Dr. Anthony Fauci on Tuesday claimed that American citizens should not "shake hands ever again" with each other in order to help stop spreading infectious diseases.
"I don't think we should ever shake hands ever again, to be honest with you. Not only would it be good to prevent coronavirus disease, it probably would decrease instances of influenza dramatically in this country."
It is just the latest in a number of pronouncements the White House's infectious disease expert has made in recent weeks regarding the coronavirus. Last week, he claimed that "social distancing" rules could be relaxed only after there were "no new cases, no deaths."
He also predicted last week as many as 200,000 coronavirus deaths in the U.S. from the current outbreak. The White House's preferred outbreak model has since revised that number down to around 60,000.