The nation’s top health officials are concerned about the rising number of lawmakers on the Hill who have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent days after a violent mob attacked the Capitol and forced members of Congress to hide out in small, crowded spaces.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute for Infectious Diseases, told The Daily Beast in an interview that the scene at the Capitol last week looked like a “subway car during rush hour.” There were reports of as many as 150 members locked in one room during the chaos.
“Of course, when you have people in close indoor settings without social distancing or masks there are likely going to be some infections,” Fauci said.
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