“We are nearing the peak right now.”
Washington Times – “We are nearing the peak right now,” Dr. Redfield said on NBC’s “Today” show. “You’ll know when you’re at the peak when the next day is actually less than the day before, but clearly the rate — we are stabilizing across the country right now in terms of the state of this outbreak.”
He said contact tracing and testing will be key to making sure the country stays open when it does reopen.
“Antibody testing is going to give us a good idea from a surveillance point of view of how significant the outbreak was,” Dr. Redfield said.
Testing for antibodies, which could show who had the coronavirus at one point and could be immune, is not yet widespread.
Dr. Redfield said that testing could help restore consumer confidence in certain workforces if people are more confident that they already have immunity.
He said any reopening must be “step by step” and “data-driven.”
Dr. Redfield was also asked about recent comments from Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, that earlier social distancing measures might have saved lives … Read more.