Dr. Fauci says NJ is better prepared for potential 2nd wave of coronavirus

Dr. Anthony Fauci says that he is seeing progress in New Jersey’s efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus.

News 12 Staff

Sep 25, 2020, 10:32 AM

Updated 1,396 days ago

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Dr. Fauci says NJ is better prepared for potential 2nd wave of coronavirus during Facebook Live with Gov. Murphy
Dr. Anthony Fauci says that he is seeing progress in New Jersey's efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus.
Gov. Phil Murphy and Fauci hosted a Facebook Live event to talk about the current state of the pandemic.
The Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases says that the Garden State's current coronavirus numbers means it's better prepared than most other states to handle a potential second wave later this fall.
Both Fauci and Murphy acknowledged spikes of the virus in young people, but the doctor says the state's current infection rate should allow the governor to continue relaxing rules on businesses and schools gradually.
Fauci says one of the major barriers to help battle the coronavirus is partisanship.
"Put aside this divisiveness nonsense where it's like if you wear mask, you're on this side of the political spectrum, if you don't wear a mask, you on the other side of the political spectrum," Dr. Fauci says. "That is so destructive. We are all in this together."
During the Facebook Live, Fauci also said he doesn't expect a coronavirus vaccine to be distributed to the majority of the public until mid-to-late 2021.


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