The main person in charge of the fight against the coronavirus in the United States, Anthony Fauci, has warned this Sunday that the country is going in the “wrong direction” to counteract the ravages of the new wave of COVID-19 that has spread with the arrival of the delta variant and the reluctance of many Americans to receive the vaccine.
«It is really a pandemic between the unvaccinated, so it is a problem predominantly among them, that is the reason why we are there, practically begging unvaccinated people to go out and get vaccinated, “Fauci explained during an interview for CNN.
Asked about the possibility that the United States could return to record spikes of up to 4,000 daily deaths Due to the coronavirus, Fauci has warned that if these figures are reached, the greatest harmed would be people who have not been vaccinated, approximately half the population. I’m not sure if this would be the worst case scenario, but it’s not going to be good. We are going in the wrong direction, “he said.
According to the data of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Thirty states have yet to supply the two doses of the vaccine to half of their residents. Nor has Fauci ruled out the possibility of give a third dose of the vaccine, mainly for people at risk, since the increasing increase in reinfecciones in those who had achieved the full pattern ‘it could lead us in that direction’ so ‘it will probably happen’.
At the same time, Fauci has also defended the decision of some local authorities, such as those of Los Angeles County, California, to enact the mandatory use of the mask in closed spaces for those who have received both doses of the vaccine and ensures that guidelines of this type “are not incompatible” with those of the CDC as they respond to a question of “prudence.”
This week, the CDC director, Rochelle Walensky, again emphasized that it is not necessary for vaccinated people to use the mask, although he acknowledged that doing so has “some advantages.”
Last week the United States posted their worst numbers in three months, with an increase in weekly cases four times greater than the previous month, especially due to the delta variant, responsible for most of the new infections, registered especially in those states with lower vaccination rates.