On Tuesday, the top infectious disease specialist of the United States and the leading member of the coronavirus task force of the White House, warned senators, those states and cities that moved too quickly towards re-opening, may face serious consequences. He urges the states not to re-open before time until they have the ability to handle an unavoidable uptick in new coronavirus cases once they ease stay-at-home orders.
the coronavirus. But the expert did his best to assist those legislators in making policy by providing hard truths mixed with tough love. See CNN, “Fauci tells Congress that states face serious consequences if they reopen too quickly.”
Freed from Trump’s brooding presence at the
— Douglas Kass (@DougKass) May 13, 2020
During the notorious hearing where several representatives and witnesses joined through video conference, Fauci tells a Senate committee that still they will long go to open the schools and expect a vaccine for globally available treatment for novel coronavirus. At present, students should wait for the suitable time to return to the campuses in the fall. He showed optimism that a vaccine to tackle COVID-19 would develop in one to two years.
Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) previously subdued but candid in his demonstration about the efforts to treat the COVID-19 pandemic and roll-back stay home orders on Tuesday in the first hearing on the virus outbreak in the Senate since March. He told the Senate that he didn’t have an aggressive relationship with Donald Trump, but the testimony of Fauci, however, contrasted gradually vocal push of Trump in the last few days for the state to restart the economy.
In case of opening the states before time, it will spike the cases once again
Fauci further said that if some regions, cities, or states jump over those several barriers and early re-open, without having the ability to respond efficiently and effectively. The country will start to see another spike in the new cases of the pandemic. There is a genuine risk that the country will trigger an outbreak that the officials will be unable to control it, that in fact, illogically, will set the country back, not only escalates the number of sufferings, deaths but also drag back the economy badly. Fauci said in testimony before the Education, the Senate Health, Pensions Committee, and Labor.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, also urged that states should not reopen until they know that they have the capabilities to handle an inevitable uptick in cases which will happen once they relax their stay-at-home orders.
— Lynn Lee (@LynnLeeEspino) May 12, 2020
The hearing of Tuesday titled “COVID-19: Safely getting back to school and work,” a strange reminder of the challenges COVID-19 poses. All four witnesses, as well as committee leaders, appeared remotely on video conference sessions. Three of the witness and the chairman, Tennessee’s Senator Lamar Alexander, was not present because they are self-quarantining to some extent after contact with coronavirus positive individuals. The chairman quarterbacked the hearing at his cabin through video conference in Maryville, Tennessee.
Public health experts such as the director of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), Robert Redfield, and Fauci appeared in one of the only public hearings featuring White House coronavirus task force members on Tuesday. The hearing occurred because states all over the country started taking steps to reverse the business closure and stay-home orders in an effort to slow the coronavirus transmission rate.
Senators’ questions and the testimony divide between Democrats and Republicans
The senators and the questions of senators usually demonstrated the countrywide divide between Democrats and Republicans over how the administration treats the pandemic crisis, and the best option chooses amid warnings that positive coronavirus cases might increase once again if the administration rolled back restrictions too quickly.
Democrats pressurized Dr. Fauci as well as the officials on the disconnect between the comments of Trump, and the suggestions rolled back too early. The main Democrat on the committee, Senator Patty Murray of Washington, said that Donald Trump mainly focused on combating the truth than fighting the coronavirus – and U.S. nationals sadly paid the price.
Republican leaders warn against finger-pointing
Alexander, along with other Republicans on the panel, viewed the hearing of Tuesday as a demonstration for what the administration performing against the matter, hoping that the reputes of scientists such as Fauci might lend credibility to the occurring work. In his initial statement, Alexander advised senators not to involve in finger-pointing when the whole world fighting with the virus.
Before they spend excessive time finger-pointing, all of the Americans and almost every country of the world, underestimated the virus, underestimated how transmissible it would be, how it travels silently in people without showing symptoms to infect other individuals. Dr. Fauci becomes one of the leading, and most credible voices of the Trump administration during the COVID-19 outbreak on the coronavirus task force of White House prepared to break with Trump on matters such as testing and rolling back stay-home orders.
However, public experts like Fauci urging the states to keep the business closure orders until the number of cases drops further. A Kentucky Republican, Senator Rand Paul, who tested positive for COVID-19 in March, challenged Fauci as well as other health experts on Tuesday and argued that the coronavirus infection rates in New England are comparatively higher. He warned that in case of not opening schools thus fall, it might put even greater damage to the country.
Senators urge to speed up testing
Senators of both Republican and Democratic parties urged the administration to continue speeding up the coronavirus testing to help states across the country to allow businesses and schools to open. Similarly, Alexander also pushed the Trump administration to intensify testing, even when Trump claimed that the United States leading the world on testing and falsely said any U.S. citizen who wants a test could easily get a test.
The only way we can safely & responsibly open CT & our country is through testing! As a member of the White House Congressional Task Force to re-open the country I’ve urged the Trump Administration to increase our testing capacity. It’s time they deliver.https://t.co/QHwnrMr9Eu
— Rep. John Larson (@RepJohnLarson) May 8, 2020
Alexander says that the United States’ efforts for testing more numbers were impressive but need more effort. Because all ways back to school and back to work run through testing and the United States done a remarkable job so far, but not almost enough, Alexander said. A Utah Republican, Senator Mitt Romney was duller in evaluating the track record of the administration and interrogating the administration’s touting to conduct more tests than South Korea and noting that the United States delay in tests earlier this year and coronavirus deaths toll of South Korea remains under three hundred, compared to over eighty thousand in the U.S.
United States achieved more than nine million COVID-19 tests
Besides Redfield and Fauci, Dr. Stephen Hahn, the Food & Drug Administration Commissioner and Adm. Brett Giroir, the Assistant Secretary for Health at Health & Human Services Department, also testified at the hearing on Tuesday. Giroir told the committee that since 12th March, the country achieved over nine million coronavirus tests, while noting it might still need a few more months to escalate production further. According to the forecast of Giroir, the United States will able to manage, distribute, and apply around forty to fifty million tests in a month by September if states need that many tests.