By Felicia Sonmez
Rep. Nanette Barragán (D-Calif.) asked Fauci whether he thinks the United States has “prevailed” — a word President Trump used in the past month — in the fight against covid-19.
“I wouldn’t use the word ‘prevail,’ ” Fauci responded. “I would say that we’re still in the middle of a serious outbreak. There is no doubt about that.”
At a White House news conference in May, Trump said, “We have met the moment, and we have prevailed.” He later clarified that he meant the United States had “prevailed” in terms of testing.