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Video || Fauci Describes How Trump Decided to Extend the Lockdown

So in the end, President Trump ignored all the pleadings of the business sector and the economists and listened to the health experts.

But he was right to weigh the options, and he will continue to. There is a point, as he said, where the cure is worse than the disease, and once the curve is “bent” and there is sufficient testing in place, some compromise between health measures and the economy will have to be made.

Fauci said of Trump:

You know, interestingly, we showed him the data, he looked at the data and he got it right away, it was a pretty clear picture. Dr. Debbie Birx and I went in together and leaned over the desk and said “Here is the data, take a look.” He looked at them, he understood them and he just shook his head and said ‘I guess we got to do it.’

1 thought on “Video || Fauci Describes How Trump Decided to Extend the Lockdown”

  1. Dr. Fauci —

    Could he explain to someone with some level of certainty how his prediction of roughly 1-2 million deaths in the US is now .1-.2million?

    What drives the current estimates? As data people other than Dr. Fauci exist — it would be nice to follow the numbers.

    In the corporate world and the construction world — when the estimates are 100,000 to 200,000 — as a worse case scenario — there is too much squish to feel comfortable — I suspect that with social distancing, testing, drug treatments and such that the death toll will be much less.

    This government person — a very highly trained and accomplished student and researcher — has been a government person since 1968. He is not going to give you a business person estimate of most likely with a confidence band around it… he gives you the worst case and adjusts down over time. Trump and team should know that and I suspect when Dr Fauci gives him a good enough number, Trump is going to act.

    Sadly, more lives are going to be ruined or upheaved by this crisis that the people that will have died.

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