Fauci warns of serious consequences if US reopens too soon

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LAURAN NEERGAARD and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government's top infectious disease expert, warned on Tuesday that "the consequences could be really serious" if cities and states reopen the U.S. economy too quickly with the coronavirus still spreading. More COVID-19 infections are inevitable as people again start gathering, but how prepared communities are to stamp out those sparks will determine how bad the rebound is, Fauci told the Senate Health, Labor and Pensions Committee. "There is no doubt, even under the best of circumstances, when you pull back on mitigation you will see some cases appear," Fauci said. And if there is a rush to reopen without following guidelines, "my concern is we will start to see little spikes that
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