It's 'too premature' to relax COVID-19 restrictions because it could lead to a 'rebound' of cases, Fauci says

Posted On: Apr 23, 2021   |   Posted By: Business Insider

It's 'too premature' to relax COVID-19 restrictions because it could lead to a 'rebound' of cases, Fauci says

Summary List Placement Dr. Anthony Fauci, the longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical advisor to President Joe Biden, warned Sunday that "it's really too premature" to relax efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
"We've been in this situation before," Fauci said during an appearance on NBC's " Meet the Press ." "When you start to see a decline in the number of cases, if you prematurely lift the restrictions, we have a few examples of the rebound back."
A number of states have begun to roll back or relax some of their longstanding COVID-19 mitigation efforts. Movie theaters in New York City will reopen in a limited capacity in March .
At 70,000, Fauci said the current baselines of the number of cases diagnosed in the US each day remained "too high," even though that figure is significantly down from the more than 300,000 new cases diagnosed daily at the height of the pandemic in the US at the beginning of the year.
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