Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that the US is “going in the wrong direction” as the number of coronavirus cases increase in the country.
Fauci said that while some states have gotten ahold of the virus, he’s very concerned about others where it has spiked.
“Clearly, we are not in total control right now,” he told Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Fauci said on the news he sees people congregating in crowds, not wearing masks and states jumping over guidelines on reopening.
“We’re going to continue to be in a lot of trouble, and there’s going to be a lot of hurt if that does not stop,” he said.
“I’m very concerned about what’s going on right now, particularly in the four states that are accounting for about 50% of the new infections,” Fauci added. Those states are Florida, Texas, California and Arizona.
“I’m not satisfied with what’s going on, because we’re going in the wrong direction,” Fauci said.
At least 36 states are currently seeing an increase in cases compared to the previous week, according to data from John Hopkins University. At least 11 of those states are seeing a 50% or more increase in cases.