Fauci says new US coronavirus cases could hit 100,000 a day in stark warning to Senate – live

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The US set a new high last week for the number of new coronavirus cases confirmed in one day, following the statistics issued regularly by Johns Hopkins University, when it rose to 40,000 compared with the high of 36,400 in a day, reported on April 24 during the first peak of infections.

Fauci last testified in the Senate on May 12. Since then, and especially in June, business have started opening up in quite a rush, seemingly sidestepping recommendations issued by the federal government about not relaxing restrictions on businesses and social movements until criteria had been met such as a two-week reduction in new infections, much higher rates of testing and the guarantee of sufficient hospital capacity and supplies if things got worse.

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Source: The Guardian
Fauci says new US coronavirus cases could hit 100,000 a day in stark warning to Senate – live