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Fauci urges Trump to be flexible on timeline to lift COVID-19 restrictions

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Dr. Anthony Fauci says more tests and data are needed to determine the appropriate time to ease social distancing; Kristin Fisher reports from the White House.

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JONATHAN SERRIE AT CDC HEADQUARTERS THIS MORNING.
HEADQUARTERS THIS MORNING. >> Ed: AMID THE GROWING
>> Ed: AMID THE GROWING ECONOMIC FALLOUT PRESIDENT
ECONOMIC FALLOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS HE SET A GOAL FOR
TRUMP SAYS HE SET A GOAL FOR GETTING THE ECONOMY BACK ON ITS
GETTING THE ECONOMY BACK ON ITS FEET.
FEET. HE TOLD BILL HEMMER HE WANTS TO
HE TOLD BILL HEMMER HE WANTS TO COUNTRY BACK OPEN BY EASTER
COUNTRY BACK OPEN BY EASTER SUNDAY.
SUNDAY. THAT’S APRIL 12th.
THAT’S APRIL 12th. TO BE CLEAR TOP OFFICIALS ON
TO BE CLEAR TOP OFFICIALS ON THE WHITE HOUSE CORONAVIRUS
THE WHITE HOUSE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE CALL THAT TIMELINE
TASK FORCE CALL THAT TIMELINE ASPIRATIONAL.
ASPIRATIONAL. >> I THINK WE’RE LOOKING AT A
>> I THINK WE’RE LOOKING AT A TIMELINE AND DISCUSSING IT
TIMELINE AND DISCUSSING IT WHERE -- A GOOD MEETING TODAY.
WHERE -- A GOOD MEETING TODAY. IF YOU ADD IT ALL UP THAT’S
IF YOU ADD IT ALL UP THAT’S PROBABLY NINE DAYS PLUS ANOTHER
PROBABLY NINE DAYS PLUS ANOTHER 2 1/2 WEEKS.
2 1/2 WEEKS. THAT’S A PERIOD OF TIME THAT’S
THAT’S A PERIOD OF TIME THAT’S LONGER THAN THE ORIGINAL TWO
LONGER THAN THE ORIGINAL TWO WEEKS.
WEEKS. SO WE’RE GOING TO LOOK AT IT.
SO WE’RE GOING TO LOOK AT IT. WE’LL ONLY DO IT WITH ITS GOOD.
WE’LL ONLY DO IT WITH ITS GOOD. MAYBE WE DO LARGE SECTIONS OF
MAYBE WE DO LARGE SECTIONS OF THE COUNTRY.
THE COUNTRY. THAT COULD BE, TOO.
THAT COULD BE, TOO. >> Ed: KRISTIN FISHER IS LIVE
>> Ed: KRISTIN FISHER IS LIVE AT THE WHITE HOUSE WITH DETAILS.
AT THE WHITE HOUSE WITH DETAILS. >> GOOD MORNING.
>> GOOD MORNING. EVEN IF PRESIDENT TRUMP PUSHES
EVEN IF PRESIDENT TRUMP PUSHES FORWARD WITH THE STATED GOAL TO
FORWARD WITH THE STATED GOAL TO END OR EASE THESE NATIONWIDE
END OR EASE THESE NATIONWIDE SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES BY
SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES BY EASTER REMEMBER, GOVERNORS
EASTER REMEMBER, GOVERNORS COULD CONTINUE TO IMPOSE
COULD CONTINUE TO IMPOSE STATEWIDE STAY AT HOME
STATEWIDE STAY AT HOME RESTRICTIONS AND DR. ANTHONY
RESTRICTIONS AND DR. ANTHONY FAUCI IS ADVISING PRESIDENT
FAUCI IS ADVISING PRESIDENT TRUMP THAT EASTER DATE NEEDS TO
TRUMP THAT EASTER DATE NEEDS TO BE FLEXIBLE.
BE FLEXIBLE. >> YOU CAN LOOK AT A DATE BUT
>> YOU CAN LOOK AT A DATE BUT YOU HAVE TO BE VERY FLEXIBLE ON
YOU HAVE TO BE VERY FLEXIBLE ON A DAY-BY-DAY AND WEEK-BY-WEEK
A DAY-BY-DAY AND WEEK-BY-WEEK BASIS.
BASIS. YOU NEED TO EVALUATE THE
YOU NEED TO EVALUATE THE FEASIBILITY WHAT YOU’RE TRYING
FEASIBILITY WHAT YOU’RE TRYING TO DO.
TO DO. NO ONE IS GOING TO TRY TO TONE
NO ONE IS GOING TO TRY TO TONE DOWN THINGS WHEN YOU SEE WHAT’S
DOWN THINGS WHEN YOU SEE WHAT’S GOING ON IN A PLACE LIKE NEW
GOING ON IN A PLACE LIKE NEW YORK CITY.
YORK CITY. THAT’S JUST GOOD PUBLIC HEALTH
THAT’S JUST GOOD PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE AND COMMON SENSE.
PRACTICE AND COMMON SENSE. BUT THE COUNTRY IS A BIG
BUT THE COUNTRY IS A BIG COUNTRY.
COUNTRY. >> IN THE COMING WEEKS WE COULD
>> IN THE COMING WEEKS WE COULD SEE SOME PARTS OF THE COUNTRY
SEE SOME PARTS OF THE COUNTRY OPEN UP WHILE THE HARDEST HIT
OPEN UP WHILE THE HARDEST HIT CITIES AND STATES STAYING
CITIES AND STATES STAYING SOMEWHAT OR PARTIALLY CLOSED
SOMEWHAT OR PARTIALLY CLOSED DOWN.
DOWN. DR. FAUCI SAYS IN ORDER TO DO
DR. FAUCI SAYS IN ORDER TO DO THAT, THE U.S. NEEDS MORE DATA.
THAT, THE U.S. NEEDS MORE DATA. IT NEEDS MORE TESTS WHICH THE
IT NEEDS MORE TESTS WHICH THE U.S. JUST DOES NOT HAVE.
U.S. JUST DOES NOT HAVE. EVEN THOUGH THE COUNTRY’S
EVEN THOUGH THE COUNTRY’S TESTING CAPACITY IS RAPIDLY
TESTING CAPACITY IS RAPIDLY RAMPING UP.
RAMPING UP. THE EPICENTER IS UNQUESTIONABLY
THE EPICENTER IS UNQUESTIONABLY NEW YORK CITY AND THAT
NEW YORK CITY AND THAT YESTERDAY’S BRIEFING THE WHITE
YESTERDAY’S BRIEFING THE WHITE HOUSE ADVISED ANYONE WHO
HOUSE ADVISED ANYONE WHO RECENTLY LEFT NEW YORK CITY
RECENTLY LEFT NEW YORK CITY NEEDS TO SELF-QUARANTINE FOR 14
NEEDS TO SELF-QUARANTINE FOR 14 DAYS TO CONTAIN THE SPREAD OF
DAYS TO CONTAIN THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS TO OTHER PARTS OF THE
THE VIRUS TO OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY.
COUNTRY. IN A TWEET THIS MORNING
IN A TWEET THIS MORNING PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID I’M
PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID I’M WORKING HARD TO HELP NEW YORK
WORKING HARD TO HELP NEW YORK CITY AND STATE DEALING WITH
CITY AND STATE DEALING WITH BOTH MAYOR AND GOVERNOR AND
BOTH MAYOR AND GOVERNOR AND PRODUCING TREMENDOUSLY FOR THEM.
PRODUCING TREMENDOUSLY FOR THEM. FOUR NEW MEDICAL CENTERS AND
FOUR NEW MEDICAL CENTERS AND FOUR NEW HOSPITALS.
FOUR NEW HOSPITALS. FAKE NEWS I WON’T HELP THEM
FAKE NEWS I WON’T HELP THEM BECAUSE I DON’T LIKE CUOMO.
BECAUSE I DON’T LIKE CUOMO. I DO.
I DO. JUST SENT 4,000 VENTILATORS BUT
JUST SENT 4,000 VENTILATORS BUT NEW YORK GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO
NEW YORK GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO SAYS THAT HE NEEDS FAR MORE
SAYS THAT HE NEEDS FAR MORE THAN 4,000 VENTILATORS.
THAN 4,000 VENTILATORS. GOVERNOR CUOMO SAYS HE NEEDS
GOVERNOR CUOMO SAYS HE NEEDS MORE LIKE 30,000 VENTILATORS.

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