Besides, coronavirus cases trend and geopolitical developments on US-China ties front will remain key market drivers globally.
"When we reached our peak, as they did, they came down nearly to a low baseline".
The big picture: During his testimony, Fauci explained that the increase could be attributed to several factors, "one of which was that in the attempt to reopen, that in some situations, states did not abide strictly by the guidelines that the task force and the White House had put out". As the government's top infectious disease expert, Fauci heads the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
"If you look at what happened in Europe when they shut down or locked down or went into shelter-in-place. If we tested less, there would be less cases". "We started off at a very hard baseline that was going on at the time that we tried to open up the country".
The U.S. has the most fatalities by far, followed by Brazil with over 86,000, the United Kingdom with over 45,000, Mexico with over 42,000, Italy with over 35,000, India with over 32,000, France with over 30,000 and Spain with over 28,000. Now Europe sadly has flare ups.
But if you were to argue, as Trump did not, that more tests reveal greater numbers of existing and real cases (ie. the objective of testing), thus giving a more accurate picture of how the disease has actually spread, and that therefore places with less testing aren't giving a true representation of the total cases in those countries, then it does not stand to reason that we should do less testing.
Starting on Tuesday, only people who have symptoms of COVID-19 or people who are 65 and older can get the rapid tests at both locations.
The president's Saturday tweet is the latest escalation of tensions between the president and his coronavirus adviser.
Fauci also cautioned that although data suggests that young children do not get seriously ill from COVID-19, they are still capable of getting infected and spreading the virus.
While the virus will not disappear, Fauci has previously said it's possible world leaders and public health officials could work to bring the pandemic down to "low levels".
"The president during a press conference on Thursday answered questions about his relationship with Fauci".