By Red State. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is cautioning Americans on the importance of social distancing during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. On Sunday, he indicated that the American public is not doing enough to decrease the likelihood that more people become infected by the disease.
In an appearance on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” he asserted that he would rather be seen as “overreacting” than to see more people become infected by the virus. “I would prefer as much [of a shut down] as we possibly could,” he said. “I think we should really be overly aggressive and get criticized for overreacting.”
He continued, pointing out that many Americans are still engaging with large crowds of people despite the warnings from the experts. “I think Americans should be prepared that they’re gonna have to hunker down significantly more than we as a country are doing,” he advised.
The director noted that many are still going to participate in events with large crowds of people. “You’re gonna have people who are going to go to restaurants anyway. But for the most part, and particularly, if I can say this, this is particularly appropriate and relevant for people at the higher risk. The elderly and those who have underlying conditions right now should really hunker down,” he said.
It appears that Fauci is correct in his assessment that a significant number of Americans are not taking social distancing seriously. CBS Boston reported that despite a ban on “gatherings of more than 250 people,” people were still going to crowded bars and restaurants. “For us, it’s not as much of a concern,” said one South Boston resident. “But yeah, some people out here might be underplaying [the coronavirus].” (Read more from “Dr. Fauci Issues Coronavirus Warning: American Public Is Not Doing Enough ‘Social Distancing’” HERE)
As Coronavirus Spreads, Democrats Respond by Trying to End Trump’s Travel Ban
By The Mental Recession. In the midst of a coronavirus pandemic, House Democrats are actively pushing to end the President’s authority to implement new travel bans. coronavirus travel ban
The No Ban Act is set to hit the House Floor Thursday. . .
Did she forget that the ban was recently used for travel from China and now Europe? (Read more from “As Coronavirus Spreads, Democrats Respond by Trying to End Trump’s Travel Ban” HERE)