Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNBC in an interview that the US is “going in the wrong direction.”
“If things do not change, if they continue on the course we’re on, there’s gonna be a whole lot of pain in this country with regard to additional cases and hospitalizations, and deaths,” Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases warned on “The News with Shepard Smith.”
New York topped half a million confirmed cases while hospitalizations in New Jersey crossed 1,000 for the first time since July.
Fauci said that cities like New York and Philadelphia are more equipped to deal with the surge.
“They never had the kind of hospital and intensive care facility and flexibility that some of the larger hospitals in larger cities have,” Fauci noted.