Another California Sheriff Refuses To Send Deputies To Enforce Masks, ‘Social Gatherings Or Stay-At-Home Orders’

H/T The Daily 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H/T The Daily Caller.

Another California Sheriff standing up to the thuggery coming out of Sacramento.

A California sheriff on Saturday joined a growing list of law enforcement leaders in the state who refuse to enforce recent coronavirus orders.

Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes tweeted an announcement vowing not to send his deputies to enforce mask violations, “social gatherings or stay-at-home” violations. Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom had issued a state-wide quarantine order for localities where intensive care unit capacity drops below 15%, according to the New York Times.

“Compliance with health orders is a matter of personal responsibility and not a matter of law enforcement,” Barnes said in the statement. “Orange County Sheriff’s Deputies will not be dispatched to, or respond to, calls for service to enforce compliance with face coverings, social gatherings or stay-at-home orders only.”

“To put the onus on law enforcement to enforce these orders against law-abiding citizens who are already struggling through difficult circumstances, while at the same time criticizing law enforcement and taking away tools to do our jobs, is both contradictory and disingenuous,” he continued.

 
 

 

Barnes joined law enforcement chiefs from Riverside County, Los Angeles County and San Bernardino County in rejecting the governor’s order.

Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco announced Friday that he would not be “blackmailed” into enforcing the mandate on the residents of his county. 

“[Newsom] is expecting us to arrest anyone violating these orders, cite them and take their money, close their businesses, make them stay in their homes and take away their civil liberties or he will punish all of us,” Bianco said in video statement. “I believe that all jobs are essential to someone.”

“While the governor’s office and the state has threatened action against violators, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department will not be blackmailed, bullied or used as muscle against Riverside County residents in the enforcement of the governor’s orders,” Bianco continued.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva on Thursday vowed to “stay away from business,” and told Fox LA’s Bill Melugin that he was limiting the enforcement of Newsom’s order to large gatherings only.

“I want to stay away from business [sic] that are trying to comply,” Villanueva told Melugin. “They bent over backwards to modify their operations to conform to these orders and then they have the rug yanked out from under them.”

“That’s a disservice,” Villanueva continued. “I don’t want to make them more miserable.”

The San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department, although it has not released a formal statement, told the local reporter that deputies will not be responding to complaints pertaining to the recent COVID-19 orders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Democratic Senators Introduce National Mask Legislation

H/T Western Journal.

This is only the beginning of our rights being infringed by DemocRats.

If the GOP wins the Georgia special elections this bill will be a moot point.

Two Senate Democrats have authored legislation that would force every American to wear a mask or other face covering amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Newsweek reported Sens. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut are pushing a bill calling for a nationwide mask mandate.

The Democratic lawmakers join presumptive president-elect Joe Biden in calling for such a mandate.

On Wednesday, the two Democrats took the first step enacting a bill toward forcing Americans to comply with wearing masks.

In the “Encouraging Masks for All Act,” Markey and Blumenthal argue that all Americans must wear masks in order to curtail the spread of the coronavirus.

A media release posted on Markey’s Senate website argues the legislation “would encourage states to require the use of face masks in all public spaces and outside when one cannot maintain social distance.”

“Wearing a mask should be considered a moral and health mandate — our primary defense against the coronavirus,” Blumenthal said in the statement.

Markey also touted the mask legislation in the statement.

“As President-elect Biden recognizes, we need to use every technique available to us to encourage mask use, from clear communication of the need for masks, to providing masks to those who need them, to leading by example, and even to mandating mask use nationwide,” Markey said.

Our legislation would move us closer to goal of ensuring universal mask adoption during these dangerous winter months. It would also ensure that essential workers in transit, health care, and retail settings all over the country are protected with face masks,” the Democrat added.

The legislation, if passed, would offer the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund $5 billion.

Those funds would be made available to states that agreed to implement mandates requiring citizens to wear masks.

Newsweek reported that states that adopt guidelines from the “Encouraging Masks for All Act” would also each receive $75 million in grants.

Markey and Blumenthal argued in the media release, citing information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that science has proven wearing masks can effectively slow the spread of the coronavirus.

“Recent research suggests universal masking could prevent 130,000 deaths from COVID-19,” the release read.

Newsweek reported the senators complained that nearly one-third of states do not have mandates requiring the wearing of masks.

“As of November 25, Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and Wyoming do not have statewide mask orders,” the outlet reported.

A COINCIDENCE…

H/T Firebird@She’s Right.

  • Received this in an email from a dear friend….and my reply is beneath the article.

    Well, well!  Isn’t this interesting.  

    A drug called Remdesivir, manufactured by Gilead Sciences, is now being reported as the ultimate “CURE” for COVID-19.

    But it gets interesting.  

    The patent for Remdesivir is currently held by China, through an agreement with Gilead’s drug patent sharing subsidiary, called UNITAID.  UNITAID just happens to have an office near Wuhan, China.

    Can you guess who some major financial investors in UNITAID might be? 

    You don’t know? 

    Well, how about none other than George Soros, Bill & Melinda Gates, and the WHO (World Health Organization).

    I know what you’re thinking!  Just coincidence!

    Well, here’s another coincidence. Both Gilead Sciences and UNITAID were financial backers of Hillary Clinton in the last election.

    And another coincidence. Dr. Fauci authorized millions of American dollars to be sent to The Wuhan Institute of Virology in China, specifically for the study of Coronaviruses.

    Oh, did I mention that Dr. Fauci’s wife works for Gilead Sciences?

    What do you think? 

    Just coincidences!  Nothing to see here folks, just keep moving.

    It’s no wonder Dr. Fauci slapped down hydroxychloroquine, which is inexpensive, has been around for over 60 years with a proven safety record, even though its success rate was very favorable.  Why?  Because he was told to!!   And the news media backed him up all the way. 

    It’s amazing what you find when you just follow the money. 

    Here’s a link to the full, very thorough report. 

    Do you detect political considerations?  Just a coincidence!

    https://civilianintelligencenetwork.ca/2020/02/12/george-soros-bill-gates-partner-with-china-on-coronavirus-drug/

    • I knew SOROS had to be in on this, and that Fauci was his puppet…. and that Fauci did NOT want hydroxycholorquin on OUR market as a cure for COVID….. because it has been around forever and it’s cheap!
    • Just wait – people will begin being cured on election day and COVID will be over by Jan 20 when Biden is inaugurated!  But if Trump wins, we will have COVID for four more years!…
    • RAP

     

Gavin Newsom’s Office Warns Diners To Wear Masks ‘In Between Bites’

H/T Western Journal.

Comrade Newsome has lost the last active brain cell he had.

One of the latest mask mania mandates from the office of Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom is proving a hard pill for many to swallow.

Last week, Newsom’s office chided anyone eating in public to wear a mask in between bites.

“Going out to eat with members of your household this weekend?” Newsom’s office tweeted Friday. “Don’t forget to keep your mask on in between bites. Do your part to keep those around you healthy.”

The image that accompanied the text included the words: “Minimize the number of times you take your mask off.”

 

The tweet had critics aplenty.

“Did you get all that? Spot the contradiction?” Nick Kangadis wrote for the Media Research Center.

“In one sentence, Newsom’s office want[s] you to be masked ‘in between bites’ of your food should you go out to dinner with your family. Then in the graphic, just two sentences later, they tell people to ‘Minimize the number of times you take your mask off,’” he wrote.

“Now, I’m no mathematician, but wouldn’t you be taking off your mask a ton if you had to put it back on ‘in between bites?’

“Of course these edicts don’t make sense, but then again, it is California. Just saying.”

The concept was fodder for Twitter to chew on:

 

 

 

 

 

Durland Fish, PhD, professor emeritus of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health, has said that putting a mask on and taking it off while eating could make things worse.

He told NBC’s “Today” that the risk of spreading the virus from the mask to the hands touching the mask increases with every touch.

Jade Flinn, the nurse educator for the Biocontainment Unit at Johns Hopkins Medicine, offered a solution that seems like it could be just as much work as putting a mask on and taking it off between bites.

“Store [your mask] in a clean receptacle,” Flinn said.

“You want to keep it in a well-ventilated bag, usually a paper bag, so there’s not really a chance that it would grow any mold or fungus.”

Steve Scalise: Nancy Pelosi Has Blocked COVID Testing on Capitol Hill

H/T Western Journal.

San Fra Nan does not give a Damn about House members.

She wants to remain in power and obstruct any thing President Trump wants.

Two House Republicans are accusing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of blocking COVID testing in the House.

Calls for Pelosi to act come as Senate Democrats are invoking the potential spread of the coronavirus on Capitol Hill as a reason to delay the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, during a Saturday appearance on “Fox & Friends,” said the ability to test has been in existence — and ignored — for too long.

“I mean these protocols have been out there and the testing capabilities have been out there for a long time. They were offered to the speaker and she turned it down,” Scalise said.

“I think it’s something that should have been in Congress for a few weeks now. But ultimately that’s what the speaker decided to do,” he said.

On Friday, Republican Rep. Rodney Davis of Illinois, the ranking Republican on the Committee on House Administration, said Pelosi should quit stalling and implement testing for House members.

“I am writing again today to reiterate my concern that we do not have a comprehensive health monitoring system and testing program for our Capitol Hill campus in order to help us do our part to stop the spread of coronavirus,” Davis wrote in a letter to Pelosi.

“I have stood ready to engage with your office and my counterpart on the Committee on House Administration for months, but my requests have gone unanswered. While I appreciate that the attending physician has been able to conduct COVID-19 testing for members who have symptoms or have been exposed, provide very limited staff testing, and advise offices on contact tracing, our ability to monitor the health and safety of the House is severely lacking because you have failed to implement a plan,” he wrote.

Davis noted that everyone else in the nation has been able to develop a plan, which means Pelosi should be able to agree to one for the House.

“Universities, public institutions, private businesses, and communities across the country have embraced technologies to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Yet, the House has failed to adopt similar tools that are now being used nationwide. As testing has advanced and become more readily available, the House’s posture on testing has not evolved from where we were months ago,” he wrote.

“The attending physician gives recommendations to our community, but the policies on how we govern the House are set by you and a widespread testing program has not been adopted because you have opposed it.”

“This institution, similar to the White House, must continue to function to serve the American people during this pandemic. As a result, thousands of people who support this institution, report on this institution, and protect this institution, must continue to come to work and have not had the luxury of staying in their homes and working by proxy or remotely like some of your caucus members,” Davis added.

Davis wrote that House testing rules “should not reflect the news of the day or be to politically shield your office when difficult news breaks. This is not an acceptable way to communicate and continues to show your partisanship on this issue.”

During her appearance Sunday on the CBS show “Face the Nation,” Pelosi indicated she has no plans to change the House testing regimen, according to CBS.

“I’m pleased with the reliability of the testing in the Capitol,” she said.

“I think it’s better than what is at the White House or else the president might not have been exposed on the basis of a false negative that may have put him at risk. We don’t know where he got it, but we do know that there was a negative test for somebody with close proximity to the president.”

Pelosi also noted that “we have 20,000 employees on Capitol Hill. It’s not just about the members of Congress.”

Facebook and Twitter Warn Users That Publicly Hoping for Trump’s Death Is Forbidden

H/T Western Journal.

Well it is about time they cracked down on wishing for the president to die.

Tech companies are now telling users that their platforms will crack down on posts publicly wishing for President Donald Trump’s death.

And that appears to have Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York upset.

The president announced early Friday that he and his wife, Melania, have been infected with the coronavirus. President Trump is currently staying at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

“Content that wishes, hopes or expresses a desire for death, serious bodily harm or fatal disease against an individual is against our rules,” Twitter said in a statement to Vice.

Twitter said it “won’t take enforcement action on every Tweet. We’re prioritizing the removal of content when it has a clear call to action that could potentially cause real-world harm.”

Users who breaks Twitter’s rules on wishing for Trump’s death will have to remove the tweets and could have their accounts put in read-only mode, Twitter told Vice

The company added in a post from its public relations account: “tweets that wish or hope for death, serious bodily harm or fatal disease against *anyone* are not allowed and will need to be removed. this does not automatically mean suspension.”

 

Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow “squad” member, Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib, indicated that Twitter’s policies are not fair.

“So… you mean to tell us you could’ve done this the whole time?” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

“Seriously though, this is messed up. The death threats towards us should have been taking more seriously by @TwitterComms,” Tlaib added.

According to Vice, Facebook says it “distinguish[es] between public figures and private individuals because we want to allow discussion, which often includes critical commentary of people who are featured in the news or who have a large public audience. For public figures, we remove attacks that are severe as well as certain attacks where the public figure is directly tagged in the post or comment.”

In interpreting that, Vice wrote: “What this means is that it’s OK to post on Facebook that you hope Trump dies, so long as you do not tag him in the post or ‘purposefully expose’ him to ‘calls for death, serious disease, epidemic disease, or disability.’”

Facebook spokeswoman Liz Bourgeois later said the company would in fact pull down posts wishing for Trump’s death.

 

“To be clear, Facebook is removing death threats or content targeted directly at the president that wishes him death, including comments on his posts or his page — in addition to content tagging him,” she tweeted.

A TikTok spokesperson, meanwhile, told NPR that publicly hoping for the president to die “would be a violation of our community guidelines and removed if we find that.”

New Study Comparing COVID to Flu in Kids Completely Ruins Liberal Narrative on Schools

H/T Western Journal.

This shoots holes in the liberal narrative on COVID-19.

Fear has dominated the public conversation about COVID-19 due to its previously unknown nature.

How do you get it? What are the symptoms? How fatal is it?

We have seen governors and local officials around the country implement stay-at-home orders and mandatory mask and social-distancing requirements, as well as shut down in-person learning at public schools.

But since the beginning of the pandemic, studies have graced us with data better defining COVID-19, making it less of a boogeyman.

 

A study performed at the Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., concluded that “there were no statistically significant differences” between children with COVID-19 and children with the seasonal flu when it came to “rates of hospitalization, admission to the intensive care unit, and mechanical ventilator use.”

Percentages were compared between two groups: patients diagnosed with COVID-19 (315 total, median age of 8.4 years) and patients diagnosed with seasonal influenza (1,402 total, median age of 3.9 years):

Hospitalization Rate:

  • COVID-19 patients: 17 percent
  • Influenza patients: 21 percent

Intensive Care Unit Admission Rate:

  • COVID-19 patients: 6 percent
  • Influenza patients: 7 percent

Use of Mechanical Ventilators:

  • COVID-19 patients: 3 percent
  • Influenza patients: 2 percent

If anything, the notable difference between the two groups was that “[m]ore patients hospitalized with COVID-19 than with seasonal influenza reported clinical symptoms at the time of diagnosis,” according to the study, which was published Sept. 8 in JAMA Network Open.

These symptoms included fever, diarrhea or vomiting, headache, body ache or myalgia, and chest pain. Differences among “the number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19” who reported symptoms such as coughing or shortness of breath were “not statistically significant.”

This should ease our fears, as the study appears to suggest that COVID-19 is about as dangerous to children as the season flu.

Are school districts ever shut down for the flu?

Studies like the one performed at the Children’s National Hospital — which included COVID-19 patients diagnosed between March 25 and May 15 of this year and flu patients diagnosed between Oct. 1, 2019, and June 6, 2020 — are supposed to inform us about the virus, therefore informing our response to it.

If Democratic politicians and other public officials ignore the data and continue to treat COVID-19 with the same degree of caution now as they did in March, then the cure has indeed become worse than the problem.

Democrats, who have largely led the way on lockdowns across the country and have tended to be overly cautious when it comes to reopening schools for in-person learning, claim to be the “party of science.”

So will they listen to what the science says — that COVID-19 appears to generally affect children in much the same way as the flu?

We need leaders like Trump who will govern by fact rather than fear and who truly work to protect the welfare of Americans.

WHY DO WE HAVE TO STAY IN OUR HOMES UNTIL THERE IS A VACCINE FOR COVID-19???

H/T She’s Right.

 https://www.mphonline.org/worst-pandemics-in-history/

^^^ Very interesting link for history on most severe viruses in history….Part of the post below was from that link.

MY TAKE ON ALL OF THIS!

The left is accusing Trump of being responsible for COVID in America.  They are FORCING him, and all the health care companies to come up with something to block a virus, to double down for a fix….

BUT WAIT – THERE HAS NOT BEEN A DAMN VACCINE FOR A VIRUS SINCE POLIO IN THE 50′!!!!

TRUMP IS BEING PLAYED BY THE LEFT WHO IS FORCING HIM TO KEEP MOST OF AMERICA BOARDED UP! 

FRIENDS – THERE    WILL    NEVER    EVER   BE    A    VACCINE   FOR   COVID-19~~~ IT WILL NOT HAPPEN!

READ BELOW: 

COVID-19 (the Novel Coronavirus)

In progress worldwide… STATS TO DATE 8/6/2020

Cases of Covid-19:      19,120,236

Deaths from Covid-19: 713,973

Recovered:                 2,269,699

HIV/AIDS PANDEMIC (AT ITS PEAK, 2005-2012)

Death Toll: 36 million

NO VACCINE

FLU PANDEMIC (1968)  A/K/A HONG KONG FLU

Death Toll: 1 million

NO VACCINE  (tho there ARE flu shots every fall, but they are NOTT a cure.  If you get the flu, chances are you will have a LESS SERIOUS run than NOT getting the shots.)

ASIAN FLU (1956-1958)

Death Toll: 2 million

NO VACCINE 

SIXTH CHOLERA PANDEMIC (1910-1911)

Death Toll: 800,000+
Cause: Cholera

NO VACCINE 

FLU PANDEMIC (1889-1890)

Death Toll: 1 million
Cause: Influenza

NO VACCINE 

Originally the “Asiatic Flu” or “Russian Flu” as it was called, this strain was thought to be an outbreak of the Influenza A virus subtype H2N2

FLU PANDEMIC (1918)

Death Toll: 20-50 million
Cause: Influenza

NO VACCINE 

Between 1918 and 1920 a disturbingly deadly outbreak of influenza tore across the globe, infecting over a third of the world’s population and ending the lives of 20 – 50 million people. Of the 500 million people infected in the 1918 pandemic, the mortality rate was estimated at 10% to 20%, with up to 25 million deaths in the first 25 weeks alone. What separated the 1918 flu pandemic from other influenza outbreaks was the victims; where influenza had always previously only killed juveniles and the elderly or already weakened patients, it had begun striking down hardy and completely healthy young adults, while leaving children and those with weaker immune systems still alive.

THIRD CHOLERA PANDEMIC (1852–1860)

Death Toll: 1 million
Cause: Cholera

NO VACCINE 

Generally considered the most deadly of the seven cholera pandemics, the third major outbreak of Cholera in the 19th century lasted from 1852 to 1860

THE BLACK DEATH (1346-1353)

Death Toll: 75 – 200 million
Cause: Bubonic Plague

NO VACCINE 

PLAGUE OF JUSTINIAN (541-542)

Death Toll: 25 million
Cause: Bubonic Plague

NO VACCINE 

  

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

COVID-19

Cases of Covid-19:  19,120,236

Deaths from Covid-19:  713,973

Recovered:  12,269,699

Comparisons:

Every year an estimated 290,000 to 650,000 people die in the WORLD due to complications from seasonal influenza (flu) viruses. This figure corresponds to 795 to 1,781 deaths per day due to the seasonal flu.

SARS (November 2002 to July 2003)

NO VACCINE

Was a coronavirus that originated from Beijing, China, spread to 29 countries, and resulted in 8,096 people infected with 774 deaths (fatality rate of 9.6%). Considering that SARS ended up infecting 5,237 people in mainland China, Wuhan Coronavirus surpassed SARS on January 29, 2020, when Chinese officials confirmed 5,974 cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). One day later, on January 30, 2020 the novel coronavirus cases surpassed even the 8,096 cases worldwide which were the final SARS count in 2003.

MERS (in 2012)

NO VACCINE

Killed 858 people out of the 2,494 infected

(fatality rate of 34.4%)

THERE WILL NEVER BE A VACCINE AND THE LEFT WILL BLAME TRUMP!!!!

Chinese Virologist Claims She Can Prove COVID Virus Was Made in Wuhan Lab

H/T Western Journal.

I do not doubt that Dr. Li-Meng Yan is telling the truth about COVID-19.

A virologist from China said in a recent interview that the novel coronavirus which has swept the globe is man-made and originated in a Chinese lab.

Dr. Li-Meng Yan has reportedly been in hiding since shortly after she began researching the origins of COVID-19 at the end of 2019, when the first outbreak was reported in Wuhan, China.

In an interview published Friday on the British talk show “Loose Women,” Yan — speaking from an undisclosed location — discussed her theory about the origin of the pandemic.

“[COVID] comes from the lab — the lab in Wuhan and the lab is controlled by China’s government,” she said.

She also described a campaign to blame a Wuhan wet market for the viral outbreak as a “smoke screen.”

“The seafood market in Wuhan … [is] a smoke screen, and … this virus is not from nature,” Yan said.

She said she received the information backing up her lab theory “from the [Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention], from the local doctors.”

It is believed Yan is somewhere inside the U.S, where she relocated in April without her husband, who is also a scientist in China, after he became critical of her, Fox News reported.

In a July interview with Fox, Yan explained that she went into hiding after she told the truth about the pandemic — a truth which did not reflect well on the Chinese government.

“The reason I came to the U.S. is because I deliver the message of the truth of COVID,” she said.

The virologist added that if she attempted to tell her story in China, she would be “disappeared and killed.”

“The China government refused to let overseas experts, including ones in Hong Kong, do research in China,” she further said. “So I turned to my friends to get more information.”

The woman told Fox that soon after she began investigating a SARS-like illness last year, she was told by doctors she worked with: “We can’t talk about it.”

The “Loose Women” program described Yan as “a scientist who was working at the Hong Kong School of Public Health when she turned whistleblower on the Chinese Government, after she alleged they knew about the spread of the coronavirus before publicly acknowledging the outbreak.

“As a result, Dr Yan claims she had to flee to the US for her own safety and is now determined to spread her findings to the world. She joined the Loose Women from a secret location to tell us why she felt compelled to speak out, even if it meant putting her life on the line.”

Yan said in the interview published Friday she intends to soon release information that she believes will prove her theory about the origin of the coronavirus.

“The genome sequence is like a human finger print,” she said. “So based on this, you can … identify these things. I use the evidence … to tell people why this has come from the lab in China, why they are the only ones who made it.”

“Anyone who even has no biology knowledge, you can read it, and you can check and identify, verify by yourself.”

The Western Journal cannot independently verify Yan’s claims.

There was speculation in the spring that the coronavirus pandemic might have originated in a Chinese lab, and that speculation initiated an investigation by the U.S. government in April.

Fauci Gives Stunning Answer About When US Can Get ‘Back to a Degree of Normality’

H/T Western Journal.

With as many times as Fauci has been proven wrong why does he have any credibility left?

Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday that Americans should not expect to return to a pre-coronavirus pandemic level of normality until potentially late next year.

The director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, though, did not rule out the possibility that a return to normal life could come earlier.

During an interview on MSNBC with host Andrea Mitchell, Fauci spoke about the work currently underway to test and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine.

“But by the time you mobilize the distribution of the vaccinations and you get the majority or more of the population vaccinated and protected, that’s likely not going to happen until the mid or end of 2021,” he said.

“If you’re talking about getting back to a degree of normality which resembles where we were prior to COVID, it’s going to be well into 2021, maybe even towards the end of 2021,” Fauci added.

Fauci also cautioned against a sense of security now that businesses in a number of states are back open.

“Being indoors absolutely increases the risk [of transmission],” he told Mitchell.

“I am concerned when I see things starting indoors, and that becomes more compelling when you move into fall and winter season.”

Fauci has notably warned of a “second wave” of the virus striking in the fall and winter months.

“I’m hoping we do not see a surge in cases as we’ve seen following the Fourth of July and Memorial Day,” he said.

He farther warned against a false sense of security for people who enjoy being outdoors.

“Just because you’re outdoors does not that mean you’re protected, particularly if you’re in a crowd and you’re not wearing masks,” he said. The statement came in reference to people attending political rallies.

Fauci also answered a question about a report claiming President Donald Trump admitted, in a March interview with Bob Woodward, to previously downplaying the threat of the coronavirus.

Fauci said he could not comment on the specifics of conversations between Woodward and Trump, but said in reference to the idea of downplaying the coronavirus, “That’s not a good thing.”

Fauci also disagreed with Trump, who asserted earlier this month that Americans might be in the final stretch of the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

The president said at a Sept. 4 White House news briefing, “We’re rounding the corner on the virus.”

“I’m sorry, but I have to disagree with that,” Fauci said.

“What we don’t want to see is going into the fall season, when people will be spending more time indoors — and that’s not good for a respiratory-borne virus — you don’t want to start off already with a baseline that’s so high,” he said.