During an interview with CNN Thursday night, Dr. Anthony Fauci said all Americans should be under a ‘stay at home’ order and the entire country should be operating via the same guidelines in terms of self-isolating in order to best bring the coronavirus to heel.
“I don’t understand why that’s not happening,” said Fauci, a member of the White House COVID-19 Task Force. “As you said, the tension between federally mandated versus states’ rights to do what they want is something I don’t want to get into. But if you look at what is going on in this country, I do not understand why we are not doing that. We really should be.”
As of today, there has not been a federally mandated order for the entire country regarding the ongoing coronavirus threat.
Currently, 39 states and Washington, D.C., are under stay-at-home orders.
Eleven states – all red states – have not issued statewide orders.
Six states have regions with local lockdowns – Alabama, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, and Wyoming.
But it’s a total free for all in Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
Dr. Anthony Fauci on some states still not issuing stay-at-home orders: “I don’t understand why that’s not happening. … If you look at what’s going on in this country, I just don’t understand why we’re not doing that. We really should be.” #CNNTownHall pic.twitter.com/qXL39eQ90v
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) April 3, 2020