Published On: Sat, Oct 10th, 2020

Avoid large gatherings without masks, says US top infectious-disease expert

WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the United States’ top infectious-disease expert, is again cautioning against large-scale gatherings of people without masks.

People wearing face masks as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus wait to test for COVID-19 in Kohima, capital of the northeastern Indian state of Nagaland, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020.

President Donald Trump is planning to convene another large crowd outside the White House on Saturday. Trump’s Rose Garden event announcing Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court nominee on Sept. 26 has been labeled a “super-spreader” for the coronavirus.

Fauci said of the Rose Garden event in an interview with The Associated Press on Friday: “I was not surprised to see a super-spreader event given the circumstances. Crowded, congregate setting, not wearing masks. It is not surprising to see an outbreak.”

Fauci says the CDC guideline for getting people back into society generally “is 10 days from the onset of your symptoms.”

That onset for Trump was Oct. 1, according to his doctors. The president’s White House doctor, Navy Cmdr. Sean Conley, said Trump could return to holding events on Saturday. Organizers says attendees are required to bring masks or masks will be provided for the outdoor White House event.

Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by The Sen Times staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: The Associated Press

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