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Fauci: 'We're going in the wrong direction'

The Associated Press
Created: June 30, 2020 03:35 PM

Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of President Donald Trump's leading advisers on the coronavirus pandemic, had a grim message for a Senate panel examining the administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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"I'm very concerned, and I'm not satisfied with what's going on because we're going in the wrong direction, if you look at the curves of the new cases," Fauci said Tuesday.

Fauci testified along with other top administration officials, and he said that he could foresee the daily number of positive cases climbing from 40,000 to 100,000, but he declined to give any prediction on the number of deaths that could occur before the pandemic is over.

"I think it's important to tell you and the American public that I'm very concerned because it could get very bad," he said.

The European Union has decided to reopen to visitors from 14 countries but not the U.S., where some of the states that pushed hardest and earliest to reopen their economies are now in retreat because of an alarming surge in confirmed coronavirus infections.

The EU’s decision came a day after Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey closed bars, gyms, movie theaters and water parks, and officials in Republican and Democratic strongholds alike mandated the wearing of masks.
 

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