Fauci: ‘The Virus Makes the Timeline’ on Lifting Coronavirus Restrictions

Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci seemingly pushed back Wednesday night against President Donald Trump’s desire to quickly end coronavirus restrictions and reopen the economy, noting that “the virus makes the timeline.”

Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a member of the White House coronavirus task force, appeared on CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time to discuss the growing pandemic and the administration’s efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19. 

Anchor Chris Cuomo at one point noted that there’s currently “two different points of pressure” from opposing directions: those who want to bring social distancing to an end and open the country back up and others arguing that we need to maintain restrictions much longer because mitigation isn’t close to complete.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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