“We need to hunker down and get through this fall and winter because it’s not going to be easy,” Fauci said during a panel discussion with doctors from Harvard Medical School.
The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases went on to warn against underestimating the pandemic’s potential to cause continued destruction.
“Don't ever, ever underestimate the potential of the pandemic.
And don't try and look at the rosy side of things.".
During Thursday’s panel, Fauci added that vaccine trials are “progressing very well,” and repeated his prediction that one will likely be available by the end of the year or by early 2021.
“We're right around 40,000 new cases, that's an unacceptably high baseline,” Fauci said at the time.
“We've got to get it down, I'd like to see it 10,000 or less, hopefully less. »