COVID-19 The pandemic feels like it is coming to an end, especially in the US – but even Americans are vulnerable, as a new COVID variant, called Delta, chases those who are without vaccination and threaten to continue this epidemic. with that in mind, Dr. Anthony FauciSpoke with Chief Medical Adviser to the President and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases NBC’s Chuck Todd And issued a warning about the virus—a big warning. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t forget to check out these Sure Signs You Have “Long” COVID and Might Not Even Know It.
The UK “is now starting to see that the new delta version, 617, which originated or at least was previously recognized in India, is now taking effect in the UK. I was talking to their health officials the other day. This It’s about 60% there. Luckily for us, the Vaccines The ones we have available are good against the variants, a little less, but not much against the delta.” Could there be any downside? “We have the equipment in place to prevent any difficulties that may occur in September. And that’s why we’re really pushing and banging bushes and trying to get people to understand why it’s so important for them to get vaccinated, not just for themselves and their families, for their own safety. But they also don’t want to be a vehicle for the spread of the virus. You want to be a dead end for the virus. And that’s what we’re trying to overcome.” Keep reading to see which states are in trouble.
Todd asked whether autumn and winter colds “become potentially problematic if we can’t meet this 75,80% threshold?” Dr Fauci said: “It’s important to realize that we have a large country and there are real disparities and differences in the percentages of people who get vaccinated across different states, cities, regions, and in areas in which you have high degrees that are , and we already have, I think it’s 13, at least the states that have already reached the 70% target in June. And if they go further and further, more and more will be protected. And if you look at the map, you will see, there are some areas that are below 50%, which is really unfortunate because those are the states and regions that are going to be the most vulnerable. Coming in, this is a particularly significant setback because we are concerned about variants.”
Dr Fauci said elderly people are doing well—”We’ve been able to vaccinate, you know, a particular 80% of people over age 65 or older, but hospitalizations and deaths in them are low. , but we are just beginning to see that, even though the chances of a young person becoming infected, the chances of getting a serious outcome are still certainly much lower than those of the elderly or those with underlying conditions. Seeing from the view that people who are younger are getting hospitalized and some of them are dying. So people who are young shouldn’t feel that they are completely exempted from the risk of having serious consequences. Talking to healthcare providers who are in the trenches, in emergency rooms and in the hospital, they’re telling you, they’re seeing more and more young people who come in with serious illness.”
It is looking increasingly impossible that we will reach President Joe Biden’s goal of 70% of the nation’s vaccinations by July 4. Dr. Fauci said that a goal is good “to give yourself the encouragement and encouragement to get there. [fall] Not only that, it is not the end of the game. You keep pushing. And if we do, which I hope we do, I believe we can meet the goal of achieving 70% of the adult population with at least one dose by July 4. Even if we do, we don’t want to stop there. We want as many people as possible to get vaccinated as soon as possible. It’s important to go all the way as far as possible. Things have slowed down a bit, but this is what happens when the group of people who are not vaccinated is smaller and smaller. We have about 50% of the adult population already fully vaccinated and over 60% have taken at least one dose. So we are doing very well. We want to do even better.”
Dr. Fauci said that you need a global solution to end this global problem. “You can’t live in a vacuum in this world. We’re interconnected, especially when you’re dealing with highly contagious respiratory viruses, we’re doing well at getting people vaccinated. Other countries that are in the developed world are They are doing well and people are getting it, but there are many countries in the world that have vaccine levels so low that for no fault of their own. They don’t have the resources, they don’t have the capacity. And that’s why I’ve always had this mentality to say that we should look at it in terms of a global solution. And I think, and I’ve been that way for 40 years since the days of HIV, when I thought we had to There is a need to receive intervention in developing countries, as a moral responsibility for those individuals in those countries who are suffering not because they do not have the resources, but also for our own self-interest.”
So follow Fauci’s core principles and help end this pandemic, no matter where you live – get vaccinated as soon as possible, and if you’re not, wear one. face mask One that fits comfortably and is double layered, Do not travel, Social distance, Avoid large crowds, Do not go indoors with people you are not sheltering with (especially at bars), Good hand hygiene practice, and to protect your life and the lives of others, don’t go on any of these 35 places you’re most likely to catch COVID.