- Coronavirus transmission can be stopped and the curve can be straightened, Dr. Anthony Fowsey insisted in an extensive interview hosted by the University of Brown on YouTube.
- Wearing face masks, social distancing and hand hygiene are among the few key steps needed to reduce the infection rate.
- But Dr. Foci also identified a major problem that needs to be addressed so that the country does not become a disaster in the fall or winter.
America accounted for more than 25 percent of the world’s coronavirus infections on Saturday morning, with nearly 5.1 million confirmed cases out of 19.6 million worldwide. And COVID-1
As the northern hemisphere approaches autumn and winter, health professionals everywhere will begin preparations for a nightmare scenario. It is not only COVID-19 that circulates freely in communities, but also the flu, a virus that grows in cold weather. If left unchecked, the new coronavirus will continue to overwhelm hospitals, and some regions may experience a secondary influenza epidemic in addition to COVID-19.
Speaking to Dr. Ashish K. Ja, of Brown University, Dr. Anthony Foci said the country must do one thing to avoid a catastrophe in the fall or winter.
Referring to Arizona’s ability to level the curve of the mass outbreak that began in July, Fauci said the same five or six “basic principles” of prevention apply everywhere. These are “universal wearing a mask, physical distancing, avoid crowds, it is better outdoors than indoors, wash your hands,” said the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
“Stay away from the bars,” Foci continued. “Bars are bad news when it comes to distribution. I will just repeat it again until I am exhausted. These things work, “he added, referring to these principles.
“I strongly believe and will say very clearly that we should not lock ourselves in completely if we do things right. I believe that we can open the economy, restore employment, get people out of difficulties to be closed. If we do it wisely, carefully and the way the instructions vote. “
He then turned to the clear mismatch between the scientific approach to tackling a pandemic and the political message that gave rise to this idea, which is either a complete blockade or a completely open economy.
“Anyone who says that we do not live in a divisive era in our country does not pay attention to what is happening in our country,” said the public health expert. So, what happened… instead of saying, “Let’s use the principles of public health as a means of opening up the country,” it’s like there are principles of public health, and then there’s “open the country” and they’re not synergistic. . “
He continued: “We really have to get to the point where one is not an enemy of… one is a gateway to get to the other. I call myself a realist. But I am also a cautious optimist. And I think that if we can somehow unite the country to do this together, I don’t think we should go into autumn and winter thinking that we will have a catastrophe. We can go in the fall and winter to look good if we do certain things. “
The full interview is available below: