Americans Told To Stay At Home Due To Coronavirus

At last check, some 75-million Americans are now being told to stay at home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. While many are listening, a number are not – because for many, the question is: how long? Our country’s leading expert on infectious diseases says Americans will likely need to stay home for several more weeks.

Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases says that if you look at "the curves of outbreaks," Americans will have to practice social distancing for at least several weeks. "I cannot see that all of a sudden, next week or two weeks from now it's going to be over,” he notes. “I don't think there's a chance of that."

Still, Fauci tells CBS’ “Face The Nation” that he doesn't believe the U.S. will have the same coronavirus trajectory as Italy. For one, Italy didn’t take steps to keep infections out. "We're gonna get hit, there's no doubt about it."

Taking to the podium yesterday, President Trump announced that he's issued ordered that allows the federal government to pay for the National Guard in states like New York, California and Washington State. Trump said the federal government has already sent critical medical equipment to those states, including respirators and masks. He's also ordered the creation of federal medical stations with thousands of beds to New York, California and Washington State.

Source: NBC’s “Today”