Anthony Fauci – Covid19 cases may double in the U.S.
US top coronavirus adviser Dr Anthony Fauci on Wednesday (local time) said that Covid-19 cases may double as variant worse than Delta could be coming.
“If America’s current COVID-19 surge continues unabated into the fall and winter, the country will likely face an even more deadly strain of the virus that could evade the current coronavirus vaccines, Fauci told McClatchy, reported Axios. His comments underscore the importance of acting quickly to vaccinate the tens of millions of Americans who have not been inoculated against the virus.
The Covid19 cases driven by the delta variant are rising in a very steep fashion across the United States and the country could be in trouble entering the fall unless a large portion of unvaccinated Americans decide to get the shots, said Fauci.
‘What we’re seeing, because of this transmissibility, and because we have about 93 million people in this country are eligible to get vaccinated who don’t get vaccinated – that you have a significant pool of vulnerable people,” said Fauci.
“Remember, just a couple of months ago, we were having about 10,000 cases a day,” he said. “I think you’re likely going to wind up somewhere between 100,000 and 200,000 cases.”
The Biden administration has referred to the current outbreak as a “pandemic of the unvaccinated,” as the vast majority of people hospitalised with COVID-19 have not taken the shots.
Fauci is hopeful that full approval of Pfizer and Moderna’s two-dose vaccines by the Food and Drug Administration, expected in a matter of weeks, will lead to a “bump” in vaccination rates.