Sporting a dashing face mask emblazoned with test tubes, the infectious disease expert schooled Republican Jim Jordan after he bemoaned the nation’s “lost liberty” and “freedom” and demanded to know when coronavirus measures would be lifted.
Responding during a House subcommittee hearing on Thursday, Fauci said the country could return to normal – with a relaxation of social-distancing and face mask use – “when we get the level of infection in this country low enough.”
“My message, Congressman Jordan, is to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as we possibly can to get the level of infection in this country low that it is no longer a threat. That is when,” he said.
But, undeterred and wearing a face mask that kept falling below his nose, Jordan bellowed: “What is low enough? Give me a number.”