Scientific head of the fight against coronavirus in the United States, Anthony Fauci, insisted on Thursday that the countries most affected by the coronavirus pandemic should “pause” their reopening as the number of new cases increases. of COVID-19 in the North American country.
“I think we need countries that interrupt their opening process to see what didn’t work and try to mitigate it,” said Fauci at an event organized by The Hill newspaper.
The White House epidemiologist spoke more cautiously this Thursday than the day before when he said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that the hardest hit states should consider reclosing. “I think any state with a serious problem should seriously consider closure,” he said.
This Thursday he expressed his “hope” that it would not be necessary to resort to the closures, as they would not be considered “very cheap”. Instead, states that the pandemic is accelerating, such as California, Arizona, Texas, or Florida, which is responsible for 50 percent of new infections, must close bars and their citizens avoid large-scale meetings.