Dr. Anthony Fauci, alongside three other health experts, testified in front of a Senate Committee today on the Trump administration's coronavirus response.
If you're just now reading in, here are the top lines from Fauci's testimony:
- On reopening: Fauci said there could be "really serious" consequences if states and areas reopen prematurely.
- A possible second wave: While the coronavirus will not simply "disappear" this fall, Fauci said the threat of a possible second wave can be mitigated by aggressive testing efforts and health-care preparedness. He said that second wave is "entirely conceivable and possible."
- More deaths than reported: Fauci said many experts believe more people have died from coronavirus than have been reported. He said he's not sure "exactly what percent higher" the real death toll could be. "But almost certainly it’s higher," he added.
- Children with Covid-19: Fauci warned against believing children are immune to coronavirus, citing new cases where some children have developed a mysterious inflammatory syndrome that could be linked to the virus.