“You’ve got to be realistic,” Fauci instructed Source’s Chris Cuomo on “Prime Time.”
“And you’ve got to understand that you don’t make the timeline, the virus makes the timeline. So you’ve got to respond, in what you see happen. And if you keep seeing this acceleration, it doesn’t matter what you say. One week, two weeks, three weeks — you’ve got to go with what the situation on the ground is.”
“You may see in a relatively shorter period of time, when you’re seeing the inkling of the flattening and coming down,” Fauci stated in reference to slowing the pace of the outbreak. “But you know, you can’t make an arbitrary decision until you see what you’re dealing with. You need the data.”
The dynamic was on full show when Trump was requested earlier this month a few timeline for a vaccine throughout a White House assembly opened as much as reporters.
“I don’t know what the time will be. I’ve heard very quick numbers, that of months. And I’ve heard pretty much a year would be an outside number. So I think that’s not a bad range. But if you’re talking about three to four months in a couple of cases, a year in other cases,” Trump stated.
Fauci, who was within the room, instantly corrected the President: “Let me make sure you get the … information. A vaccine that you make and start testing in a year is not a vaccine that’s deployable.”