Fauci: Mixed Messaging On Masks Set U.S. Public Health Response Back

Fauci: Mixed Messaging On Masks Set U.S. Public Health Response Back

7/2/2020 2:51:00 AM

Fauci: Mixed Messaging On Masks Set U.S. Public Health Response Back

The current surge in cases can be contained, says White House advisor Anthony Fauci. But it's going to take a real focus on social distancing — and mask wearing.

.The tightening of coronavirus-related restrictions in many states comes amid a rapidly escalating surge in new cases that has eclipsed some of the worst days of the pandemic during the spring. More than 44,000 cases were reported Tuesday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, one of the highest daily totals yet.

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And the worst may still be to come. In testimony before the Senate on Tuesday, Fauci warned that the virus could soon reach 100,000 cases per day.In his testimony, Fauci said one reason cases continue to climb is because the nation may not have shut down as aggressively as it needed to early in the crisis. He noted that in Europe, as much as 95% of the population was effectively shut down, while in the U.S., the figure was closer to 50%.

"If you look at the Europeans, they got the curve way down," he told NPR."Once the curve is way down ... it is much easier, when you do get blips of infection as you try to open up, to contain those infections. And if you look at our curve, it peaked, it came down a little and then it stayed about flat until just recently when it resurged up again. It makes it much more difficult because ... you're sort of chasing after things as opposed to getting your thumb on them. So we're in a bad position because of what happened early on."

Fauci said he believes the country can avoid another lockdown,"but we have to do things a bit differently than what we've been doing."He said activities like"congregating in bars, congregating in crowds, people getting together in a celebratory way ... without wearing masks" contributed to recent case surges. This behavior, he said, while understandable because people"felt cooped up," represented"a violation of the principles of what we're trying to do, and that is the social distancing, the wearing of masks."

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Is there a vaccine for a political virus? No, really? The easiest way to prevent the spread was politicized and we’re wondering how we went wrong? Ugh. From early comments on masks and downplaying of the virus, Dr. Fauci made a number of mistakes. Even recent comments have been watered down to appease Trump. It has damaged his credibility. Listen instead to Dr Michael Osterholm, Laurie Garrett, Dr. Scott Gottlieb. coronavirus

You, yourself Dr. Fauci, said on TV, that masks were not needed by the public. Its conflicting from everyone. 🙄 By you! 'I understand masks are inconvenient and uncomfortable. But don't you feel that it's worse that businesses are shutting down ... health care workers are hitting absolute exhaustion. And so many lives have been taken by this virus,' Jennifer Aniston wrote. realDonaldTrump

'Fauci stating on NPR' is not a good way to start. Everyone will KNOW it's a lie. Note they talk of people getting a cold not deaths Trump simply doesn’t care how many people die. Not pandemic, Trumpdemic! Bob_Wachter Could you talk to Canada where we have the same issue on masks. Fauci=FRAUD! LISTEN TO THE MAN

He looks like a fox. Up to no good. 40,000 new daily cases. Is the 'reported' number of cases. For sure there are also unreported cases. States need to set up testing centers to find where outbreaks are happening. The actual number is most likely much higher. Bob_Wachter Smart to acknowledge the error and move forward. We feel better when we get the straight info- we worry when we think we are being managed.

Sorry, it's too late. There are too many contrary assh*les in this country to get it in line for 2020. He is our real life Joe Bauer/Not Sure He is a dangerous man, dangerous to society Read text version at Boomer.. Americans have no sense of community any more. I see a lot of hate directed towards baby boomers but I’m going to say this anyway. I distinctly remember being taught in public school about the importance of community as a child.

He is a joke. If only somebody could've seen this coming~ How did you do to unblock yourself ( NPR ) from my blocked list Interesting how NPR kept Fauci out of their news cycle during the mass protests and riots, but now that those have stopped, he’s back in the news. Absolutely. Texas, Florida, Arizona and other Governors— along with Trump and Pence have rebuked and maligned science. The country is paying an enormous price for their partisanship and stupidity

I would leave my cat for Anthony ❤️ Fauci has NEVER found a CURE for anything in his life Fauci had NEVER found a CURE for any sickness or disease He fearmongers to keep his name in the spotlight And that cause 50 million Americans to be laid off of their job It is too late. People in Texas think that they know more than Dr. Fauci. So they won't listen.

Meanwhile in Texas we have GrandmotherMurderer DanPatrick thinking he should ignore Dr. Fauci in favor of right wing nut single panel cartoons. The facts are not in the numbers. The politicians want to entice fear. What you need to ask is: 1. How many are dying? 2. How many are recovering? 3. How close is treatment? 4. How close is the vaccine

He is saying don’t count on COMRADE trump to save you. That ain’t happenin!!! Masks, social distancing, wash your hands. No one is coming to take care of you! CHEETO HAS LEFT THE BUILDING! The only thing he is willing to do is send soldiers to kill protesters. Putin pays cash!!!! He’s a joke just like MOST news outlets!!

Fauci has been the biggest opponent of any positive thoughts about this virus. There are definitely ulterior motives involved. Just when we’re good, we’re not good. He’s not to be regarded as a voice of reason... And just like that, his message changes course. Yet again. If I was in Dr. Fauci's position, I would have broken out the backhands three weeks ago.

trump2020 FauciTheFraud Ohhh but it is. Oh Stupid America. BUT MUH FREEDOM No masks, good try AH Bob_Wachter You think? Once you lie to us, we don't believe anything you say. Just tell the truth. Tell us not to order masks but make them, saving the masks for those on the front lines. We would have rose to the occasion. Now you will never convince people masks are important & helpful.

No shit. BogochIsaac your turn

Fauci Warns Coronavirus Cases Could Reach 100,000 a Day, as Surge Delays ReopeningsAnthony Fauci said the U.S. is now recording about 40,000 new cases a day of the new coronavirus, and that “it could go up to 100,000 a day” if people continue to flout advice on social distancing and face masks. The Trump doctrine. 100,000 a day. All of this because realDonaldTrump was too vain to cover the orange goo on his fat face. So silly! New case mean nothing. We shut the country down to flatten the curve and not overwhelm the hospitals. All have been accomplished. Mortality rates and ICU bed % is key.

Dr. Fauci warns US 'not in total control' of coronavirus, could surge to 100K per dayThe government's top infectious diseases expert warned that coronavirus cases could reach 100,000 per day and urged people to avoid bars to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Fauci Tells Congress U.S. Could Start Seeing 100,000 New Cases A DayThe NIADID director said he's 'very concerned' about the rise of Covid-19 in the U.S. umairqq3 Classes online hojayeingi fall semester ki aisay tou😈 Fauci the fraud. never been right about anything.

Fauci says US could see 100,000 new coronavirus cases per day - Business InsiderBusiness Insider is a fast-growing business site with deep financial, media, tech, and other industry verticals. Launched in 2007, the site is now the largest business news site on the web. Do you fear Covid? I wish he wouldn’t make these types of extreme comments that gives the science deniers something to twist into a talking point. The reason why Trump doesn’t care is because he modeled 2M will die and anything less than that makes trump think we are winning. Know your audience!

Dr. Anthony Fauci Warns U.S. Coronavirus Cases Could Swell to 100,000 a DayThe nation’s leading infectious disease expert said areas seeing recent outbreaks are putting the entire nation at risk

Fauci Warns U.S. Could Reach 100,000 Coronavirus Cases Per Day'I would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 cases a day if this does not turn around, so I am very concerned,' the doctor told a Senate committee. When did Fauci say this? Today