Fauci: Americans are ‘going to have to hunker down significantly more’ to fight coronavirus
Asked on Sunday about cases of people outside the stated risk groups having contracted severe symptoms overseas, Fauci said researchers will want to “make sure the virus hasn’t changed,” adding that while younger people are much less at risk, “that doesn’t mean they’re not going to get infected, and then they’ll be infecting older people.”
Fauci called on elective surgeries to be delayed and keep hospitals to those who absolutely need to be there.
If you feel possible symptoms of the virus, Fauci said to contact a physician and get instructions on how to be tested, “but stay home.”
Speaking with CNN’s “State of the Union,” Fauci said there’s a chance that thousands, if not millions of Americans could die because of the outbreak.