Dr. Fauci warns of ‘irreparable damage’ if lockdowns are kept in place for too long

White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said that extended stay-at-home orders could end up causing ‘irreparable damage’ in certain parts of the country if they do not open soon. 

Fauci was speaking on CNBC‘s ‘Halftime Report’ on Friday when he made the comments, stressing that the country still needed to take ‘very significant precautions’. 

‘I don’t want people to think that any of us feel that staying locked down for a prolonged period of time is the way to go,’ the doctor said. 

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'I don't want people to think that any of us feel that staying locked down for a prolonged period of time is the way to go,' Dr Fauci said on Friday

'I don't want people to think that any of us feel that staying locked down for a prolonged period of time is the way to go,' Dr Fauci said on Friday

‘I don’t want people to think that any of us feel that staying locked down for a prolonged period of time is the way to go,’ Dr Fauci said on Friday

While Fauci acknowledged that stringent measures needed to be taken when coronavirus cases were exploding in the U.S., certain parts could start opening up. 

‘Now is the time, depending upon where you are and what your situation is, to begin to seriously look at reopening the economy, reopening the country to try to get back to some degree of normal,’ he continued. 

Dr. Fauci did hesitate from endorsing the full reduction of social distancing measures and stressed that states needed to take ‘very significant precautions. 

‘In general, I think most of the country is doing it in a prudent way,’ he said. ‘There are obviously some situations where people might be jumping over that. I just say please proceed with caution if you’re going to do that.’  

Dr. Fauci did hesitate from endorsing the full reduction of social distancing measures and stressed that states needed to take 'very significant precautions

Dr. Fauci did hesitate from endorsing the full reduction of social distancing measures and stressed that states needed to take 'very significant precautions

Dr. Fauci did hesitate from endorsing the full reduction of social distancing measures and stressed that states needed to take ‘very significant precautions

 

On Wednesday, Dr. Fauci cautioned that using the name ‘Operation Warp Speed’ to prioritize the initiative to get a vaccine approved for coronavirus could embolden the anti-vaccine movement.

‘People don’t understand that, because when they hear ‘Operation Warp Speed,’ they think, ‘Oh, my God, they’re jumping over all these steps and they’re going to put us at risk,’ the federal government’s top immunologist told The Washington Post.

While Fauci did admit that the process to get a vaccine to the marketplace in the midst of the still-growing pandemic is more expedited than usual, he asserted it would still be just as safe and that no steps would be skipped.

‘You’re doing things in a totally unprecedented way, and you’re going really fast but not compromising safety because you haven’t cut out any of the steps you would have done had you done it the traditional way,’ Fauci continued.

The comments come as Fauci, who is on the White House coronavirus task force, has virtually disappeared from television appearances over the last two weeks.

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