March 16, 2020
You have to have a national lockdown if you want to stop this virus.
The nation’s top infectious disease expert on Sunday did not rule out supporting a temporary national lockdown of the country’s restaurants and bars in order to curb the spread of coronavirus, saying he’d like to see a “dramatic” reduction in activity in order to fight the disease.
Asked by CNN’s Brianna Keilar on “State of the Union” if he’d like a “national lockdown” where people are being told they need to stay home and out of restaurants and bars, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, said he’d “like to see a dramatic diminution of the personal interaction that we see” in those places.
“Whatever it takes to do that, that’s what I’d like to see,” Fauci added.
Fauci, a key member of the Trump administration’s coronavirus task force, told Keilar that Americans will need to come to terms with the fact that life will begin to look much different as the country tries to slow the spread of the disease.
“We need to be very serious about — for a while, life is not going to be the way it used to be in the United States,” he said. “We have to just accept that if we want to do what’s best for the American public.”
Donald Trump should have quarantined everything immediately.
We ALL saw what this virus did in China, and we all saw how they fixed the problem. As soon as China locked down Wuhan, we should have said “okay well, it’s time for us to move on this,” and blocked flights from everywhere. Then if a case popped up in America, the city it popped up in should have been quarantined.
But now everyone has it.
Of course, a total lockdown would stop the spread. But it would have to be total.
Or whatever. I guess Trump can just keep refusing to do tests and hope the disease goes away when the weather breaks.
I still believe it will go away when the weather breaks, because there is not a single warm country with an outbreak. Southeast Asia had infinity numbers of Chinese tourists and they don’t have outbreaks. I don’t think it spreads in warm weather, because it has the same type of lipid wall as the flu, which breaks down in warm temperatures.
But a lot of people could get sick between now and May.