Dr. Fauci Praises Vermont

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VERMONT - Dr. Anthony Fauci joined Governor Phil Scott at his weekly press conference and praised Vermonts battle with the coronavirus. Fauci called Vermont a model for other parts of the country. Should Vermont see a second wave, Fauci encourages Vermonters to keep doing what we all have been doing.

"Even when you are in as good shape as Vermont is, you got into good shape by certain things that you've done. Don't get careless, be prudent and careful in your interactions in the community. It's gonna be challenging as you get into the fall and winter, but it doesn't necessarily mean that you're gonna have a problem if you do the kind of prudent public health measures that you've been doing," said Fauci.

Fauci praised Governor Scotts handling of managing the virus across the state.  Vermont currently has one of the lowest infection rates in the country.  Fauci noted that while Vermont is different than other states because of its population, the regulations that have been put in place will make a long term difference in the spread of the virus.

Fauci encouraged families to be vigilant with their children as schools open further, as cold and flu season are bound to make an appearance.

"Please, you've done so well.  Don't let your guard down.  This virus is a formidable foe.  If you give it the opportunity to reemerge its ugly head, whether you're in the beautiful rural area of Vermont or the middle of Manhattan or the Bronx, the virus is going to take advantage of that," explained Fauci.