As politicians and medical experts argue about whether or not lockdowns are essential to containing the coronavirus, Dr. Anthony Fauci has stated yet again that he doesn't think a national lockdown is necessary. The pandemic would have to get "really, really bad" before he would favor one, said the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He spoke to Dr. Jon LaPook for a report on 60 Minutes airing October 18th. Read on, and don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus.   

"How bad would things have to get for you to advocate a national lockdown?" LaPook asked Fauci.

"They'd have to get really, really bad," Fauci said. "First of all, the country is fatigued with restrictions. So we want to use public health measures, not to get in the way of opening the economy, but to being a safe gateway to opening the economy. So instead of having an opposition: open up the economy [to] get jobs back, or shut down. No. Put 'shut down,' away and say, 'We're going to use public health measures to help us safely get to where we want to go." 

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