While making it clear he was making no “absolute prediction” Dr. Anthony Fauci said during the most recent coronavirus press briefing he thinks the country should be in “good shape” for schools to reopen in fall.
By the time that we get to the fall that we will have this under control enough that it certainly will not be the way it is now, where people are shutting schools.
Dr. Fauci says coronavirus “will not disappear” but expects education access will improve: “By the time that we get to the fall that we will have this under control enough that it certainly will not be the way it is now, where people are shutting schools” https://t.co/SXEgRykwiK pic.twitter.com/c8OWJVPfRQ
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The Hill reports Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Tuesday that he thinks the country will be in “good shape” for reopening schools by the start of next school year in the fall.
“Bottom line is, no absolute prediction, but I think we’re going to be in good shape,” Fauci said at a White House news briefing when asked whether he thinks schools will be able to start on time next school year.
Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, noted there is much uncertainty around the situation but said that by fall enough time is likely to have passed to allow schools to reopen.
Schools across the country are currently shut down as part of the efforts to slow the spread of the virus.
Fauci said he expects that “by the time we get to the fall … we will have this under control enough that it certainly will not be the way it is now, where people are shutting schools.”
He noted, though, that some measures will need to be in place to prevent a major resurgence of the virus.
“It’s going to be different, remember now, because this is not going to disappear,” he said.