The resurgence of coronavirus infection in states in the south and west is now occurring in the Midwestern states, with the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Drs. Anthony Fauci said in an interview on MSNBC on Wednesday.
Fauci said that in Florida, Texas, Arizona, California, an increase in the percentage of coronovirus tests indicated positive.
“We are now starting to see Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana and other states in some states,” he said.
Fauci said the White House’s Coronavirus Task Force warned governors in a conference call Tuesday that they needed to get ahead of the curve.
“Because what we’re seeing now actually happened a couple of weeks ago and what we’re going to see a few weeks ago now is what we’re doing now,” he said.
“What is inevitably going to happen is that states that are not yet in trouble will likely get into trouble,” Fauci said.
Fauci’s advice: The reopening of states experiencing a resurgence needs to be noted, Fauci said, emphasizing the need to follow in a phased manner.
“Not all states did this and even in the states, some people in the states did not listen to the suggestions given in the guidelines. So, now that we are behaving, we want to make sure that as soon as we start seeing these changes, you may need to go back a little bit, ”he said.
Fauci said, however, that he did not believe a complete shutdown was necessary.
“I think psychologically it would be very difficult for people to really accept, but what can we do, if you’re going to quickly make a halt, a timeout call and think you want to back off a little bit Are not necessarily to close all the way back, but enough to regain your foot, so that you can then open in a more alert manner. “