Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, warned once again on Thursday about complacency in the battle against COVID-19 as he expressed concern over the “disturbingly high” level of daily new infections in the United States.
Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and top medical adviser of President Joe Biden, noted to CNN’s Anderson Cooper how deaths and hospitalizations from the coronavirus are currently falling.
“But the number that is disturbing, Anderson, is the number of cases each day,” he said. “When we had the big spike that we’ve discussed so many times that went way up to two to three or more hundred thousand cases per day, then it came back down. But now it’s plateaued at a disturbingly high level.”