‘It might actually get worse’: Dr. Fauci warns of a ‘post-seasonal’ surge in COVID-19 cases
Dr. Anthony Fauci warned of a surge in coronavirus cases following the high amount of travel over the holidays.
“We very well might see a post-seasonal — in the sense of Christmas, New Year’s — surge, and as I’ve described it a surge upon a surge,” the nation’s leading infectious disease expert said on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday.
Fauci had urged the American public to “stay at home as much as you can” ahead of the Christmas holidays, The Washington Post reported. However, more than 1.19 million travelers passed through the airports on the day before Christmas Eve — the highest number recorded since March, according to data from the Transportation and Security Administration.
Ahead of the winter holidays, the US was witnessing a staggering number of deaths from the coronavirus following the Thanksgiving holiday period, during which millions of Americans traveled despite the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation against doing so.