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Fauci cautions against quick reopening

by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/12/20, 12:44 pm

Dr. Anthony Fauci, a key member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, warned local governments not to “skip over the checkpoints” in the Trump administration’s guidelines for safely reopening the nation’s economy. Fauci and other White House health officials testified via a videoconference in a Senate committee hearing on Tuesday about coronavirus testing, easing shutdowns, and progress on treatments and vaccines.

What did the witnesses focus on? Fauci said the Trump administration hopes current research will result in more than one possible vaccine. Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, endorsed some sort of contact tracing to prevent community spread. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn said his agency was closely monitoring fraudulent tests.

Dig deeper: Read Dr. Charles Horton’s latest report on possible treatments for COVID-19.

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Harvest Prude

Harvest is a political reporter for WORLD's Washington Bureau. She is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Harvest resides in Washington, D.C. Follow her on Twitter @HarvestPrude.

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  •  CaptTee's picture
    Posted: Wed, 05/13/2020 11:39 am

    What is the success or failure rate of Dr Fauci's warnings and predictions?

    I ususpect the failure rate is higher.

  • OldMike
    Posted: Wed, 05/13/2020 10:59 pm

    The way I look at the situation about opening things up, those who open up earliest are conducting an experiment the rest of us get to watch before we decide when to restart normal activity.  

    My wife and I don't have any urgent need to go anywhere beyond getting a few groceries or home repair supplies about once a week. I feel for those who will be pressured to return to work before they feel it's safe.