Dr. Anthony Fauci is not confident the battle with the coronavirus will be won in the near future.
President Donald Trump appears optimistic the coronavirus will not come back after the first wave.
“It goes out and it’s going to go out fast. We’re going to be watching for it. But it’s all possible,” Trump said. “But it’s also possible it doesn’t come back at all.”
Fauci’s remarks, however, did not align with Trump’s.
“We will have coronavirus in the fall, I am convinced of that,” Fauci said, adding, “Whether or not it’s going to be big or small is going to depend on our response.”
Watch his comments below:
Dr. Anthony Fauci says he is “convinced” there will be coronavirus in the fall as President Trump downplays the threat of a second wave of the virus. @PeterAlexander has more. pic.twitter.com/GJLPJ4Js0T— TODAY (@TODAYshow) April 23, 2020
Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Robert Redfield originally warned Americans the second wave of the coronavirus could be more difficult than the first, as IJR previously reported.
“There’s a possibility that the assault of the virus on our nation next winter will actually be even more difficult than the one we just went through,” Redfield said.
He explained the the coronavirus combined with influenza could be taxing on the health care industry.
Redfield clarified his remarks during the coronavirus task force briefing, as IJR reported.
“I didn’t say that this was going to be worse. I said it was going to be more difficult and potentially more complicated because we will have flu and coronavirus circulating at the same time,” Redfield said.
Trump reiterated while the United States may see a second wave of the coronavirus, as he believes, it is not going to be as bad as the first wave.
“But if we have embers of corona coupled with the flu, that’s not going to be pleasant,” Trump said. “But it’s not going to be what we have gone through in any way shape or form.”
The United States has more than 843,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and over 46,000 deaths.