(PatrioticPost.com)- Ever since COVID cases started spiking in Florida and Texas again, Dr. Anthony Fauci has been back on our screens warning of the danger of a second wave of the Chinese coronavirus. It’s a difficult enough task as it is, but now he’s stuck with warning America of a potential new outbreak…again from China.
Fauci testified on Tuesday that a new virus discovered in pigs in China shares some traits with the Swine Flu virus that spread across the world in 2009, as well as the 1918 Pandemic Flu. As a result, American public health officials and scientists are actively monitoring the disease. Well, monitoring it as much as the authoritarian communist Chinese regime will let them.
Speaking before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Fauci explained how the new disease doesn’t yet infect humans but has displayed “reassortment capabilities.” The virus, which is officially known as G4 EA H1N1, has the potential of mutating.
“In other words, when you get a brand-new virus that turns out to be a pandemic virus, it’s either due to mutations and/or the reassortment or exchanges of genes,” Fauci explained. “And they’re seeing virus in swine, in pigs now, that have characteristics of the 2009 H1N1, of the original 1918, which many of our flu viruses have remnants of that in it, as well as segments from other hosts like swine.”
Isn’t it interesting how these viruses almost always seem to come from China these days?
You can hear Fauci explaining the situation in more detail in the clip below.
Fauci says new swine flu found in China hasn’t been shown to infect humans, but it’s demonstrating reassortment, which could cause spread. Not an “immediate threat,” but “you always have the possibility that you might have another swine flu-type outbreak” https://t.co/vAOmsWGPI6 pic.twitter.com/FzrRnjVNz5
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 30, 2020
Fauci warned that if the virus mutates and escapes China, then it could result in another pandemic similar to the Swine Flu outbreak in 2009.
“It’s something that still is in the stage of examination,” he said, while also expressing his concern.
“We have got to get that message out that we are all in this together,” he said. “If we are going to contain this, we’ve got to contain it together.”