On Friday morning, leading infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci and other members of the White House coronavirus task force testified before a House subcommittee on the Trump administration's coronavirus response.
However, he was cautiously optimistic that a vaccine would be available until "late autumn, early winter".
PHOTO: Robert Redfield, director of the CDC, testifies during a House Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing on a national plan to contain the COVID-19 pandemic on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 31, 2020.
Fauci went on to say that he was "actively involved" in the administration's decision to restrict air travel to the US from Europe, and repeated, "Yes, I do" when Scalise asked if he agreed with the move and if he believed it saved American lives.
"If you look at what happened in Europe when they shut down, or locked down, or went to shelter-in-place, however you want to describe it, they really did it to the tune of about 95% plus of the country did that", said Fauci in the clip.
Mr. Trump rejected the medical expert's reasoning and instead claimed the US continues to see large numbers of new coronavirus cases because of the sheer number of tests being conducted, however.
Almost 4.5 million Americans have been been infected since the start of the pandemic, and more than 150,000 have died, according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
"I'm not favouring anybody over anybody", Fauci answered.
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In his testimony, Fauci argues that a hesitancy to shut down more of the country made a baseline impact so that when the country "we were more vulnerable to a renewed surge in cases". It's not a judgment on why you're there in the crowd.
Besides, coronavirus cases trend and geopolitical developments on US-China ties front will remain key market drivers globally. The European country with the most COVID-19 testing is the United Kingdom, with over 16 million.
"If we tested less, there would be less cases", is quite a statement.
Rapid, widespread testing is critical to containing the coronavirus outbreak, but the US effort has been plagued by supply shortages and backlogs.
"If you look at what's going on in this country, I just don't understand why we're not doing that", Dr.
Though Fauci gets push-back from White House officials, other medical experts in the administration are on the same page when it comes to the public health message.
Fauci's comments about transmission risk in kids come as school reopening dates draw closer all across America and new research around the behaviour of the virus in children points to transmission rates at least similar to adults. "Because claims of having a vaccine, ready to distribute before you do testing, I think, is problematic, at best". "And in those situations in which you were not, that led to the surging that you're showing on your chart there", he told Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), the chairman of the committee.