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Fauci Warns That the Coronavirus Pandemic Is Far From Over

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Fauci: Coronavirus is a "nightmare" and it "isn’t over yet"...Where is it going to end? We’re still at the beginning of really understanding.”

NY Times

6/9/20

Fauci Warns That the Coronavirus Pandemic Is Far From Over

The nation’s leading infectious disease expert tells biotech executives that Covid-19 has inflicted global damage, exposing worrisome racial disparities.

...“In a period of four months, it has devastated the whole world,” Dr. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on Tuesday during a conference held by BIO, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization. “And it isn’t over yet.”..

...An efficiently transmitted disease can spread worldwide in six months or a year, but “this took about a month,” Dr. Fauci said. He attributed the rapid spread to the contagiousness of the virus, and to extensive world travel by infected people...

...The differences, he said, include Covid’s broad range of severity, from no symptoms at all to critical illness and death, with lung damage, intense immune responses and clotting disorders that have caused strokes even in young people, as well as a separate inflammatory syndrome causing severe illness in some children

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/09/health/fauci-vaccines-coronavirus.html?action=click&module=RelatedLinks&pgtype=Article

A Hit With The Ladies, BSN, RN

Specializes in Psych. Has 5 years experience.

Fauci's 79 years old, is grandfathered into a very generous federal pension, and has basically been in his job since Reagan was president. He is completely out of touch with the needs of 40+ million unemployed Americans. He can go take a hike for all I care. He's not the be-all end-all of doctors, and nobody anointed him Dictator of America. He can make recommendations which people can voluntarily abide by, but he cannot make decisions by diktat upon the American people. President Trump should have fired him a long time ago.

herring_RN, ASN, BSN

Specializes in Critical care, tele, Medical-Surgical. Has 49 years experience.

YES! I am so very glad that our extended family is mostly staying home. Whether at the beach, a park, or protest I fear more will be infected before we get a vaccine or cure. Hopefully our hospitals will be able to care for the sickest victims of COVID-19

16 minutes ago, herring_RN said:

YES! I am so very glad that our extended family is mostly staying home. Whether at the beach, a park, or protest I fear more will be infected before we get a vaccine or cure. Hopefully our hospitals will be able to care for the sickest victims of COVID-19

They may be able to care for them but they aren't going to get paid for a difficult percentage of the care, I'm afraid. This is going to be a very trying time for our private, for profit health system.