For Americans who have been hunkering down since March, the future doesn’t look so bright, at least according to Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Fauci, an immunologist and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases who serves on the White House Coronavirus Task Force, says it’ll be well into 2021 before things return to normal.
“‘We need to hunker down and get through this fall and winter because it’s not going to be easy,’ Fauci said during a discussion with doctors from Harvard Medical School.
The number of daily cases so far in September, running at about 36,000, is lower than August — but Fauci says it’s still too high. “I keep looking at that curve, and I get more depressed and more depressed about the fact that we never really get down to the baseline that I’d like,” he said.
“What I would like to see is keeping the lid on it, keeping the baseline down, until we