Dr. Fauci: ‘We’ve Been Through a Depression, We’ve Been Through a World War. We Pulled Together Through 9/11’

The infectious-disease expert also said that aiming for 100% herd immunity, instead of maintaining safety procedures and waiting for a vaccine in early 2021, would have dire consequences

by Quentin Fottrell
Market Watch

COVID-19 doesn’t care who you will vote for in November.

That’s the message from Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and expert on infectious diseases for four decades. He delivered some blunt messages to the American public during an online video interview this week. In an election year, he asked the American people NOT to politicize the coronavirus pandemic.

In response to a question from actor Matthew McConaughey about the politicization of the virus, he talked about other times in U.S. history. “Our country has been through very, very difficult situations. We’ve been through a Depression, we’ve been through a World War. We pulled together through 9/11.” But if you are not taking precautions, “You are part of the problem rather than the solution.”

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