Despite the increasing number of coronavirus cases in the United States, former leading infectious disease specialist Dr. Anthony Fauci is not yet blaring alarm bells, but he did warn that the trend will continue into the autumn and winter.
“I wouldn’t say that I’m alarmed, but I’m certainly keeping an eye on it,” Fauci said on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday. Professor at Georgetown University and former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
As was just reported, “there is no doubt that we are experiencing an uptick in cases, and this is being reflected by an uptick of about 17 or more percent in hospitalisations.” … This trend is expected to continue into the autumn and winter months, since we are now nearing the conclusion of summer. We must, therefore, be ready for it,” Fauci warned.
Since July, there has been a steady increase in reported cases, forcing several institutions to suspend lessons or switch to online instruction. Updated versions of the Covid-19 vaccinations are currently being developed by pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer and Moderna and are scheduled to be ready this autumn. Fauci has stated that he does not anticipate any mask mandates from the federal government.
“I mean, I can imagine that if we see a substantial rise in cases that you may see the recommendation that masks be used in certain conditions and inside congested environments, but… certainly not federal regulations. During the height of the pandemic, when suggestions were made to require mask use, Fauci became one of the most contentious public health leaders in recent memory.