"Over a period of time we will get a good vaccine," says Dr. Anthony Fauci
Dr. Anthony Fauci of the White House Coronavirus Task Force: “If you want to get to pre-coronavirus, that might not ever happen.”
Fauci, who is Director of The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, added that America will get back eventually to a “functioning” society without the extreme limitations of social distancing we are experiencing in April, 2020.
“I believe that with the therapies that will be coming on line, and the fact I feel confident... we will get a good vaccine, we will never have to get back to where we are right now.”
“If back to normal means acting like there never was a coronavirus problem, I don’t think that’s going to happen until we have a situation when you can completely protect the population.”
Dr. Fauci: "If you want to get to pre-coronavirus, that might not ever happen."
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) April 6, 2020
Short version of Fauci's answer to question about getting back to normal at briefing: "Right now we are in a very intense mitigation. When we get back to normal, we will go back gradually to the point where we can function as a society."
— Edward Colby (@EdwardBColby) April 6, 2020
At the WH briefing Dr. Fauci said he had "good conversations" with @IAGovernor Kim Reynolds and Nebraska @GovRicketts. "Just because they don’t have a very strict stay at home order, they have a lot of things in place that are totally compatible with what everyone else is doing.”
— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) April 6, 2020
Fauci says some of the few GOP governors who haven’t issued ‘strict’ stay-at-home orders have, in fact, imposed major restrictions that “functionally” serve as SAH orders. Praises govs of NE and IA.
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) April 6, 2020
Fauci: if you're talking pre-corona, that may not happen. But therapeutics will help open up economy again.
— Anjalee Khemlani (@AnjKhem) April 6, 2020
PHOTO: WHITE HOUSE
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a member of the White House Coronavirus Taskforce, addresses his remarks at a coronavirus update briefing Monday, March 16, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen)