Fauci addresses Senate

Dr. Anthony Fauci told senators the country risks seeing COVID-19 cases rise if stay-at-home orders are lifted too rapidly across the nation. The advice comes as states are struggling to decide on how quickly to try to end their respective shutdowns.

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May 13, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Anthony Fauci

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government’s top infectious disease expert issued a blunt warning Tuesday that cities and states could “turn back the clock” and see more COVID-19 deaths and economic damage alike if they lift coronavirus stay-at-home orders too fast — a sharp contrast as President Donald Trump pushes to right a free-falling economy.

“There is a real risk that you will trigger an outbreak that you may not be able to control,” Dr. Anthony Fauci warned a Senate committee and the nation as more than two dozen states have begun to lift their lockdowns as a first step toward economic recovery.

There is a real risk that you will trigger an outbreak that you may not be able to control.

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