The novel coronavirus “very well might” become cyclical and the US needs to be prepared for it to return seasonally, Dr. Anthony Fauci said at the White House on Wednesday.
“I know we’ll be successful in putting this down now, but we really need to be prepared for another cycle,” Fauci, the nation’s top expert on infectious disease, told reporters at the daily coronavirus briefing.
Fauci said this emphasizes the need to rapidly develop and test a vaccine for the novel coronavirus.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top expert on infectious disease, on Wednesday warned that the novel coronavirus could come back in “cycles,” and urged the US to be prepared.
The virus “very well might” become cyclical and experienced seasonally, Fauci said at the daily White House briefing on coronavirus. “We really need to be prepared for another cycle,” he added.
Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said this emphasizes the need to continue developing a vaccine and test it quickly so it will be available “for that next cycle.”
Additionally, Fauci said the US needs to continue to do the “randomized, controlled trial of drugs, so that we will have a menu of drugs” that are proven to be effective and safe.
“I know we’ll be successful in putting this down now, but we really need to be prepared for another cycle. And what we’re doing, I believe, will prepare us well,” Fauci said.
Dr. Fauci warns of Seasonal Cycle: “We need to be prepared that we’ll get a cycle…it totally emphasizes the need to do what we’re doing in developing a vaccine.”
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