There are no quick fixes to stop the coronavirus spikes in Florida, Texas, other hot spots, Dr. Scott Gottlieb says
Any policy changes that states like Texas and Florida, which appear to have expanding coronavirus outbreaks, decide to implement now likely won’t affect the spread of the virus for weeks to come, former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC Thrusday.
Due to the lag of how long it takes once someone is infected to develop symptoms, get tested and receive test results, a confirmed case today could reflect an infection that occurred up to three weeks ago, Gottlieb said. He added that even if states currently struggling with outbreaks implemented more stringent measures, cases would continue to rise for some time.
“I think it’s going to be difficult now to get this under control,” Gottlieb said on “Squawk Box.” “Whatever these states do right now is really going to help them in about two weeks, maybe a little bit longer than that. Whatever policy decisions they …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]