ABC News reports:
Dr. Anthony Fauci said he is confident the federal government is doing everything that needs to be done to contain the novel coronavirus in an interview on ABC’s “This Week.” “Right now, Jon, yes. Absolutely,” the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl on Sunday.
“You’ve got to be almost overreacting a bit to keep up with it,” Fauci said of the restrictions being introduced by the federal government to contain the outbreak. When pressed by Karl on whether the U.S. health care system was prepared for the worst-case scenario, Fauci acknowledged the 13,000 ventilators in the national stockpile may not be enough.
NEW: @jonkarl: “Are you confident that the federal government is doing everything that needs to be done right now to contain this?”
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) March 15, 2020