The Hill reports:
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, said Monday that the White House coronavirus task force aggressively lobbied President Trump to extend social-distancing guidelines another month as the U.S. grapples with the fallout of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
“We felt that if we prematurely pulled back, we would only form an acceleration or rebound of something, which would put you behind where you were before, and that’s a reason why we argued strongly with the president that he not withdraw those guidelines,” Fauci said on CNN’s “New Day.” “And he did listen,” Fauci added.
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