Fauci: US has 'unacceptably high' level of COVID-19 cases going into fall
September 3, 2020
Anthony Fauci said Wednesday that the United States has an “unacceptably high” level of new cases heading into the fall, and pushed for people to exercise caution heading into the Labor Day weekend to prevent further surges.
Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, was asked on MSNBC about what baseline level of new cases per day he would be comfortable with ahead of the fall, when many experts fear the virus will further surge and coincide with flu as the weather gets colder.
The U.S. has around 40,000 new cases per day currently. “We're right around 40,000 new cases, that's an unacceptably high baseline,” Fauci said. “We've got to get it down, I'd like to see it 10,000 or less, hopefully less.”