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Fauci Says Schools Can Likely Resume in the Fall

‘I fully expect though I am humble enough to know that I can’t accurately predict’
By Grabien Staff

FAUCI: “If we start talking about the things where the curve goes down and we really have minimal, how we respond and what kind of rebound we see or don’t see I think is going to have a lot of influence, probably more immediately on things like summer camps than it does in the fall. I fully expect, though I’m humble enough to know that I can’t accurately predict, that by the time we get to the fall, that we will have this under control enough that it certainly will not be the way it is now, where people are shutting schools. My optimistic side tells me that we will be able to renew, to a certain extent, but it will be different. Remember now, because this is not going to disappear, so we will have to have in place the capability of doing the things that we talk about all the time on this stage, to identify, to isolate, to contact trace, number one. Number two, by that time we will have a better feel with the antibody test about what the actual penetrance of this infection was in society. How many people have actually been infected? Who is protected? If you have antibodies, it’s very likely that you’re protected. Who is vulnerable? Do you treat vulnerables different than you treat people who are protected? All of these things will go into the decision of just how much back to the original way we’d like it to be in the fall. The bottom line is, no absolute prediction, but I think we will be in good shape.”

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