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Dr. Fauci: 2nd Wave Not Inevitable If Americans Follow Protocols

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Dr. Anthony Fauci (Patrick Semansky/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 27 May 2020 05:51 PM EDT

­Dr. Anthony Fauci says the U.S. can avoid a second wave of COVID-19 infections if Americans follow protocols issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"We often talk about the possibility of a second wave, or of an outbreak when you reopen," Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Wednesday during an appearance on CNN's "Newsroom."

"We don"t have to accept that as an inevitability."

"If we do the kinds of things that we're putting in place now ― to have the workforce, the system, and the will to do the kinds of things that are the clear and effective identification, isolation and contact tracing ― we can prevent this second wave that we're talking about,” he said. "If we do it correctly."

Fauci also said Americans should have confidence in the Trump administration's handling of the pandemic.

"It's getting better and better, Jim," Fauci told host Jim Sciutto. "I'm feeling better about it as we go by, with the weeks that go by, and we see that we're getting more and more capability of testing. The CDC is putting more of a workforce out there to help us do the kinds of identification, isolation, and contact tracing. I feel better and better that we're capable of doing that."

Solange Reyner

Solange Reyner is a writer and editor for Newsmax. She has more than 15 years in the journalism industry reporting and covering news, sports and politics.

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If Americans follow protocols issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Anthony Fauci says the U.S. can avoid a second wave of COVID-19 infections.
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