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The number of infections continues to surge in the United States and the holiday season is expected to bring even more bad news to Americans, as many have plans to travel and spend time with their families on Christmas. The high number of cases has made health officials considering rolling back on the state’s reopening plan for now, as it’s definitely not the best time to reduce restrictions. If anything, some states are headed for another lockdown, Fauci says.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, health officials have struggled to understand how the virus is transmitted from one person to another, and they finally managed to understand how COVID-19 spreads and which places should be avoided right now. According to Anthony Fauci, MD, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) the two places that must close right now, in order to stop the spread of the virus are bars and restaurants. He explains that closing these two places will allow keeping schools open, which is definitely more important right now.

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At a press conference with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Dec. 7, Anthony Fauci argued the decision to close schools in certain areas of the state, while the bars and restaurant remained open. While Fauci was concerned at first that students would contribute to an increase in the number of cases, he said that “we’re not finding that with this coronavirus.” He added: “The test positivity in schools is actually really low, which is really a good thing.”

While schools all across the Empire State have been closed, the bars and restaurants continue to stay open, which is why the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) argues that the government could use economic stimulus to help workers and customers, by choosing to close these two places right now.

According to Fauci, “So long as you subsidize and help the restaurateurs and the bar owners so that they don’t go down and essentially crash because of the economic strain.”

“If we can keep those things under control, subsidize those people, as well as keep the schools open, we’d be in good shape.”

However, there are other places that also contribute to the spread of the virus, according to medical experts. Read on to discover what other places are considered high-risk right now considering the surge.

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11 thoughts on “These 2 Places Must Close Right Now, Fauci Says”

  1. Don’t waste your time listening to Fauci. He is an Epidemiologist. That is the only medical specialty that desperately NEEDS disease.

    1. Yes let’s not listen to experts, instead let’s listen to you right? Because you know what? Where did you get your medical Degree?

      1. Above and beyond anything else human beings are social animals. I think we all go bad in isolation. People did heed the first round of advisories and forced closings. With the start of the cold season in the northern hemisphere they started inviting their relatives and/or friends over to their houses and the number of people contracting the virus grew. Closing restaurants and bars makes no difference compared to the harm isolation brings.
        The actual mortality rate for covid 19 is .02 percent. The other side is that 99.92 percent of people recover just fine.

        1. You’re an idiot!
          Especially for older adults, the threat from COVID-19 may be even greater, for 3 reasons. First, the Table presents the aggregate 8-month mortality rate for COVID-19, not the current mortality rate, which has been increasing rapidly. Between November 1, 2020, and December 13, 2020, the 7-day moving average for daily COVID-19 deaths tripled, from 826 to 2430 deaths per day, and if this trend is unabated will soon surpass the daily rate observed at the height of the spring surge (2856 deaths per day on April 21, 2020).6 As occurred in the spring, COVID-19 has become the leading cause of death in the United States (daily mortality rates for heart disease and cancer, which for decades have been the 2 leading causes of death, are approximately 1700 and 1600 deaths per day, respectively4). With COVID-19 mortality rates now exceeding these thresholds, this infectious disease has become deadlier than heart disease and cancer, and its lethality may increase further as transmission increases with holiday travel and gatherings and with the intensified indoor exposure that winter brings.

          Second, the reported number of COVID-19 deaths underestimates the excess deaths produced by the pandemic. Due to reporting delays and miscoding of COVID-19 deaths and an increase in non–COVID-19 deaths caused by disruptions produced by the pandemic, excess deaths are estimated to be 50% higher than publicly reported COVID-19 death counts.7 Third, COVID-19 is unlike other causes of death in the Table because it is communicable; individuals who die from homicide or cancer do not transmit the risk of morbidity or mortality to those nearby. Every COVID-19 death signals the possibility of more deaths among close contacts.

          The failure of the public and its leaders to take adequate steps to prevent viral transmission has made the nation more vulnerable, allowing COVID-19 to become the leading cause of death in the United States,

  2. A year ago, I would have been interested in Dr Fauci’s statements. He has betrayed the trust of the American people by his own admission. I am an engineer / scientist that worked at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab in the late 1970s. I think I can handle the science like lot of other Americans.

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