United States could see 100000 new Covid-19 cases per day, Fauci says

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New cases of Covid-19 could rise to 100,000 a day if behaviors don't change, infectious-disease expert Anthony Fauci told a Senate panel Tuesday.

"It is going to be very disturbing, I will guarantee you that", he said.

Fauci warned that the daily increase of new cases in the United States, now around 40,000, could reach 100,000 if people do not adhere to social distancing guidelines and wear masks.

"That's one of the reasons why we have to make sure we engage the community as we're doing now, to get community people to help us, for people to understand that we are doing everything we can to show that it's safe and that it's effective and that it's for the good of them as individuals and in society to take the vaccine", Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said.

Dr Fauci said areas seeing recent outbreaks are putting the entire nation at risk, including areas that have made progress in reducing Covid-19 cases. He cited recent video footage of people socializing in crowds, often without masks, and otherwise ignoring safety guidelines.

'I can tell you that when they announced that the other day, obviously there was substantial disappointment with American Airlines, ' Redfield said.

COVID-19 cases more than doubled in June in at least 10 USA states, including Texas and Florida, a Reuters tally showed. "And so I am very concerned".

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Many countries in Asia and Europe have succeeded in controlling the pandemic with strong, coordinated government responses marked by stringent lockdowns and mandatory mask wearing in public. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) about how many deaths and infections Americans should expect before the pandemic ends.

"I'm very concerned and I'm not satisfied with what's going on, because we're going in the wrong direction", he testified to a Senate panel.

"We've got to get that message out that we're all in this together, and if we're going to contain this, we've got to contain it together", Fauci added.

'I am pleased to announce that today, FDA is taking action to aid the timely development of a safe and effective vaccine to prevent Covid-19 by providing guidance for developers, with recommendations on the data needed to facilitate manufacturing, clinical development, and approval, ' he said. He said the virus, which shows characteristics of the H1N1 swine flu and the 1918 Spanish flu, now poses no immediate no immediate threat, "but it's something we need to keep our eye on".

Trump spent crucial weeks early on downplaying the threat posed by the virus in an effort to boost the stock market.

"Clearly we are not in total control right now", Fauci told the committee, warning that far worse conditions are ahead without new efforts to tamp down spread. Republican President Donald Trump has refused to cover his face in public.

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