Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – White House corona virus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said that the corona virus was so contagious that it most likely would never disappear at all. This contradicts statements made by US President Donald Trump who have repeatedly said Covid-19 will eventually disappear.
“I do not believe it will disappear because it is a highly contagious virus,” he quoted CNBC in Jakarta on Saturday (1/8/2020).
The corona virus, which emerged about seven months ago, has infected more than 17 million people and killed at least 673,822, based on data collected by Johns Hopkins University. The US has the worst number of victims in the world with more than 4 million cases and at least 152,075 deaths on Friday.
Fauci’s comments contradict Trump, who has repeatedly claimed that the virus will disappear. The president’s remarks came amid warnings from health experts, including at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that Covid-19 cases and death cases could increase this fall.
Although the corona virus will not disappear, Fauci has previously said the possibility of world leaders and public health officials could do something to bring the pandemic to a lower level.
He said the US had many cases because some states did not close the area at the beginning of the outbreak, while others had reopened too soon. He also said other countries could eliminate the first wave of outbreaks after at least 90% of unnecessary business was stopped.
“In an effort to reopen some situations, the state does not strictly adhere to the guidelines issued by the task force and the White House. And others who even obey them, people in the state actually gather in a crowd and don’t wear masks , “he said again.
“I think there is a diversity of responses in this country from different countries so we really don’t have unity for everything,” he added.
Fauci also said there was never a guarantee that scientists would find a safe and effective vaccine for the corona virus, even though he was very optimistic. On Thursday, senior administrative officials at the Department of Health and Human Services said at the conference that Pfizer and competitors Moderna, who began testing three separate phase vaccines. This trial vaccinated several hundred people in the first few days.
“We are going very fast. I don’t believe that there will be a vaccine so far in front of us that we have to depend on other countries to get us vaccines,” he concluded.
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