But he said people can and should still have fun.
“Bars: really not good, really not good. Congregation at a bar, inside, is bad news. We really have got to stop that,” Fauci said to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on “COVID-19: Update on Progress Toward Safely Getting Back to Work and Back to School.”
Since states started gradually reopening, bars have proven to be a perfect breeding grounds for the virus, healthcare professionals say.
But Fauci said that doesn’t mean we have to restrict everything, “because people are not going to tolerate that.”
“We should not look at the public health endeavors as being an obstruction to opening up. We should look at it as a vehicle to opening up,” he said.
“We’ve got to be able to get people to get out and enjoy themselves within the safe guidelines that we have,” Fauci said. “Make public health work for you as opposed to against you.”