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Dr. Anthony Fauci says Americans must "do what you're told” as positive Covid-19 tests surge in hotspots around the country.

Fauci is fed up that Americans are ignoring his advice about wearing masks and social distancing, particularly in wide open states such as Florida and Georgia.

The 77-year-old semi-retired doctor spoke in a forum with United Kingdom officials who are faced with similar public resistance to Covid-19 fear-mongering in their region.

"We don't want to be told what to do," Fauci acknowledged. "Well, I understand that, but now is the time to do what you're told."

Researchers quietly withdrew a study on the effectiveness of face masks after Covid-19 positive tests surged in places where face masks or face coverings are mandated.

"The authors have withdrawn this manuscript because there are increased rates of SARS- CoV-2 cases in the areas that we originally analyzed in this study," the researchers wrote.

The study was funded in part by Yale University.