Fauci Warns Labor Day Celebrations Could Drive COVID-19 Spikes

September 9, 2020 by Christen Aldrich

Filed under COVID-19 for Employers, COVID-19 for the Workforce

Last modified September 10, 2020

This year, Memorial Day and Independence Day celebrations spurred big spikes in coronavirus cases — and Anthony Fauci is worried that Labor Day will be the same. According to this article by Stat News, if people once again celebrate without precautions, it could upend the progress the U.S. is making in reducing COVID-19 infections and leave the nation in a more precarious position as it approaches the fall.

“We don’t want to go into the fall with one hand tied behind our back because we have another surge that we have to deal with,” Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told STAT.

Already, experts are warning that the fall and winter — which will force people in the northern part of the country back indoors, bring flu season, and may increase how easily the virus spreads among people — could be bleak. Heading into that period with more COVID-19 cases will only worsen the impact.

“We really have to avoid that with the Labor Day weekend because we do not want to go into the fall with another post-holiday surge,” Fauci said.

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