With the coronavirus crisis now continuing well past the half-year mark, (despite Americans originally being told that this would be a two-week quarantine sort-of-thing), many are beginning to wonder if it will ever end.
It seems that there is some new complication around every turn preventing us from breaking free from this mess, or there is some “super spreader” event out there that continues to push the virus out unto the masses on the daily.
Now, as we head into the cooler parts of the year, one of the nation’s top infectious disease experts has new warnings for the American people.
Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, warned Thursday that the U.S. should prepare for a difficult few months in the fight against COVID-19 as flu season approaches.
“We need to hunker down and get through this fall and winter because it’s not going to be easy,” Fauci said during a panel discussion with doctors from Harvard Medical School.
The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases went on to warn against underestimating the pandemic’s potential to cause continued destruction.
While Fauci has been a bit of a controversial figure in recent months, (likely due to his on-again, off-again feuding with President Donald Trump), his point about the change of the seasons is spot on.
The virus that causes COVID-19 has proven to be far more contagious indoors than out, and cooler weather will force many Americans back inside for extended periods of time. This could lead to yet another surge in cases if we’re not careful.
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