America’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci has predicted there will be another coronavirus outbreak from fall, that is 22 September to 21 December.
He said the U.S. will be better prepared to combat the virus.
“In fact, I would anticipate that that would actually happen because of the degree of transmissibility,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
He made the prediction while responding to a question about a possible reemergence of the virus in the fall during a news conference in the White House Rose Garden.
Fauci added, however, that if another outbreak were to occur, things “are going to be very, very different.”
“Our ability to go out and be able to test, identify, isolate, and contact trace, will be orders of magnitude better than what it was just a couple months ago,” Fauci said.
Fauci said by fall treatments for the coronavirus would hopefully be ready for use. He said by then it’s important the government has a vaccine “that’s on track, and multiple other candidates.”
The U.S. now leads the rest of the world in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases.
More than 187,000 cases have been confirmed across the country with 3,867
Globally, more than 850,000 cases have been confirmed with more than 42,000 fatalities.