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Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday he would “want to see a clear indication” that the U.S. is “very clearly and strongly going in the right direction,” before reopening the country.
“The virus kind of decides whether or not it’s going to be appropriate to open,” the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said on CNN. He warned the country could “prematurely” end social distancing measures and then “you’re right back in the same situation.”
Fauci said that the curve of new cases appear to be flattening as hospitalizations and patients on ventilators in New York were down: “We’re going in the right direction, let’s keep in that direction.”
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