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Tue May 12, 2020, 06:50 AM

Fauci to Warn of 'Needless Suffering and Death' if States Open Too Soon

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the United States’ top infectious disease expert and a central figure in the government’s response to the coronavirus, plans to deliver a frank warning to the Senate on Tuesday: Americans would experience “needless suffering and death” if the country opens up prematurely.

Dr. Fauci, who has emerged as perhaps the nation’s most respected voice during the worst public health crisis in a century, is one of four top government doctors scheduled to testify remotely at a high-profile — and highly unusual — hearing on Tuesday before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. He made his comments in an email to the New York Times reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg late Monday night.

“The major message that I wish to convey to the Senate HLP committee tomorrow is the danger of trying to open the country prematurely,” he wrote. “If we skip over the checkpoints in the guidelines to ‘Open America Again,’ then we risk the danger of multiple outbreaks throughout the country. This will not only result in needless suffering and death, but would actually set us back on our quest to return to normal.”

It is a message starkly at odds with the “things are looking up” argument that President Trump has been trying to put out: that states are ready to reopen and the pandemic is under control...

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/12/us/coronavirus-updates.html

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BeyondGeography May 2020 OP
Takket May 2020 #1
Lady_Chat May 2020 #2
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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 07:00 AM

1. I thought he was banned from talking to Congress?

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Response to Takket (Reply #1)

Tue May 12, 2020, 07:11 AM

2. Just the House, not the Senate

More republicans there to give him a hard time.

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