The nation’s coronavirus infections may increase, but Dr. Anthony Fauci said he is not ready to go in for a national lockdown.
Fauci said in an interview aired Sunday the “60 Minutes” that the pandemic would have to get “really, really bad” before he could back such a move, according to a clip from the site released by CBS.
Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is on President Trump’s coronavirus task force, said the country is “tired of restrictions.”
“So we want to use public health measures, not to get in the way of opening up the economy, but to be a safe gateway to opening up the economy,”
The United States has surpassed 8 million cases of coronavirus since the outbreak began last winter.