Dr. Anthony Fauci warns the novel coronavirus has a “phenomenal” ability to spread as states began to unveil plans to reopen. He again urges states to approach reopening with care.

  • “One thing this virus has that’s really different from so many other viruses that we have experience with, it has phenomenal capability and efficiency in spreading from person to person. This is a virus that spreads as easily as any virus that I’ve ever known, apart from maybe measles.”
  • The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) director also said he was “very sensitive” to the novel coronavirus’ impact on the U.S. economy and employment.