Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on Sunday, April 11, that he was unsure and confused about how Texas and Florida are still prevailing over the CCP Virus (Covid-19) pandemic while not implementing the common public health safety protocols in their states.
While experts are still cautious of rushing into lifting Covid-19 restrictions, Texas and Florida have managed to escape the pandemic’s rage as both states pioneered the loosening mask requirements, re-opening all businesses, and resuming school operations earlier than the rest of the country.
In an interview with MSNBC on Sunday, Fauci was asked why Texas has dismissed nearly all restrictions, resumed to an everyday life against all cautions, but debunked all expectation that the state would be in jeopardy for its pompous move, and continue to have hospitalizations and cases plummet. The doctor answered: “You have to wait a few weeks before you see the effects of what you’re doing right now.”
As Texas is exempt from the anticipated surge of Covid-19 infections, Fauci admitted in the interview that he was “not really quite sure,” assuming that “it could be they’re doing things outdoors.”
The doctor was not unwelcoming of the state’s current out-of-expectation condition amid the pandemic threats.
“I hope they continue to tick down. If they do, that would be great but there’s always the concern when you pull back on methods — particularly on things like indoor dining and bars that are crowded — you could see a delay and then all of a sudden tick right back up.”
Fauci was still skeptical of Texas’ performance, suspecting that there is not much to be confident about as a surge of Covid-19 may take days to manifest.
“We’ve been fooled before by situations where people begin to open back up. Nothing happens and then all of a sudden several weeks later things explode on you, so we’ve got to be careful we don’t prematurely judge that,” Fauci said.
Indeed, time would tell whether Texas and Florida would continue to be role models for America and the rest of the world. They continue to prove it may be unnecessary to follow Covid-19 measurements that comprise many civil restrictions, thus stopping an entire society from carrying out ordinary activities.
The two states also voted against the implementation of the vaccine passport. The proposed system has been met with more skeptics over privacy and the government’s integrity in its handling of the technology than genuinely convinced that it is a solution to bring things back to normal and still allow communities to monitor the virus’ steps closely.
NEW: Fauci says that he's "not sure" and "confused" as to why Texas hasn't had a COVID-19 surge after lifting their mask mandatepic.twitter.com/o9sGR3msgf
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