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Fauci issues dire warning to Senate Committee on COVID-19 spike

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — On Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Robert Redfield (CDC Director) and other top U.S. health officials testified before the Senate Committee of Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions regarding COVID-19.

As several states struggle to deal with spikes in cases, Dr. Fauci issued a dire warning.

"I would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around and so I am very concerned," Dr. Fauci explained.

Both Dr. Fauci and Redfield commented on reports of large crowds gathering and less people wearing masks. Dr. Fauci warned that those people put, not just themselves, but everyone at risk of contracting the deadly virus.

As of Tuesday, 17 states have adjusted their reopening plans and 36 states are now seeing an increase in cases.

"Clearly, we are not in control right now, " Dr. Fauci said.

Fauci also said there's no guarantee a vaccine will be readily available by the end of the year.

Richard Bodee

Richard Bodee is a reporter at WREX. He joined the 13 WREX team in June 2019 after graduating from DePaul University with a Master’s degree in broadcast journalism.

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