had. We told him about it. And when he came out, I could hear him discussing the same kinds of things. He often said,” We just concluded a briefing with the task force group “and talked about it. So it might have happened, but I didn’t see that kind of distortion.”
Fox News’ Sam Dorman and the Associated Press contributed to this report