Fauci wants a national coronavirus stay-at-home order, but Trump does not – Newsweek, Newsweek
During a CNN interview Thursday evening, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and a prominent member of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force, said he believes that all states should have stay at home orders in place to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
During the CNN segment, network anchorperson Anderson Cooper asked Dr. Fauci, “Knowing the science, does it make sense to you that some states are still not issuing stay at home orders?”
While asking the question, the screen showed a map of which US states have yet to issue such orders . The states include Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.
Cooper continued, “Whether there should be a federally mandated directive for that or not, I guess that’s more of a political question, but just scientifically, does everybody have to be on the same page with this stuff? “
” Yeah, “Fauci responded , “I think so, Anderson. I don’t understand why that’s not happening.”
Fauci said, “The tension between federally mandated versus states rights to do what they want is something I Don’t want to get into. But if you look at what’s going on in this country, I just don’t understand why we’re not doing that. We really should be. “
Newsweek has reached out to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for additional information about the director’s thoughts on the necessity of a federally mandated national stay at home order. NIAID did not respond by the time of publication.
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