A disease expert revealed there is a chance more people will become infected with the deadly Asian disease if they turn up to vote at the upcoming election.
Dr. Anthony Fauci confirmed he has no way to verifying the safety of Americans who present themselves at polling booths for the general election on Nov. 3.
“I cannot guarantee it,” the director of the federally funded National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said according to Fox News. “I do not want to be the pessimistic person [but] there is always the possibility as we get into next fall and the beginning of early winter that we could see a rebound … I hope we do not have a rebound that would make this very difficult as we get into November.”
Fauci hopes the lessons learned from responding to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus will help create a clearer framework for how general elections can be held during a worldwide pandemic.
“If we do, and there certainly is a possibility [as] I am a realist, there certainly is a possibility, hopefully we will be able to respond to that rebound in a much more effective way than what we are seeing now in January, February, [and] March,” he said according to CNN. “I believe that if we have a good [and] measured way of growing into this steps toward normality, then we hope that by the time we get to November that we will be able to do it in a way, which is the standard way.”
This will depend on the primary health care system better diagnosing the CCP Virus, law enforcement to ensure Americans keep practicing social distancing, and medication to treat the many symptoms that can include fatigue, coughing, difficulty breathing, and a fever.
“Hopefully what we have gone through now and the capability that we have from much much better testing capability, much much better civil surveillance capability, and the ability to respond with countermeasures with drugs that work that it will be an entirely different ball game,” the director said according to CNN. “I hope so.”
As The BL previously reported, the White House recently dismissed media speculation that President Donald Trump was thinking about firing Fauci after demands for the expert’s resignation were shared on social media.
“This media chatter is ridiculous—President Trump is not firing Dr. Fauci,” White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said in a statement. “The president’s tweet clearly exposed media attempts to maliciously push a falsehood about his China decision in an attempt to rewrite history … Dr. Fauci has been and remains a trusted adviser to President Trump.”