Dr. Anthony Fauci says this will be a tough week but that we may turn a corner in a couple of weeks
As of Sunday night, more than 9,400 Americans have died due to the coronavirus. This week promises to bring more grief for America, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci saying, “it is going to be a bad week.”
Dr. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, spoke on “Face The Nation” to caution us to prepare for the “shocking” week ahead.
“Just buckle down,” he said. “Continue to mitigate, continue to do the physical separation.”
Dr. Fauci admitted that the nation is “struggling” to get things under control. But also added that experts expected this rise in cases and deaths.
The rise in deaths should not alarm us. Social distancing is working. However, the results of our regulations will not be seen until days or weeks after, Dr. Fauci said in the same interview.
Dr. Fauci: “How can you on the one hand have said yesterday that this is really going to be a bad week at the same that we’re talking about the light at the end of the tunnel? It seems to be inherently contradictory but it really isn’t.” pic.twitter.com/RD4LUXTVA1
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Meanwhile, the U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Americans should prepare for tragedies that compare to 9/11 and Pearl Harbor – adding that these hardships will leave no state spared.
Adams told CNN this will be one of the “hardest and the saddest week” for so many Americans.
“This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment. Only it’s not going to be localized. It’s going to be happening all over the country. And I want America to understand that,” said Adams.
The Trump administration has also recently received criticism for its lack of direct denouncement of states that will not declare a shelter-in-place order.
As little as twelve states have no self-containment orders. And the president will not put in a nationwide stay-at-home order because he believes it would be unfair to tell states with a low infection number to halt business.
At the same time, it is apparent that Trump has seen the low numbers in places like Louisana and Michigan suddenly spike.
“Look, many states have started low and slow,” Trump said during a press conference. “Louisiana is an example. It was low and slow and they were looking great. I was watching it. And then all of a sudden, it went up very rapidly, and now it’s one of our true hotspots, right?”
Adding: “Certain areas of Michigan and Detroit. It looked like it was doing pretty good — and then all of a sudden it went up.”
So why no order?
Dr. Fauci can’t seem to understand either. He told CNN during a town hall Thursday night that he also doesn’t understand why each state isn’t taking a statewide precaution.
During an appearance on “Meet The Press,” the Surgeon General said that if governors did not want to place the order for 30 days, that one week would make a difference.
WATCH: Vice Admiral Jerome Adams says “we want everyone to act as if they have COVID-19 right now.” #MTP #IfItsSunday@Surgeon_General: “Protect your neighbor, protect your loved ones.” pic.twitter.com/RgBoh6X85y
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) April 5, 2020