“Io stesso, as public health person, I think you can’t run away from that. When you see people getting killed, in this last month it’s just been horrifying what’s happened. How can you say that’s not a public health issue?” he told CNN’s Dana Bash on “Stato dell'unione” when asked if gun violence was a public health emergency.
Fauci’s comments come after a rash of mass shootings in the past month
. The US has suffered at least 45 mass shootings since March
16, when eight people were killed at three Atlanta-area spas
, according to CNN reporting and an analysis of data from the Archivio della violenza armata (GVA)
, local media and police reports
. CNN considers an incident to be a mass shooting if four or more people
, excluding the gunman
, are wounded or killed by gunfire
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