Dr. Anthony Fauci, a leading infectious disease expert in the United States, issued a terrible warning to those Americans who are not currently vaccinated. These Americans are Delta variants of the virus. Coronavirus 2019 All over the U.S.
In the interview Judy Woodruff of PBS On Tuesday night, Fauci warned that the Delta variant is a “game changer” for unvaccinated Americans, and it could cause a “small surge” in parts of the country where there are large numbers of unvaccinated COVID-19 The population of vaccines.
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Fauci told Woodruff, “This is right People who have not been vaccinatedTherefore, if there is the clarion call for people to get vaccinated, you can protect yourself from the virus, which is more capable of spreading from person to person and may make you sicker. “
He continued: “This is the problem. You don’t want to see two Americas, one is well protected because the vaccine is effective, and then there are these small surges in certain areas of the country, which is really very frustrating. People are disturbed and dangerous.”
Fauci insists that about 50% of the adult population is fully vaccinated, and 66-67% of the adult population has at least one dose of the vaccine. Coronavirus disease vaccine, “As a country, we are doing very well.”
He said: “This is good news. If you get the vaccine, in general, you are doing well.”
But the Delta variant has caused serious concern because it currently accounts for 20% of COVID cases in the United States, Fauci previously told NBC Finance Channel.
He told Woodruff: “It is obviously easier to spread through multiple transmissions, several times more.” He added that compared with other variants of the virus, if you are infected with the Delta variant, you are also more likely to be hospitalized.
“In some countries, the Delta variant has become very dominant. It has put other existing variants aside. This will happen in our country, the United States, in those unvaccinated areas,” he told Woodruff .
“Moreover, this is why we say that we are dealing with things that must be taken very seriously. This is really polarization. If you are vaccinated, your health is pretty good, in fact, your health is very good. If you Without vaccinations, you are at great risk.”
But Fauci made it clear that no vaccine is 100%. He said: “We know that even if it is a good vaccine, the vaccine we really know can protect about 88% of people from symptomatic infections, and more than 90% of them People are protected from serious infections.”
However, Fauci implored Americans to be vaccinated against COVID, and told Woodruff in an interview, “For the safety of yourself, your family, and your shared responsibility to eradicate this virus, when you get the vast majority of the population vaccinated .”
He added: “So, I strongly encourage those who are hesitant to vaccinate to get vaccinated.”