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Fauci Says Us Will Not ‘turn The Corner’ In Covid The Crisis Trump Claimed To Debate

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Dr. Anthony Fauci has again put himself at odds with President Donald Trump suggesting the commander-in-chief was incorrect to suggest the United States is “turning the corner” amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and the president have clashed on several occasions over the course of the pandemic with differing opinions on the situation as well as how to handle it.

Speaking in the final presidential debate this week, Trump said: “It will go away and as I say, we’re rounding the turn, we’re rounding the corner. It’s going away.”

Speaking to the BBC, Fauci had this quote put to him and was asked: “Is that so?”

He responded: “No, it’s not. I mean I think if you just look at the numbers, you can have opinions about what’s going on but the data speak for themselves.

“Yesterday we had over 70,000 cases additional cases in a day and we had about 100, oh I would say about a thousand deaths, excuse me, a thousand deaths. And if you look at the map of the United States there are areas that when it gets above a certain percentage, that is an indication, percentage of tests that are positive, that is an indication that you’re actually going in the wrong direction.”

In regards to how to respond to this, he said “there’s no appetite whatsoever” for “shutting down in any strict way.”

“But there are certain public health measures that you could implement that would go along way to turning around these increases that we’re seeing,” he said.

A graphic provided by Statista illustrates the seven-day rolling average of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States and the European Union as of October 22.
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