"Why don't we let the coronavirus flood the country?"
This would have been, the Washington Post writes, the question that, according to informed sources quoted today by the American newspaper, the President of the United States Donald Trump would have addressed to the immunologist Anthony Fauci, the greatest infectious disease expert in the USA, during one of the first White House task force meetings against coronavirus.
The temptation, the same that Boris Johnson also had, was that of flock immunity.
"Mr. President - Fauci's answer - many people would die". This, at least, is the reconstruction of the Washington Post.
Fauci, meanwhile, continues to keep the alarm high in the United States.
Many lives, says the immunologist, could have been saved if the restrictions to contain coronavirus had been adopted earlier.
Interviewed by CNN, Fauci then explains that at the moment it cannot be guaranteed that the vote will be held in person in November. When we talk about the November vote, we are obviously talking about the presidential election.
Fauci, in fact, does not rule out the possibility that coronavirus may re-emerge in the autumn and reiterates that there is no "switch" for the reopening of the American economy. In any case, a reopening may have started somehow in May.