Until large numbers of Americans have been vaccinated - Giroir said half the eligible population might be by March - much will depend on people taking the recommended precautions, including mask-wearing and distancing, he and Fauci said. The trend is unsafe, Fauci and other government scientists said, with the Christmas holidays sure to bring more travel and family gatherings.
Assistant Secretary for Health Adm. Brett Giroir told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union" that it is "not recommended to have a quarantine after travel unless you've had a direct exposure to a person with Covid for 15 minutes in close contact".
United States top health officials on Sunday called on Americans who had traveled for Thanksgiving to get tested for COVID-19 so as to contain the pandemic.
"We don't want to frighten people, but that's just the reality".
Dr Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, echoed Mr Fauci's concerns, telling CBS News that people who have travelled for the holiday should avoid seeing people over the age of 65. We get asked it all the time.
Speaking on ABC's This Week on Sunday, Dr Fauci reiterated his concern and warned that the U.S. "may see a surge upon a surge", of coronavirus cases, as doctors across the country are braced for a further rise in positive tests and hospitalisations.
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The US has seen a new surge in infections and hospitalisations as the cold months set in.
It can sometimes take two weeks for infected people to develop symptoms, and asymptomatic people can spread the virus without knowing they have it.
WASHINGTON: America plans for "surge upon a surge" as many travelers have returned back home after the Thanksgiving holiday which may lead to a sudden boost in coronavirus cases, top USA scientist Anthony Fauci warned Sunday. So it does work, he asserted, pleading Americans to follow the mitigation measures.
Despite a mid-November warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encouraging Americans not to travel during Thanksgiving, air travel broke pandemic records, with 6.8 million people traveling through airports in the seven days ahead of the holiday. "We are at a risky time because of the travel and again, it's not just the travel, but it's exposing people who have not been sort of in their own pods".
USA top health officials have called on Americans who had travelled during the recent Thanksgiving holiday to get tested for the novel coronavirus in an effort to contain its spread in the already worst-hit country.
"We're doing better than the rest of the world", Trump told Fox News anchor Maria Bartiromo on Sunday, despite the high number of infections the U.S. is experiencing.
Other experts agreed that the coming weeks would be hard, especially since so many traveled over the holiday and held in-person dinners indoors.