Dr. Fauci: Lake of the Ozarks parties 'inviting a situation that could get out of control'

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) -  More fallout from Lake of the Ozarks partygoers as the leading voice of the U.S. coronavirus task force called the whole scene "very troubling."

Wednesday morning on CNN, Dr. Anthony Fauci had a special message for those partygoers. He says even in the best of cases, we are going to see an increase of COVID-19 cases. 

"When you have situations in which you see that type of crowding with no mask and people interacting, that's not prudent," Fauci says. "That's inviting a situation that could get out of control ... Understanding you do what to gradually do this, but don't start leapfrogging over some of the recommendations and guidelines because that's really tempting fate and asking for trouble."

Fauci says anyone who was at those party's that didn't follow safe social distancing guidelines should not get overconfident if no uptick in cases is seen in Missouri in the next week because it takes up "two, three or maybe even more weeks" to see such an increase. 

Dr. Buckhold also talks about the CDC once again clarifying its position on how the virus is transmitted -- wanting people to know it can be transmitted by surfaces and objects, but it's just not as common as transmission by personal contact.

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