National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci warned against seeking to combat coronavirus through nationwide herd immunity and explained that the death toll would be "enormous and unacceptable."
If everyone got infected, the death toll would be enormous and totally unacceptable," Fauci explained.
Fauci is a proponent of the lockdown and social distancing model to combat the spread of coronavirus.
While it would result in some deaths, the proponents say, the herd immunity model allows for the economy to continue operating.
Despite the U.S. adopting the lockdown model of combatting the coronavirus, there have been nearly 170,000 deaths and experts believe there will be tens of thousands more before the pandemic abates.