Dr. Fauci Says These 2 States Have Had the Best COVID Response
The doctor said that these states did a "very good job" of "keeping things down."
COVID is surging once again throughout the U.S., with some outbreaks even outpacing the numbers seen in the early months of the pandemic. However, despite the high numbers of new infections, Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and a core member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, sang the praises of two states in particular regarding their COVID response in a new interview. Read on to discover which states have done the best job controlling the pandemic, according to Fauci. And for more insight from the leading immunologist, check out Dr. Fauci Says These 2 Places Need to Close Right Now.
In a Dec. 8 interview with The Wall Street Journal, Fauci said that two states in the Northeast had made major strides in terms of keeping their outbreak numbers low: Vermont and New York. "Vermont, right from the beginning, had done a very good job of keeping the test positivity very low," said Fauci.
The doctor added that, despite the fact that "New York got hit really badly in the beginning," the state had manage to "do a really good job of keeping things down, and still, their level is low compared to the rest of the country."
But, while Fauci expressed his optimism about the dissemination of a vaccine in the near future, he is still concerned about the current surge. Read on to find out which states have the most alarming outbreaks, based on daily new case rate per capita, according to the Brown School of Public Health's COVID Risk Level Map. And for a full list of how every area of the country is doing, find out How Bad the COVID Outbreak Is in Your State.
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