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Dr. Fauci Just Issued This Dire Warning

“We may be in for a lot of death” but can change that…..
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As cases and hospitalizations rise, it's almost impossible to keep up with the latest COVID safety news; even Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical advisor to the President and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, had to correct himself, saying yesterday we'd possibly approach normalcy by fall of this year when he meant Spring 2022. That means we have a long way to go, especially since Fauci's caveat was that we need more people vaccinated. Today, Fauci appeared on MSNBC's Mehdi Hasan Show with an important warning. Read on for 3 key points, as well as a quote from vaccine advocate and actor Nick Offerman—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You Have "Long" COVID and May Not Even Know It.


Dr. Fauci Warned We May Be in For "a Whole Lot of Death" But Can Avoid It If…..

Covid-19 patient with oxygen mask in bed in hospital

Dr. Fauci was asked if we can get to herd immunity even though some people simply refuse to get vaccinated; he was shown a clip of former President Donald Trump saying the vaccine works, during which the audience booed. "I don't think so," said Dr. Fauci. "The only way you can get through herd immunity without them is the unfortunate situation is if they all wind up getting infected and then you'll have a combination of infected individuals who have some degree of protection together with vaccinated individuals, but that's going to lead to a whole lot of suffering, a whole lot of hospitalization and a whole lot of death. And we already have 620 some odd thousand people who have already died in this country. We don't need any more. We can get herd immunity really easily if you get everybody vaccinated."


Dr. Fauci Warned the Delta Variant Has "Changed the Playing Field"

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"The Delta variant has changed the playing field, it absolutely has," said Dr. Fauci. "It has an extraordinary capability of spreading from person to person. And that's the why the CDC is saying, even if you're fully vaccinated, if you're in an indoor situation, in an area of the country, which essentially is the whole country with very few exceptions, then you should we wearing a mask when you were in an indoor situation with other people—not in your home, in a public situation, indoor because we're seeing breakthrough infections, you could get infected and have no symptoms at all. And then inadvertently and innocently, pass it on to someone else who was not vaccinated or is incapable of getting vaccinated. That's the reason for the CDC recommendation about masks."

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Dr. Fauci Said This About Which Mask is Best


Virus experts like Scott Gottlieb and Michael Osterholm have said wearing an N95 or KN95 mask is essential. Dr. Fauci disagrees. "Maybe instead of worrying about what kind of mask, just wear a mask, wear a mask—wear a surgical mask, a cloth mask. Some people can't tolerate N95s—rather than saying one versus the other, we need to wear a mask."

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Hasan Also Spoke With Actor Nick Offerman, Who's Encouraging Vaccines

Nick Offerman

The night before speaking to Fauci, Hasan spoke with actor Nick Offerman, who is using his fame to encourage people to get vaccinated. Hasan asked him if his libertarian character Ron from Parks and Recreation would have taken the COVID vaccine. "I think Ron would of course scoff at a vaccine and say, I've never been to the doctor. I rely on my preternatural immune system to protect me," said Offerman, "but then his wife, Diane, played by the great Lucy Lawless, would step up and say, 'Hey buddy, you're no longer alone here. You've got me. I teach at a school. We've got kids to worry about. Your responsibilities are no longer limited to your own body.' So once he was convinced of that, he's a good guy. And once a good guy sees that he's taken care of others and then it's for the common good, of course he would get the vaccine."

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How to Stay Safe Out There

Doctor in personal protective suit or PPE inject vaccine shot to stimulating immunity of woman patient at risk of coronavirus infection.

Follow Fauci's fundamentals and help end this pandemic, no matter where you live—get vaccinated ASAP; if you live in an area with low vaccination rates, wear an N95 face mask, don't travel, social distance, avoid large crowds, don't go indoors with people you're not sheltering with (especially in bars), practice good hand hygiene, and to protect your life and the lives of others, don't visit any of these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.

Alek Korab
Alek Korab is a Co-Founder and Managing Editor of the ETNT Health channel on Eat This, Not That! Read more about Alek