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Fauci says holding large rallies ‘asking for trouble’

Top US infectious diseases expert Dr Anthony Fauci has told CNN, ahead of the Trump rally in Florida on Monday night that holding large rallies is “asking for trouble”.

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Dr. Fauci says Pres. Trump resuming in-person rallies is “asking for trouble” and “now is … a worse time to do that because when you look at what’s going on in the United States it’s really very troublesome. A number of states, right now, are having increase in test positivity” pic.twitter.com/oXovPV7lyk

October 12, 2020

The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told CNN that Americans should be vigilant, as coronavirus cases tick up in many parts of the country. “We’ve seen that when you have situations of congregate settings where there are a lot of people without masks, the data speak for themselves,” Fauci told CNN. “It happens. And now is even more so a worse time to do that, because when you look at what’s going on in the United States, it’s really very troublesome.”

Trump’s rally crowds have recently flouted masks and social distancing – measures that could slow the spread of the disease. The president has planned to hold rallies in battleground states all weeks, without any new safety precautions.

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