With newly reported coronavirus cases stalling at high levels after weeks of decline, and fewer Americans getting tested, health experts warned that pandemic fatigue in the United States could jeopardize recent progress against the virus.
Despite the warnings, some states with still-growing outbreaks, such as Texas and Mississippi, have relaxed restrictions. “I don’t know why they’re doing it but it’s certainly, from a public health standpoint, ill-advised,” infectious-disease expert Anthony S. Fauci told CNN on Thursday. Citing what he said was a high baseline for new infections, Fauci called the decision to pull back on precautions “inexplicable.”
March 5, 2021
Coronavirus live updates: Fauci says moves to reopen ‘inexplicable’ as U.S. case numbers plateau – The Washington Post