On Wednesday, we told you about JP Morgan Study that showed coronavirus infection rates have declined (not increased) in states where lockdowns have ended. However, government health officials have been telling the nation that coronavirus lockdowns are critical to controlling spread of the deadly virus.
Now for the first time, Dr. Anthony Fauci appears to be changing his tune on the stay-at-home orders. In an interview with CNBC today, the White House health advisor said the stay-at-home orders intended to curb the spread of the coronavirus could end up causing “irreparable damage” if imposed for too long.
“I don’t want people to think that any of us feel that staying locked down for a prolonged period of time is the way to go,” Fauci said during an interview with CNBC’s Meg Tirrell on “Halftime Report.”
“In general, I think most of the country is doing it in a prudent way,” he said. “There are obviously some situations where people might be jumping over that. I just say please proceed with caution if you’re going to do that.”
Dr. Fauci has been criticized in recent days by U.S. lawmakers Rand Paul and Andy Biggs, for making comments appearing to advocate for keeping some businesses closed longer.