Dr. Fauci says Coronavirus cases could increase as the temperature decreases
We are no longer in the summer season, and cooler temperatures are right around the corner. On Tuesday, Dr. Fauci spoke at a virtual festival hosted by the Atlantic, and he is worried about the upcoming season.
“The concern I have now - and I’m giving you more of an answer than you want - is that we're entering into the fall and into the winter, and that means there's going to be more indoor things than outdoor things,” said Dr. Fauci
Fauci, a member of the White House Coronavirus task force says that being indoors leads to a higher chance of spreading the virus. in a recent interview on CNN, he tells medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, that everyone’s situation is different.
“Indoors for you or another person may mean poor ventilation, poor airflow, and difficulty getting the kind of removal of anything that would lead to spread. You know, You talk about particles, you talk about air singing, coughing, sneezing, all those types of things,” said Fauci.
Dr. Fauci does not want to instill fear into anyone, however, he does want people to realize they need to protect themselves as individuals.
“And I hope that that understanding is not going to frighten people, but will jolt them into realizing that it is within our hands to prevent that,” he said.
Dr. Fauci describes October, November, and December as risky.
“On the other hand, it's unacceptable to not realize that we, we are entering into a risk period, and we've got to act accordingly as we enter into that risk period,” said Fauci.
Nationwide, the number of infections a day range from 30 to 40,000. Dr. Fauci says that it is up to us to follow the CDC guidelines to decrease the number of infections as we enter the fall season.