Fauci: Widespread lockdowns to curb coronavirus no longer necessary in U.S.

by Bryan Brammer · Jun 20th, 2020 11:23 am

Dr. Anthony Fauci on Thursday said that the United States will not need any kind of return to widespread lockdowns to curb the spread of coronavirus, despite the fact that national daily numbers have remained flat as more states reopen.

"I don't think we're going to be talking about going back to lockdown," Fauci told Agence France-Presse. "I think we're going to be talking about trying to better control those areas of the country that seem to be having a surge of cases."

Dr. Fauci said he expects flare-ups of the virus to occur as the U.S. returns to normal, but believes a localized approach is better suited to handle matters such as school reopenings.

"Counties where there are certainly no cases at all, there's no problem with the schools opening. There are other parts where there's a modest amount of infection (where) you may delay school openings," he explained. "There are other parts of the country where there's minimum infection, where you want to make some modification of the process, namely: alternate days, morning versus afternoon, seating people apart from each other wearing masks."


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