Anthony Fauci warned Sunday that more “pain and suffering” is on the horizon as COVID-19 cases climb again and officials plead with unvaccinated Americans to get their shots.
Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, also said he doesn’t foresee additional lockdowns in the U.S. because he believes enough people are vaccinated to avoid a recurrence of last winter. However, he said not enough are inoculated to “crush the outbreak” at this point.
Fauci’s warning comes days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed course to recommend that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the delta variant is fueling infection surges. With the switch, federal health officials have cited studies showing vaccinated people can spread the virus to others.
Most new infections in the U.S. continue to be among unvaccinated people. So-called breakthrough infections can occur in vaccinated people, and though the vast majority of those cause mild or no symptoms, the research shows they can carry about the same amount of the coronavirus as those who did not get the shots.
“So we’re looking, not, I believe, to lockdown, but we’re looking to some pain and suffering in the future because we’re seeing the cases go up, which is the reason why we keep saying over and over again, the solution to this is get vaccinated and this would not be happening,” Fauci said on ABC’s “This Week.”
According to data through July 30 from Johns Hopkins University, the seven-day rolling average for daily new cases in the U.S. rose from 30,887 on July 16 to 77,827 on July 30. The seven-day rolling average for the country’s daily new deaths rose over the same period from 253 on July 16 to 358 on July 30, though death reports generally lag weeks after infections and even longer after hospitalizations.
Currently, 58% of Americans 12 years and older are fully vaccinated, according to the CDC’s data tracker.
However, people are “getting the message” and more are rolling up their sleeves amid the threat of the delta variant, according to the director of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Francis Collins said on CNN’s “State of the Union” that vaccinations are up 56% in the U.S. in the last two weeks.
Louisiana, which has the most new cases per capita among states in the past 14 days, has seen vaccinations up threefold over that period, Collins said.
“That’s what desperately needs to happen if we are going to get this delta variant put back in its place, because right now it’s having a pretty big party in the middle of the country,” Collins said.
Collins also said that even with the prevalence of the delta variant, the shots are working “extremely well” and reduce a person’s risk of serious illness and hospitalization “25-fold.” The guidance for vaccinated people to start wearing masks indoors again in certain places with worsening outbreaks, he said, is mostly meant to protect unvaccinated and immunocompromised people.
…many people have resisted the call to wear masks, saying they have a right to choose whether to wear one.
“I respectfully disagree with them,” Fauci said on ABC’s “This Week.” “There are things that are individual responsibilities that one has, and there are things that have to do with you individually which also impact others, and the spread of infection that we’re seeing now … is impacting everyone in the country.” – Quote in video above.
The CDC has also recommended indoor mask-wearing for all teachers, staff, students and visitors at schools nationwide, regardless of vaccination status.
Associated Press writer Hope Yen contributed to this report.
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Fauci, your COVID predictions are just like the ones the climate change crowd put out—dire prediction dates come and go and they are a non-event. You are basing your allegation upon a mere possibility—and what you are blaming it on may have absolutely nothing to do with it.
Why blame the unvaccinated? Why are they the villains all of a sudden? The truth is, anybody who doesn’t comply with whatever the current mandates are, is being inconsiderate of other people. People can still get the virus after being vaccinated, so from that group, who do you blame? And what about the people who have died from taking the vaccine—and the size of that number is not the point—it is the fact that they followed the “expert” advice and paid the ultimate price for doing so. Had they not taken the vaccine, m they may still be living.
If you really want someone to blame, go to China and have a word with Mr Ping.
Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert????? Only in the dreams of the Liberal manipulating media. At 4’1” the only thing he is qualified to stand tall on top of is a gay wedding cake. Get ready for the second act of the Fauci Fear mongering Pandemic political opera of election stealing where the Fat Lady never sings to end it, because all the fat cardiac case ladies have died of COVID. Whenever he goes on face the nation, he wears his two masks to cover his two-faced lies.
As i predicted last year, YOU CAN BET THEY WILL Stoke this for as long as WE THE PEOPLE keep letting them get away with it…. BECAUSE WE know the spineless GOP won’t do a damn thing.. just like the cowards in the media..
No one needs a ” Crystal Ball or the majic ability to read the tea leaves to know almost for sure that with all these hors of illegal immigrants flooding across oue countries open borddrs already having tested positive for having the Covin virus that many new cases of people coming down with the virus will occur in this country without a doubt, and no Crystall pr special Skill is required to know this will happen to the American citizens all around the different states where these illegal immigrants end up living there.
Liberty. WHAT GETS ME is if I WILLINGLY and knowingly spread, say AIDS to others (via having unprotected sex) i may get CRIMINALLY CHARGED with attempted murder on them.
BUT WHEN THE GOVT WILLINGLY SPREADS pandemic level viruses like this, THROUGH OUT OUR nation, and do so, often WITHOUT EVEN TELLING THE FOLKS WHO LIVE THERE “Hey we are releasing infected people into your midst”, they seem to be ABOVE Any such charges.
I believe the unvaccinated are to blame. That is,the ones coming across the southern border. The ones BIDEN invited.
I WOULD love to see figures, showing JUST HOW MANY Of those diseased illegals, got sent to WHAT STATES, and WHICH OF those states are now ‘seeing massive spikes in infections”.
BUT i highly doubt they exist.
Don’t mention CHINA to ” The GREAT DR Full of ” he gets nervous when he hears that. Does not want to be connected to the Wuhan Lab . Tax payer money to to lab, he knows NOTHING about that.
HOw did man ever survive all these thousands of years without vaccines and Fauci?
THEY Have to blame us, because WE DIDN’T buy into his lies…
Dr. Fauci, how did you “impact others”, when you funded gain of function research in the Wuhan Lab, which ended up killing millions all over the world and which shut down economies all over the world?
If America is the Pandemic infected ship of state, Fauci is one of the rats that carried it into America on board, brought back from a personal fundraising junket in China.
THAT ON its own should see him CHARGED and convicted for one count of manslaughter, FOR EVERY PERSON Covid killed…
BUT i highly doubt he will EVER be punished.. At least in this world.
I’m an expert!!!! Try Ivermectin OR Hydroxychloroquine.
For what? A virus no one can find?
What is with this nation and their drugs?
Yeesh…they got a drug for everything, even phony viruses!
IMO ITS because for decades, we’ve literally been bashed with adverts for all sorts of drugs, ALONG WITH A MEDICAL community that’s too SWIFT to prescribe drugs to folks, that we as a nation have become almost ADDICTED to them..
This is the same guy that said deep kissing was going to cause the spread of AIDS…
What is this Morons mug still doing on the TV screen? How do you know Fauchi is lying? Look to see if his mouth is open.
My fear is that they target the ones who are refusing the vaccine for covert biological warfare attack… And, then blame the outcome on what happens for not getting vaccinated. Yes… that’s how much I trust this present administration…
I am shocked, they’ve not taken to having ‘troops’ go door to door, and FORCING folks to get vaccinated….
This FAKE , FRAUD , DISHONEST Dwarf needs to Go see a MENTAL ILLNESS Doctor. He doesn’t know what the___l he is doing.
Plain and simple…Fauci is full of . He is a paid hack trying to create more fear. He is making a fortune off this crappola…as is Bill Gates and a host of miscreants wanting to ruin America. They should be tried for treason and then put down.
Fauci is a hack, a fraud, a gubment sycophant. He’s a good boy and says what he is told to say. Regarding the unvaccinated, they play no more of a role in spreading the “disease” than the vaccinated. The vaccine does NOT lower your ability to acquire and transmit the virus. NFW. It advertised to simply reduce the likelihood of getting infected. This whole “show, process” is about suppressing, repressing, and controlling the whole citizenry. It’s about big, bigger, biggest gubment.
Alternate headline – Republicans Predict More Pain and Suffering Ahead If You Blue State Nitwits Don’t Start Voting Right! 😉
Fraudster Fauci has nothing to gain by acknowledging the obvious truth.
His scheme to enrich himself at no risk to himself, for the New World Orders bidding, has failed.
All he can do at this point is talk himself deeper and deeper into the Medical Crimes against Humanity trial verdict.
A true irony would be seeing him spared the rope, to receive instead a special injection for him.
I really wish all these traitors, got the rope.. AND got it, very swiftly and publicly!
Adjoining cells at Gitmo with Gates and other crimes to humanity committers.
If Fauci cared, he would not break his Hippocratic oath every day by pushing experimental vaccines. He would educate people on how to prevent the virus with natural means and cure it with the same, plus other cures used successfully elsewhere on this planet. He is a false prophet/dictator who works for the fda, et al.
I doubt he ever SWORE an oath, he’s NOT BROKEN..
Well, ginning up the variant fearmongering had to happen because phoney Fauci wasn’t getting enough attention after the mask mandates were dropped. But in the mean time he was getting ready for his second debut. Have you noticed the face work he’s had??? Nice face peel, new hair grooming, ditched the glasses for much of the time. What a peacock that’s had such fun ruining our lives. How long are we going to put up with it?
AND one wonders, WHEN DID He get his facial surgery???
The real people to blame are sick evil trash like Fauci who helped create this virus. From what I’ve read he and some of his cronies had a hand in this along with the Commies.
I’ve heard a rumor, that some group or other, has filed a lawsuit with the world court, to SUE china for damages cause of covid.. IF TRUE, i’d LOVE TO SEE them win the case..
I do believe Fauci is right…there will be more pain and suffering. Where he is lying is that it will be among the unvaccinated. More and more vaccinated people are getting sick, some seriously sick and dying. They need to make a big push to get those who are holding out on getting the jab to get it. Once the deaths really start kicking in no one is going to get it.
IMO He is the one who WANTS TO cause all the pain and suffering… TO PLACATE HIS MASTER, Satan!