Dr. Anthony Fauci of the White House coronavirus task force plans to issue a dire warning today about the impact of reopening the country too early and too quickly when he testifies during a Senate hearing.
TUESDAY, May 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As states across America move through the early phases of reopening their economies, the nation's top infectious disease expert plans to issue an ominous warning during a Senate hearing on Tuesday: Open too quickly, and "needless suffering and death" will follow.
Dr. Anthony Fauci is one of four top health officials who will testify remotely before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, the New York Times reported.
"The major message that I wish to convey to the Senate HLP committee tomorrow is the danger of trying to open the country prematurely," he wrote to a Times reporter late Monday night. "If we skip over the checkpoints in the guidelines to 'Open America Again,' then we risk the danger of multiple outbreaks throughout the country. This will not only result in needless suffering and death, but would actually set us back on our quest to return to normal."