Dr. Anthony Fauci said in a speech at the Wall Street Journal CEO Council summit Tuesday that the United States needs everyone to support public health measures if the country wants to end the pandemic, CNN reports.
What’s going on:
- “Trouble is, you go to different parts of the country, and even when the outbreak is clear and hospitals are on the verge of being overrun, there are a substantial proportion of the people who still think that this is not real, that it’s fake news or that it’s a hoax,” Fauci said.
- “We’ve got to overcome that and pull together as a nation uniformly with adhering to these public health measures,” he said, CNN reports,
- Fauci called this “really extraordinarily frustrating, because we feel strongly that we will be able to have a significant impact.”
Will it go away?
- “I don’t think we’re going to eradicate (COVID-19) the way we did with smallpox, but I think we can do what we did with polio,” said Fauci.