Fauci Contradicts Trump: COVID Will Never “Go Away”

CNN reports:

With 4.7 million cases and 158,249 deaths across the US alone, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Wednesday that the “highly transmissible” virus isn’t likely to be eradicated from the planet. The conclusion drawn by the nation’s leading infectious disease expert contrasts with that of President Donald Trump, who on Wednesday said the virus will “go away.”

Fauci said the US can get on top of the virus with a good vaccine and prudent safety measures — like masks, hand washing and social distancing.

“We may need to go through a season of it and then by next season, if we have a vaccine, it won’t be a pandemic, it won’t be immobilizing the world, it won’t be destroying the economy,” he said.