Coronavirus unlikely to be under control, could become seasonal, says top US doctor

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Published: April 5, 2020 10:56:49 PM

Fauci is director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He says the virus is unlikely to be completely eradicated from the planet this year.

He says that includes working to develop a vaccine and conducting clinical trials on therapeutic interventions. He says that includes working to develop a vaccine and conducting clinical trials on therapeutic interventions.

Dr. Anthony Fauci says there is a very good chance the new coronavirus will assume a seasonal nature because it is unlikely to be under control globally. Fauci is director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He says the virus is unlikely to be completely eradicated from the planet this year.

That means the US could see the beginning of a resurgence during the next flu season. Fauci says the prospect of a resurgence is the reason the US is working so hard to get its preparedness better than it was.”

He says that includes working to develop a vaccine and conducting clinical trials on therapeutic interventions. He also says states that don’t have stay-at-home orders are not putting the rest of the country at risk as much as they are putting themselves at risk. Fauci spoke on CBS’s Face the Nation.

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