Dr Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert, said lockdowns are unlikely despite the increase in COVID-19 cases, but things will get worse with the spread of the Delta variant.
Leading national infectious disease expert has pointed out that this is an ‘epidemic of the unvaccinated’ and that this group is much more vulnerable to the capture of COVID-19 and its worrisome variants than those who are vaccinated .
“I don’t think we’re going to see any blockages,” Fauci said on ABC. This week on Sunday. “I think we have enough of the percentage of people in the country – not enough to crush the epidemic – but I believe enough to not allow us to find ourselves in the situation we were in last winter.”
However, Fauci added that just because lockdowns were unlikely doesn’t mean the United States has come out of the woods with the Delta variant just yet.
“Things will get worse” as the Delta strain spreads, Fauci said. “We are seeing the cases increase, which is why we keep saying that the solution to this is to get the vaccine and it would not happen.”
Fauci also said that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) new guidelines on indoor masking have much more to do with “transmitting” the disease to vulnerable populations than protecting healthy people and vaccinated against rare and mild infections.
Some experts even recommend switching to N95 masks to help protect against the Delta variant.
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