Dr. Fauci: ‘I Just Don’t Understand’ Why Everyone in America Isn’t Under a Stay at Home Order


Dr. Anthony Fauci, a leading voice on the White House coronavirus task force, believes that everyone in the U.S. should be subject to a stay at home order.

Appearing on a CNN virtual town hall Thursday night, Fauci — responding to a question from Anderson Cooper — said that everyone in America should be under a stay at home order, although he stopped short of saying that President Donald Trump should institute it on a national level.

“The tension between federally mandated versus states rights to do what they want is something I don’t want to get into,” Fauci said of a federal order to stay home. “But if you look at what is going on in this country, I just don’t understand why we’re not doing that. We really should be.”

According to The New York Times, 12 states currently do not have stay at home orders in place.

Watch above, via CNN.

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