Dr. Anthony Fauci is America’s leading expert on infectious diseases.
In recent days it appeared the coronavirus was overrunning America.
But Dr. Fauci delivered one message that stopped Americans in their tracks.
Americans are looking for good news and reasons for optimism as this outbreak spreads across the land.
In an interview with CNN, Dr. Fauci noted there was a glimmer of hope out of New York that the lockdown was working and the rate of increases in new cases was slowing down.
Dr. Fauci stated:
“What happens is that it occurs in phases. If you look from day to day of the cases of new cases that require hospitalization, when you’re really going up exponentially, it increases from day to day. Once you start to level off, then you’re going to have less people that are going to be going into intensive care. And then later on, because it always lags, you’ll see a decrease in deaths.
“What you’re starting to see right now is just the inklings — and I don’t want to put too much stock on it because you don’t want to get overconfident, you just want to keep pushing on what you’re doing — You’re starting to see that the daily increases are not in that steep incline, they’re starting to be able to possibly flatten out. Again, you look at it carefully and hope it’s going in the right direction, that’s what we really are trying to attain.”
Dr. Fauci’s message of hope came on the same day that President Trump prepared Americans for the harsh reality that anywhere from 100,000 to 240,000 Americans could ultimately succumb to the coronavirus over the coming months.
That harsh truth had many Americans wondering when the outbreak would run its course and the lockdown would end.
Dr. Fauci suggested that by following mitigation methods and social distancing the American people could break the back of this outbreak.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.