(PatriotHeadline.Com)- If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, it’s that there’s no perfect way to navigate the spread of diseases like this.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, and a prominent member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, has been one of. The most prominent figureheads throughout the crisis helping the American people understand how the disease spreads. On Monday, he gave an interview to ABC’s Good Morning America in which he explained that reopening states too early could “backfire.”
“Clearly this is something that this is hurting …. but unless we get the virus under control, the real recovery, economically, is not going to happen.” — NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci on protests against stay-at-home orders. pic.twitter.com/n7x3cunEAm
— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 20, 2020
The comments come as protests grow across the country. Residents of Michigan, for instance, have taken to the streets in their thousands campaigning against the extreme measures put in place by Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
Host George Stephanopoulos referenced the protests in Michigan, Texas, and beyond, and asked Dr. Fauci what he thinks of the protesters who believe he should be fired.
“What’s your message back to those protesters?” he asked.
“I think the message is, clearly, this is something that is hurting from the standpoint of economics and the standpoint of things that have nothing to do with the virus, but unless we get the virus under control, the real recovery economically is not going to happen,” Fauci responded.
“So what do you do if you jump the gun and go into a situation where you have a big spike, you’re going to set yourself back,” he added. “So as painful as it is to go by the careful guidelines of gradually phasing into a reopening, it’s going to backfire. That’s the problem.”
Protesters are growing tired of the measures put in place, and while few would argue that the virus poses no danger, many believe that the measures put in place by some (mostly Democrat) governors are too strict.
Last week, President Donald Trump released an 18-page document outlining how he intends to reopen the United States economy in three phases. The president said that some places could see restrictions starting to lift at the end of the month.