Dr. Anthony Fauci on Tuesday warned that resuming state economies before COVID-19 avoidance measures are in place might cause “little spikes that may become outbreaks.”
Fauci’s caution, part of his testament by video conference before a Senate hearing, stands in stark contrast to President Donald Trump’s urging on Monday that the U.S. is dominating versus the coronavirus and needs to “reopen.”
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The variety of deaths linked to COVID-19 has passed 80,000, a figure that Fauci admitted is most likely lower than the real death toll since some who died were not tested for the coronavirus.
Likewise Tuesday, House Democratic leaders pushed for a second round of payments of approximately $1,200 per individual in brand-new coronavirus relief legislation that’s headed for a vote Friday.
Its prospects in the Republican-run Senate are far from certain. Michael Zona, a spokesperson for Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, called the total legislation “DOA in the Senate,” although he didn’t comment particularly on the stimulus cash.
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