White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci suggested India should “shut down temporarily” as the country continues to have rising levels of infections and confirmed cases of transmission.
“It just seems to me that, right now, India is in a very difficult and desperate situation,” Fauci told the Indian Express, calling on travel to the country to be restricted. “You should think of this, in some respects, like a war. The enemy is the virus. So, you know where the enemy is. So, I would make it almost like wartime because it’s an emergency.”
“We know that when China had this big explosion a year ago, they completely shut down. And if you shut down, you don’t have to shut down for six months. You can shut down temporarily to put an end to the cycle of transmission,” he added, as India recently observed 400,000 daily new cases. Prior to this record-setting figure, India saw