Fauci warns against thinking coronavirus pandemic is nearly over


Dr. Anthony Fauci “was worried” that President Donald Trump was going to contract COVID-19, he told 60 Minutes.

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With more than 8 million COVID-19 cases in the US and vaccines unlikely to be widely available until 2021, Dr. Anthony Fauci told CBS N 60 Minutes we can’t start thinking the end of the coronavirus pandemic is in sight. 

“When you have a million deaths and over 30 million infections globally, you can not say that we’re on the road to essentially getting out of this,” he said. “So quite frankly, I don’t know where we are. It’s impossible to say.”

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director also wasn’t surprised when President Donald Trump contracted the virus earlier this month.

“I was worried that he was going to get sick when I saw him in a completely precarious situation of crowded, no separation between people, and almost nobody wearing a mask,” he told the network. “When I saw that on TV, I said, ‘Oh my goodness. Nothing good can come outta that, that’s gotta be a problem.’ And then sure enough, it turned out to be a superspreader event.”

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