Despite the presence of vocal protestors in the state who believe the coronavirus pandemic is a hoax, nothing more than the flu, or a “plandemic,” Wyoming’s congressional delegation is taking the issue much more seriously.
At a Senate Health Committee hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Mike Enzi said the creation of a vaccine was critical and said he was worried about future large outbreaks of coronavirus.
“We also need to be sure we’re prepared for a second wave of outbreaks that could coincide with the start of the flu season, potentially stressing our health care system more than it already has been,” Enzi said.
The senator told Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn it was important that a delivery system be in place to administer the vaccine if created.
“We’ve been leaning in on this supply chain to ensure that when a vaccine is ready to go, we will have the necessary supplies to actually administer it and operationalize the vaccination,” Hahn replied.
At that same hearing, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, warned the committee that if the U.S. acted too soon in relaxing the restrictions designed to slow the spread of coronavirus, there would be severe consequences.
“My concern is we will start to see little spikes that might turn into outbreaks,” Fauci said. “The consequences could be really serious.”
“Opening too soon could turn the clock back and that not only would cause some suffering and death that could be avoided, but could even set you back on the road to try to get economic recovery,” he said.