Fauci warns states are "skipping over" reopening checkpoints

Fauci said it is clear that some parts of the country skipped over checkpoints or guidelines for when it is safe to reopen. "Either you're locked down or you just let it fly and you just ignore numerous guidelines of physical distancing: wearing a mask, not shaking hands, avoiding crowds".

"We are now having forty-plus thousand new cases a day".

"That's one of the reasons why we have to make sure we engage the community as we're doing now, to get community people to help us, for people to understand that we are doing everything we can to show that it's safe and that it's effective and that it's for the good of them as individuals and in society to take the vaccine", Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said. I made that point very clearly last week at a press conference.

Top U.S. infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci warned that the U.S.is "unlikely" to achieve herd immunity to the novel coronavirus once a vaccine is available.

It comes as top USA disease expert Anthony Fauci, who is due to testify to Congress, says an "alarmingly large" number of Americans are "anti-science".

At Tuesday's hearing, Fauci initially declined to directly answer a question by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., on what the overall USA death toll is likely to be.

However, he did offer a grim assessment for new cases, which are now exceeding the 40,000 mark this week. "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". "That's why I've suggested that the president occasionally wear a mask, even though in most cases it's not necessary for him to do so". USA fatalities account for more than one-fifth of that total, which includes roughly 125,747 deaths as of Sunday.

Redfield predicted a "difficult" fall and winter, saying Americans must be convinced to get flu vaccines. "We're going to continue to be in a lot of trouble, and there's going to be a lot of hurt if that does not go away".

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday launched a fresh attack on President Donald Trump's "historic mismanagement" of the pandemic, arguing he could have saved lives and the economy by acting earlier to control the virus.

"We can reverse these concerning trends, if we work together", Giroir said.

He later implored Fauci for a change in tone: "We need more optimism". "'MAGA" should now stand for "Masks Are Great Again.' Let me give you some marketing advice right there". At least 124,000 people have died of covid-19 in the United States, and the global death count is hovering near 505,000.