Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, described COVID-19 as his “worst nightmare,” warning that the coronavirus pandemic was “far from over.”“In
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, described COVID-19 as his “worst nightmare,” warning that the coronavirus pandemic was “far from over.”
“In a period of four months, it has devastated the whole world,” Fauci said during a Biotechnology Innovation Organization virtual conference.
“That’s millions and millions of infections worldwide. And it isn’t over yet. And it’s condensed in a very, very small time frame,” Fauci added.
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Fauci, who is the US President Donald Trump administration’s infectious disease adviser, said the COVID-19 pandemic differed significantly from other recent public health crises like Ebola and HIV.
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“I mean, Ebola was scary. But Ebola would never be easily transmitted in a global way. HIV, as important as it is, was drawn out over an extended period of time. I mean, I think the ultimate impact of Aids almost certainly will be greater than anything we’re talking about now,” he said.
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Fauci said additional resources must be deployed to help the most vulnerable segments of society, namely African Americans.
“[African Americans] have a greater proportion of jobs that don’t allow them to sit in front of a computer and do telework. They’re out there. they’re doing a lot of things physically where you to have interact,” Fauci added.
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