"There is no region in the country, in my mind, that's going to be exempt from a [novel coronavirus] outbreak if you do not do the appropriate mitigation issues," Dr. Anthony Fauci told PBS NewsHour anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff in an interview April 3. When asked why measures requiring Americans stay home to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus are not in place, Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said "that is not the way things operate in the relationship between the federal government and the states." He added he hoped daily briefings from the White House task force on the issue were acting as the functional equivalent and that he encouraged all Americans to stay at home.

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