The United States has passed a grim milestone: 700,000 dead covid. And the deaths continue, as the “more transmissible” delta variant spreads, primarily harming the 70 million Americans who are unvaccinated. worried that more “avoidable” deaths are sure to come, Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to the president and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, appeared on This week With a caveat this morning. Read on for five life-saving advice—and don’t forget to check out these to ensure your own health and the health of others Sure Signs You’ve Already Had COVID.
Warning #1: Dr. Fauci warns that Delta is “the most formidable virus”
“This is the most formidable virus,” said Dr. Fauci. “It really is. From the very beginning. It has evolved to the point where we are now dealing with this delta variant, which is an extraordinary virus – the same virus is still SARS-CoV-2, except That it has the ability to transmit exceptionally efficiently. There are elements about it that will be inevitable in the sense that there are going to be deaths. They’re going to be a lot of infections globally, no matter what. did, but there were situations where we could have done better and we could have done better. And I think we are living through that now, because now we have, within our capacity, highly effective and safe There are vaccines. And although we’ve done well in the sense that we now have 55% of the population fully vaccinated, 64% have received at least one dose, but there are 70 million people who are eligible to be vaccinated. Haven’t got it done.” He said that some of those deaths, so “were avoidable, they certainly are. In fact, looking ahead now, most of the deaths could be avoided if we got people vaccinated. Because if you’re hospitalized.” Looking at people who happen and people who die, it weighs heavily on people who haven’t been vaccinated. So where we are now, many of these can be avoided.”
Warning #2: Dr. Fauci says new COVID pill is a “big deal,” but you should still get vaccinated
About the new COVID pill, Dr. “It’s a big deal,” says Fauci. You now have a small molecule, a drug that can be given orally, and the test results that were announced yesterday and the day before are actually quite impressive. Meaning, if you do a statistically significant analysis on this, it’s pretty significant to cut deaths and hospitalizations by 50%. Importantly, zero deaths in the placebo group versus placebo in the drug group. There were eight deaths. That is, you know, no matter how you cut it, it’s impressive. So we’re really looking forward to its implementation.” However, this does not mean that the vaccine is unnecessary. “Not at all,” Fauci said. “It’s such a lie — that someone says, OK, now you have a medicine. Remember that the easiest way is to stay out of the hospital and not die, not get infected.”
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Warning #3: Are We Taking a Turn? Well…
“We are definitely turning the corner on this particular boom,” Dr. Fauci said, “But we have about 20 months of experience now that go up and then come down and then go back up. The way to put it is to turn that turning point, keep going down is what we did. Mentioned: get people vaccinated. When you have 70 million people in the country who are eligible to be vaccinated, who haven’t been vaccinated yet, that’s the danger zone right there so it’s within our ability to make sure that The turnaround that was seeing that very favorable and optimistic turnaround is going down and doesn’t do what we’ve seen many times before, where it goes down and then comes back. We can only do that by getting vaccinated.” Keep reading for two more essential pieces of advice.
Dr. Fauci said that making vaccines mandatory for children is nothing new
Once the vaccine is available for all age groups, California will make the vaccines mandatory for all students. “I’ve been in and I’m still in favor of this type of mandate,” Dr. Fauci said. “You can make some exceptions for them, but in general, people look at it like it’s something new and new. When in fact, over the years and years, decades, we made it a requirement for kids to enter schools , to get a variety of vaccines, measles, mumps, rubella, and others. So while people consider it something new and terrifying, there is no need for children to come to school, some vaccines to be vaccinated. It’s not something new it’s been around for a very long time.” He says the COVID vaccine “has been proven to be safe and effective.”
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