Please note the ‘selective’ word….
They good doctor and expert moves to give his boss President Trump wiggle room in easing Federal restriction dealing with business and employment related to the Coronavirus….
This WAS to be expected….
Governor’s will NOT lift restriction fro trouble area’s like the New York Metro area which accounts for 60% of the countries testing hits…
Dr. Anthony Fauci on Tuesday said President Trump’s stated timeline of lifting of restrictions on parts of the country by Easter Sunday should be “flexible.”
Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a prominent member of the White House’s coronavirus task force, added it is important for public health officials to gauge how widespread coronavirus is in parts of the country that haven’t reported significant numbers of cases.
“That’s really very flexible,” Fauci told reporters at the White House when asked about the president’s timeline, which he floated earlier Tuesday during a Fox News virtual town hall on the coronavirus pandemic.
“You can look at a date but you’ve got to be very flexible and on a literally day-by-day and week-by-week basis. You need to evaluate the feasibility of what you’re trying to do.”
Fauci suggested regions with fewer cases may be able to ease guidelines urging people to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people and stay away from bars and restaurants before harder-hit areas. But he cautioned officials don’t have enough data to determine where those regions are.
Aggressive testing and subsequent isolation of individuals who are found to have the coronavirus can help keep the disease from spreading to parts of the country that have yet to see an outbreak, Fauci said.
He acknowledged lifting restrictions does not make sense in an area like New York City, which has emerged as the epicenter of the pandemic in the U.S. with hundreds of new cases each day. The New York metro area currently accounts for 60 percent of new COVID-19 cases domestically.
“You may not want to essentially treat it as just one force for the entire country, but look at flexibility in different areas,” Fauci said. “So I think people might get the misinterpretation you’re just going to lift everything up…
Trump admin is also moving to stigmatise anyone living in or traveling outside of the New York City area….
The Trump administration is advising that individuals leaving New York self-quarantine for 14 days to avoid spreading the coronavirus to other parts of the country.
Dr. Deborah Birx, a member of the White House’s coronavirus task force, made the recommendation during a press conference as cases in New York continue to increase rapidly. “Everybody who was in New York should be self-quarantining for the next 14 days to ensure that the virus doesn’t spread to others, no matter where they have gone, whether it’s Florida, North Carolina or out to … Long Island,” Birx said….
Ah, this isn’t gonna work….
People who work in New York City live in Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut , Westchester and even as far as Washington D.C….