CNBC, Dr. Anthony Fauci says Americans who don’t wear masks may ‘propagate the further spread of infection’, Berkeley Lovelace Jr., Noah Higgins-Dunn, June 5, 2020.
- White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said he has “no doubt” that Americans who aren’t wearing face masks, especially in large crowds, are increasing the risk of spreading the coronavirus.
- “When you have crowds of people together and you have the lack of wearing a mask that increases the risk of there being transmissibility. I have no doubt about that,” he said Friday on CNBC’s “Halftime Report.”
- Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, also said Friday that the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. appears to be going in “the right direction” despite a few “blips.”
The Sunday Times, George Floyd protests in America provide ‘perfect recipe’ for spreading coronavirus, Josh Glancy, Washington, Sunday June 07 2020, 12.01am BST, The Sunday Times.
- But many doctors argue the fight for racial justice is more important than protecting crowds from Covid-19
- As tens of thousands of people continue to take to the streets to protest against the killing of George Floyd, the leader of America’s pandemic response has expressed deep concern that the demonstrations may cause a spike in coronavirus infections.
- Dr Anthony Fauci said he was “very concerned” when he saw the protests break out last weekend, describing them as the “perfect recipe” for spreading the illness.
Fox News, Dr. Fauci says George Floyd protests provide ‘perfect recipe’ for new coronavirus surges, By Brie Stimson, June 7, 2020.
- Recent protests across the U.S. over the death of George Floyd could lead to new surges in coronavirus cases, Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Friday.
- "It is the perfect set-up for the spread of the virus in the sense of creating some blips which might turn into some surges,” Fauci, a member of President Trump's Coronavirus Task Force, told radio station WTOP-FM in Washington, D.C.
- His comments came as the U.S. edged closer to 2 million confirmed infections and 110,000 virus-related deaths, and the globe neared 7 million infections and 400,000 deaths since the pandemic began, according to Johns Hopkins University.
- “As I sat in front of the TV and watched the screen go from Washington, D.C., to New York City, to Los Angeles, to Philadelphia, I got really concerned,” Fauci told the Sunday Times of London. “I was going, ‘Oh my goodness. I hope this doesn’t set us back a lot.’ [After] all of the work in trying to maintain the physical distance and doing all the things, I became very concerned that we might see a resurgence."
- While some in the massive crowds have worn masks, others haven’t -- and no one is social distancing, he said.