Dr. Anthony Fauci has finally admitted the truth that a second lockdown will not be necessary to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
During an interview with The Hill on Thursday, Fauci said,
I would hope we don’t have to resort to shutdown. I think that would be something that is obviously an extreme. I think it would not be viewed very favorably, even by the states and the cities involved. So, rather than think in terms of reverting back down to a complete shutdown, I would think we need to get the states pausing in their opening process, looking at what did not work well, and try to mitigate that. I don’t think we need to go back to an extreme of shutting down.
For states that are seeing a resurgence in cases, a more targeted response is the solution. Shutting down entire states simply is no longer an option at this point.
The economic damage done by coronavirus has been tremendous and has served to create mass civil unrest. For Fauci to finally admit that shutdowns are no longer viable is a good step.
States like California and Texas have seen a resurgence in cases. Fauci said, “We’ve got to get them to do very fundamental things: closing bars, avoiding congregations of large numbers of people, getting the citizenry in those states to wear masks, maintain six-foot distance, washing hands.”
Targeted and measured responses should be the normal response to coronavirus outbreaks from here on out. Hopefully, costly lockdowns will be a thing of the past.
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