Dr. Fauci Just Issued This "Very Important" Warning
The COVID numbers are startling, says Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical advisor to the President and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. "More than 150,000 cases per day, more than 1,200 deaths per day. ICUs filling up and almost all of this is preventable," said CNN's Jake Tapper. The two spoke today about how you can stay safe. Read on for 7 essential points that can save your life—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 That 100,000 More Americans Dying By Year's End is "Possible"
"A new model from the University of Washington projects more than 100,000 additional American deaths to COVID by December 1st. Is that really possible?" asked Tapper. "Unfortunately it certainly is," said Fauci. "What is going on now is both entirely predictable but entirely preventable. We have the wherewithal with vaccines to turn this around. And the reason you see the numbers that are so alarming that you just gave is that we have about 80 million people in this country who are eligible to be vaccinated who are not yet vaccinated. We could turn this around and we could do it efficiently and quickly—if we just get those people vaccinated."
Dr. Fauci Says Tell Unvaccinated People This Please
Dr. Fauci says it's so important "now in this crisis that we…. put aside any ideological, political or other differences and just get vaccinated. We'll make the vaccinations as easy and convenient for people. We want them to come forward for themselves for their own health, for those of their family, as well as for the community. I know you don't want to be pushing people in the sense of making them feel guilty or getting angry at them, but to just to essentially plead with them, to look at what's going on now, this is very, very important, not only for your own health, but for the health of the country. And we can do it. We have a great vaccines, more than one, free, and they're safe and they're highly effective."
Dr. Fauci Said There Won't Likely Be Federal Mandates But He Encourages Local Mandates
"II am very much in favor of mandating at the local level," said Dr. Fauci. "I don't think we're going to see federal mandates except for certain agencies of the federal government. I mean, we've already seen that with the veterans administration, but now that we have the full approval, at least for the Pfizer vaccine, we are definitely going to say mandating for colleges. If you want to attend in person at a college or a university or places of business that employs large numbers of people. I think you're going to see that. And I actually encourage it because I think that's one of the ways that we can get many, many more people vaccinated."
Dr. Fauci Says Get Your Booster Shot After 8 Months
Predeint Biden said he and his team of scientists were looking at data about getting your booster after 5 months but Fauci said 8 months is the current recommendation still. "We're still aiming at eight months, beginning on the week of September the 20th. But as we said in the original declaration, we have to go through the process of the FDA as well as the advisory committee on immunization practices, which advises the CDC. And although we are sticking with the eight month timetable beginning on the week of September the 20th, we remained flexible regarding the timeframe, depending on the data as it continues to come in."
Dr. Fauci Said, Sure, Mandate Vaccines for School; We've Done it for Decades!
Should there be a vaccine mandate for schools? "I know that a lot of people would be pushing back against that, but if you get the imprimatur about the safety and the strong benefit risk ratio for the children, when that gets established, which I believe it certainly will by the FDA and the ACIP, I believe that mandating vaccines for children to appear in school is a good idea," said Dr. Fauci. "And remember, this is not something new. We have mandates in many places in schools, particularly public schools, that if in fact you want a child to come in, we've done this for decades and decades requiring polio, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis. So this would not be something new requiring vaccinations for children to come to school."
Dr. Fauci Said Here's a Good Time to Wear Masks Outdoors Even if Vaccinated
"There are certain circumstances when you have very crowded, congregate settings, even on an outdoor basis—and remember, the CDC has said that they're all circumstances somewhat unusual, but all circumstances, even in an outdoor situation, when you have clustering of people together, that it might be better to be wearing masks," said Fauci.
How to Get Out of This Alive and Unharmed
Dr. Fauci says "we should put all of" our differences aside and get vaccinated. "We have an extraordinary problem that's killing the people in the United States, killing us, putting us in the hospital. So that kind of politicization, there's no place for that when you're dealing with a public health crisis." So 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.
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