The country’s coronavirus infections may be on the rise, but Drs. Anthony Fauci that he is not ready to advocate for a national lockdown.
Fauci, in an air Sunday interview on “60 Minutes,” said the pandemic had to be “really, really bad” before he could take such a step back, according to a sit down clip released by CBS.
Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in President Trump’s coronavirus task force, said the country was “tired of the restrictions.”
“So we want to use public health measures, not to interfere with the opening of the economy, but to be a safe path to the opening of the economy,” Fauci said. “So instead of having opposition: Open the economy [to] get jobs back, or kill. No. Put a ̵6;shut down,’ fight and say, ‘We will use public health measures to help us get to our destination safely. ”
The US has surpassed 8 million coronavirus cases since the outbreak began last winter.