Dr Anthony Fauci: COVID cases unacceptably high in the US

White House adviser Dr Anthony Fauci on Wednesday claimed that COVID cases are ‘unacceptably high’ in the United States. The US is witnessing nearly 40,000 cases per day, but it is important to bring down the number below 10,000, Fauci said in an interview with MSNBC.

Dr Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, also said that public behavior over the Labor day weekend would determine how the virus spreads in the US during the coming colder months. He also exclaimed that he has a great deal of faith in his citizens, and urged all Americans to wear masks, follow social distancing norms, wash their hands while celebrating the weekend holidays. He also warned that it is very necessary to avoid another surge in active cases, as witnessed after the memorial day celebration on July 4.

Us officials apprehend that the pandemic could turn worse as temperatures start dipping down, and people spend more time indoors. Heath officials repeatedly warned that the US is going to battle two viruses circulating over the winter months because coronavirus outbreak runs into flu virus. Despite health officials’ claim that corona would abate during the summer months and that has not happened.

Fauci, in an interview with KHN on Tuesday, also explained that he is very optimistic about a ‘safe and effective vaccine’ by the end of 2020 or early 2021. His optimism is further justified by the overwhelmingly positive results of the clinical trials. A number of sars-Cov2 vaccines are currently in the phase 3 trials. The data is so right and accurate that it can be called ‘safe and effective.’ He also added that the Data Safety and Monitoring Board is keeping a close eye in this regard and can end trails owing to any negative outcomes.
On ‘Good Morning America,’ the leading epidemiologist unequivocally said that 180,000 people in America have died of COVID. He also debunked Trump’s online theory that says only 9,000 people have died of COVID. Although a certain percentage of them die out of co-morbidity like hypertension, diabetes, they had COVID as well. So. US COVID fatalities are +180,000.

Dr Anthony, on Wednesday, also said that any Coronavirus vaccine would not be mandatory for the general public. However, states can make it mandatory for some groups like health workers, staff, other frontline workers, and children. He also added that making the vaccine compulsory would cause anti-vaccine sentiment across the country.