For quite some time, many conservatives have warned about the inherent dangers of keeping America closed for too long. There are countless examples to cite, but massive unemployment, spikes in domestic violence, mental health issues, etc. are just a few reasons why indefinite shutdowns cannot go on.
Real and fact-based alarms about indefinite closures have been largely dismissed by left-wingers. As a matter of fact, Democrats continue to spread the false narrative that anyone with concerns about the economy doesn’t care about older people or those who are more vulnerable to COVID-19.
However, in an interesting turn of events, Dr. Anthony Fauci, an immunologist and member of the coronavirus task force, publicly acknowledged the dangers of keeping America indefinitely shuttered, confirms Breitbart News.
Fauci on the Perils of Longlasting Shutdowns
During an interview with CNBC, Fauci declared that the United States “can’t stay locked down” for so long that “irreparable damage” and “unintended consequences” are caused.
“Stay-at-home orders intended to curb the spread of the coronavirus could end up causing IRREPARABLE DAMAGE if imposed for too long”
-White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNBC on Friday
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— Socially distant Geo (@DistantGeo) May 23, 2020
Hearing this from Fauci has come as a surprise to many people. For quite some time, the COVID-19 task force doctor has pushed for lockdowns, even going as far as to allege that America wouldn’t ever return to normal without a coronavirus vaccine. In his latest interview though, the immunologist seems to be taking his advice in a different direction.
"I have concerns… but in general, I think most of the country is doing it in a prudent way." Dr. Anthony Fauci tells @ScottWapnerCNBC states and localities must continue to take precautions as they open back up. Coronavirus latest: https://t.co/zYtdW9O9PP pic.twitter.com/0cdB70K54M
— CNBC (@CNBC) May 22, 2020
After warning about the risk of “irreparable damage” from ongoing shutdowns, Fauci stated that he doesn’t want Americans believing that “any of us” favor “prolonged” lockdowns. Shortly following these statements came the doctor’s claim that areas with lesser cases of coronavirus should begin reopening and re-engaging their economies.
What do you think about the statements shared by Dr. Anthony Fauci on CNBC? Are they somewhat of an about-face from his past remarks on coronavirus and reopening America? Sound off in the comments section down below!