15 July 2020 - 12:37
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Coronavirus is “clearly the most challenging” public health crisis he’s ever dealt with – including HIV, Ebola, Anthrax and Zika, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, said during a webinar with Stanford School of Medicine on Monday.

Rasa - “We haven’t even begun to see the end of it yet,” Fauci stated of the virus, CNN reported.

Fauci called the global coronavirus pandemic “unprecedented” and “the worst nightmare”. 

“One thinks about the worst nightmare of an infectious disease person who's interested in global health and outbreaks – is the combination of a new microbe that has [a] spectacular … degree of capability of transmitting, and also has a considerable degree of morbidity and mortality – and here it is, it’s happened,” Fauci said.

“Your worst nightmare, the perfect storm,” he continued, adding, “I think 50 years from now, people are going to be reflecting historically on this, the way we used to reflect on the 1918 outbreak."

As cases continue to surge across the US and the Donald Trump administration pushes to reopen schools, Fauci has actively continued to warn about the seriousness of the pandemic.

Fauci told The Wall Street Journal in a podcast last week that the country must control crowds, get people to wear masks and do a better job on physical distancing to get on top of the surging coronavirus pandemic as cases spike across parts of the South and Southwest.

Fauci noted that in order to get children back in school this fall, the country has to maintain control over the pandemic.

“We have got to keep our eye on that,” he added.

At least 35 US states are seeing a rise in new cases compared to the previous week, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Across the country, health officials are sounding the alarm over the number of infected patients seeking medical care.

There are at least 3.3 million cases of coronavirus in the US, and at least 135,000 people have died, according to Johns Hopkins University's tally of cases.

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