America’s top infectious disease expert said Thursday he doesn’t understand why every state hasn’t issued stay-at-home orders as COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the US.
Dr. Anthony Fauci made it clear that he supports all Americans being under a stay-at-home order.
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) April 3, 2020
On Wednesday, Donald Trump once again refused to encourage a nationwide shutdown, saying different states had varying levels of the pandemic.
‘States are different and I understand that the governor of Florida, great Gov. Ron DeSantis issued one today and that’s good, that’s great. But there are some states that are different. There are some states that don’t have much of a problem,’ Trump said in the White House briefing. ‘You have to look — you have to give a little flexibility. If you have a state in the Midwest, or if Alaska for example doesn’t have a problem, it’s awfully tough to say close it down. We have to have a little bit of flexibility.’