Fauci warns that ‘things are going to get worse’ with COVID
like country wrestling with increased In the delta variable of COVID-19 The virus, Dr. Anthony Fauci, believes the lockdowns the country experienced last year will likely not return, Although he was warned “It’s going to get worse” during an interview on ABC’s “This Week”.
“I don’t think we will see lockdowns. I think we have enough percentage of people in the country – not enough to crush the outbreak – but I think it is enough to not let us get to the situation we were in last winter. But things are only going to get worse” Fauci told “This Week” co-host Jonathan Karl on Sunday.
“If you look at the acceleration in the number of cases, the seven-day average has gone up exponentially. You know what we really have to do, John, we say over and over again and that’s the truth, we have 100 million people in this country who are eligible to be vaccinated who haven’t been vaccinated. We are witnessing an outbreak of unvaccinated disease.”
“From the point of view of illness, hospitalization, suffering and death, the unvaccinated are more at risk because vaccination protects against often severe disease, but when you look at the country as a whole. It brings us back to normal, and by not vaccinating them, they allow the reproduction and spread of the unvaccinated,” Fauci said. The outbreak that eventually affects.”
Concerns about the coronavirus resurfaced this week, as new details about the virus outbreak in Provincetown, Massachusetts, raised concerns that the now-dominant Delta variant may be able to spread among fully vaccinated people.
During the investigation of the outbreak, researchers learned that the amount of virus in the noses of vaccinated people with a breakthrough infection was the same as that in the unvaccinated person – a worrying sign that vaccinated people could also spread the virus.
The data helped the CDC make its decision to reinstate mask guidelines for vaccinated individuals in areas where the virus is most prevalent or prevalent — despite the fact that advanced cases in vaccinated individuals are very mild and do not result in hospitalization or death.
“This is much more about transmission,” Fauci said of the new guidelines.
Fauci said about the new directive for Pollinator.
President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a new vaccination policy for all federal workers and on-site contractors, which requires them to “prove their vaccination status,” and will require anyone who has not been fully vaccinated to wear a mask at work, no matter where they live, socially Distance yourself and test once or twice a week.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg also spoke with Karl on Sunday morning and faced criticism from some unions representing these workers, who argue the new requirement is a violation of civil liberties.
“Well, this is about protecting lives. It’s about setting a good example. And just to be clear, employees have a choice,” Buttigieg said in a separate interview on This Week.
“Look, we have many obligations in many dimensions of employee safety, to make sure this is a safe workplace. That’s part of that. But it’s also important that I think our federal workforce is leading by example because we’re asking the whole country to do what it takes to make sure that we get through this pandemic. And that’s a very important part of how we do that.”
But the new directives and the president’s admission on Friday that “in all likelihood” the country could see new directives and restrictions due to the troop surge has angered some Republican governors, including Doug Ducey of Arizona and Ron DeSantis of Florida, who argue that individuals should be are able to make decisions about concealment and vaccinations for themselves.
“What is your response to these… Republican governors in some of the largest states in our country?” Karl asked.
“I respectfully disagree with them,” Fauci said. “The truth is that there are things of individual responsibilities that one has. And there are things that relate to you individually, which also affect others and lead to the spread of infection that we see now — the surge in cases, John, affecting everyone in the country.”
“In essence, you are infringing on their individual rights because you are making them vulnerable. So you can discuss this situation both ways,” he added.