The nation’s top infectious disease expert said Monday that he anticipates the US will endure another coronavirus outbreak in the fall — but by then he said, the country will be better equipped to fight the illness.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, shared the outlook at a Rose Garden press briefing.
“In fact, I would anticipate that that would actually happen because of the degree of transmissibility,” Fauci responded when a reporter asked about the potential reemergence of the virus in a few seasons.
Fauci was quick to note, though, that should the coronavirus strike again “things are going to be very, very different.
“Our ability to go out and be able to test, identify, isolate, and contact trace, will be orders of magnitude better than what it was just a couple of months ago,” he said.