“I am quite concerned about what we are seeing evolve in four states,” Anthony Fauci told the Senate health panel, without naming the states.
Top Trump administration health officials expressed alarm at a Senate hearing Tuesday about a spike of coronavirus cases in states they said may have relaxed social distancing and lockdowns too early in order to restart their economies.
“I am quite concerned about what we are seeing evolve in four states,” NIH infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci told the Senate HELP Committee, without naming the states. He suggested leaders may have “gone too quickly” and skipped over criteria the Centers for Disease Control laid out for reopening safely.
Arizona, California, Florida and Texas have each had to roll back reopening plans amid a surge of new infections and hospitalizations.