The main scientific leader in the fight against coronavirus in the United States, Anthony Fauci, asked this Friday that the country’s governors and mayors be “as vigorous as possible” so that the population uses masks to keep the pandemic from progressing slow it down. .
“If you live your life and try to open the country, you will be in contact with people. For this reason, we know that masks are really important and we should use them everywhere,” said Fauci during a virtual event by the American Chamber of Commerce.
In his opinion, the population must understand that the context derived from the COVID 19 pandemic is putting people in a “very serious situation” in which communities have to work together. “If we could get more people to understand this, we hope we will get more people to be ready to wear a mask,” he said during the event, as CNN television reported.
He also assured that the United States, the world’s most affected by the pandemic, would have to focus on “more recent” issues rather than worrying about a hypothetical second wave of COVID-19 infections. “If there are up to 70,000 new infections … this is something you should focus on now instead of checking what will happen in September or October,” he said.