WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 31: Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies before a House Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing on July 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump administration officials are set to defend the federal government’s response to the coronavirus crisis at the hearing hosted by a House panel calling for a national plan to contain the virus. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

 

by Shelby Lin Erdman

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“We’ve got to be sure we don’t let those little blips [local outbreaks] don’t turn unto surges. The five or six things that you can do:

  1. Wearing a mask consistently and properly

  2. Physical distancing

  3. Avoiding Crowds

  4. Stay away from bars and places where people congregate

  5. Outdoors are always safer and better than indoors

  6. Hand hygiene”

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Source: CNN

The world is not going to be able to eradicate the coronavirus, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, said Wednesday in an interview with Reuters.

A vaccine can help get the pandemic under control, Fauci added.

“I don’t think we’re going to eradicate this from the planet because it’s such a highly transmissible virus that that seems unlikely,” Fauci said in the interview, posted on YouTube. “But what I think we can do with the combination of a good vaccine and attention to public health measures — by attention I don’t mean shut down, I mean things that are just prudent — then I think we can get behind this.”

After next year, the virus should be manageable, Fauci predicted.

“I hope and feel it’s possible that by the time we get through 2021 and go around for another cycle that we’ll have this under control,” he said. “Is it conceivable that we won’t? Of course. I would be unrealistic to say that. Do I think we’re going to have much, much better control one full year from this winter? I think so.”