Dr. Fauci did an interview with Shepard Smith this week in which he said, “I think we’re facing a whole lot of trouble, and the reason I say that is we have a baseline of infections now that vary between 40,000 and 50,000 per day. That’s a bad place to be when you’re going into the cooler weather of the fall and the colder weather of the winter. In addition, we would like to see the percent positivity be coming down, and unfortunately, if you look at the states of the country, the midwest, the northwest, states including Iowa, instead of seeing it go in the other direction down we’re seeing an increase in test positivity. So you combine an increase in test positivity which is always a predictor of more cases and ultimately more hospitalizations and ultimately more death and you combine that with the baseline of 40, 45, 50,000 new cases a day as you go into a weather system where you’re going to be spending more time indoors rather than outdoors which is a perfect setup for an acceleration of respiratory borne diseases that is unquestionably a problem.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci discusses the increasing number of coronavirus cases in the country and the numerous political issues he’s had to deal with during the course of the pandemic.