We know it felt like a long marathon, our struggle against coronavirus. But now is exactly the wrong time to let your guard down. Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are rising, and vaccinations aren’t going up fast enough. That’s why dr. Anthony Faucic, the chief medical adviser to the president and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is sounding the alarm: All this “pain and suffering” is “completely preventable,” he said. Read on for five essential points that could save your life, including his big caveat, which he shared with Martha Raddatz on This week today – and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss this one Certain Signs You Have “Long” COVID and May Not Even Know It.
dr. Fauci warned the “numbers are very alarming”
The number of cases now equals or exceeds the January increase; remember that? “We can’t let COVID fatigue get us down,” said Dr. Fauci vs Raddatz. “We are still in a situation where we can do a lot about it. We now have about 80 million people in this country who are eligible for vaccination and who have not yet been vaccinated. We need to get those people vaccinated. We have a very effective and safe tool to really get those numbers down. Those are numbers that are really quite shocking. We’re still in an upswing. The numbers are very, very alarming, but we can do something about it. If it’s a situation where we had no recourse or tools, you could see how frustrating it would be, but it’s even more frustrating when you have the situation where we have a vaccine that is very effective, very safe, accessible, free and it works. those people who aren’t vaccinated really get into that group.”
dr. Fauci Explains Whether School Children Are Hit “Harder” By Delta
“All these kids are going to school and the admissions to the children’s hospital are at the peak of the pandemic,” Raddatz said. “Did the Delta variant just hit them harder than we expected what’s going on?” “Well, what we’re seeing is that this variant is highly transmissible,” Fauci said. “The ability to transmit from person to person is much, much greater and more efficient than the earlier variants, affecting both adults and children. So you’re going to see more children infected and quantitatively, as more children are infected, you’ll see more children infected.” unfortunately more children are being hospitalized and that is what we are seeing we see that we need to reduce the spread of the community you can protect children who cannot be vaccinated because of their age yet we can protect them by surrounding them with a community of people who have been vaccinated. That’s how you protect children. And you do it, too, by meeting CDC guidelines on masking, especially masking in school. Even though you have vaccinated teachers in vaccinated staff, you want that extra level of protection because that’s the way we can protect them.”
dr. Fauci said here’s the latest on vaccines for people under 12
“At this point, the data has been collected and we should have enough data by late September, mid-to-late September, early October so that that data can then be submitted to the FDA to investigate whether there is a benefit-to-risk ratio. safety and effectiveness,” Fauci said. “So at least they’ll be able to look at the data when we get to the middle and end of September. Hopefully we’ll act quickly, depending on the data and their assessment of the risk-benefit ratio.”
dr. Fauci Said Boosters are still recommended 8 months after your first injection
Fauci and the CDC announced that you should get your booster shot after 8 months. President Joe Biden confused things by mentioning 5 months. For now, “Which we’re still sticking to the eight months. But as we said, even in the original statement that came out, we’re going to have to follow the FDA’s standard way of looking at the data and then the immunization practices advisory committee. So while we’re keeping it at eight, we’re staying flexible that if the data tells us otherwise, we’ll adjust accordingly. But for now, we’ll stick to eight,” Fauci said.
How to stay safe there
Follow Fauci’s founding principles and help end this pandemic wherever you live – get vaccinated ASAP; if you live in an area with a low vaccination coverage, wear an N95 face mask, don’t travel, social distancing, avoid crowds, don’t go in with people you don’t hide with (especially in bars), practice good hand hygiene, and to protect your life and that of others, don’t visit any of these 35 places you are most likely to get COVID.