Europe has been a couple of weeks ahead of the US at every phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Wednesday.
“So, what happens now that they start to plateau, so they’re pulling back down on their lockdowns,” Fauci said on Good Morning America. “We will almost certainly, may already start seeing it, for those areas, those states, those cities that are fully mitigating with the things I just mentioned – you’ll start to see a plateauing hopefully to come down.”
“The one thing we do not want is if we get a surge now, George, over Thanksgiving, we’ll have that slope up, plateau, and then slope up again that we’ll see in three weeks,” he said.
This is why Fauci and others in the administration are trying to so hard to get the message out that people need to be safe and careful over Thanksgiving, he said.