Fauci: U.S. could reach 100,000 new cases a day

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In sworn testimony before a Senate committee, Fauci addressed the lack of compliance in parts of the country.

"We're not in the situation of New Zealand or Singapore or Korea where a new case is rapidly identified and all the contacts are traced and people are isolated who are sick and people who are exposed are quarantined and they can keep things under control", Dr Schuchat said in an interview with The Journal of the American Medical Association on Monday.

Anthony Fauci issued a dire warning at a Senate hearing Tuesday about the rate of the coronavirus pandemic's spread amid a spike in new cases, noting that new cases may reach 100,000 per day if the United States continues on its current trajectory.

When it comes to a vaccine, Dr. Fauci said many manufacturers are already creating doses even without the vaccine being proven effective.

Fauci, the infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health, was speaking to the committee regarding the reopening of schools and workplaces.

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And while Dr. Fauci is a supporter of certain so-called "reopening" pushes, he noted that we are now experiencing the fallout from not doing so in a more responsible and "measured" way.

However, he did offer a grim assessment for new cases, which are now exceeding the 40,000 mark this week.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday pressed Americans to adopt face masks during a trip to Texas and wore one himself, a sharp turnaround for the administration.

Warren pushed, "Can you make any kind of estimate on what we're looking at overall on the number of deaths before this is over?"

"He added, "[The overall death toll is] going to be very disturbing, I will guarantee you that because when you have an outbreak in one part of the country, even though in other parts of the country they're doing well, they're vulnerable.

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The warning from top U.S. health experts came during a hearing about the latest efforts by the USA government to contain the pandemic as several states struggle to contain the virus amid growing cases and state reopens. "It's worked for us, but we clearly need to stay on our game".

More than half of all states are seeing an increase in cases, and Florida, Texas and Arizona are being particularly affected.

Earlier today: The World Health Organization confirmed in an email to CNN on Tuesday that agency officials are carefully reading the new data that has emerged on the swine flu virus. "'MAGA" should now stand for "Masks Are Great Again.' Let me give you some marketing advice right there".

The United States government's top infectious diseases expert on Tuesday warned that daily COVID-19 cases could more than double if Americans fail to take countermeasures and cautioned against pinning hopes on a vaccine.

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