Fauci: US ‘turning corner’ on newest COVID wave however warns extra surges potential


Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday stated the US is “turning the corner” within the newest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic — however warned that case numbers may begin climbing once more if extra folks don’t get vaccinated.

“We certainly are turning the corner on this particular surge,” the White House’s chief medical adviser said on ABC’s “This Week.”

“But we have experienced over now close to 20 months of surges that go up and then come down and then go back up again. The way to keep it down, to make that turnaround continue to go down, is to do what we mentioned: Get people vaccinated.”

Fauci, who’s the nation’s prime infectious illness knowledgeable, stated unvaccinated Americans are holding the nation within the “danger zone.”

“When you have 70 million people in the country who are eligible to be vaccinated who are not yet vaccinated, that’s the danger zone right there,” he stated. “So it’s within our capability to make sure that that turnaround that we’re seeing — that very favorable and optimistic turnaround — continues to go down and doesn’t do what we’ve seen multiple times before, where it goes down and then it comes back up.”

Fauci stated it was “very painful” to replicate on the greater than 700,000 Americans who’ve died from the virus.

According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the people who are unvaccinated against the COVID-19 virus are the ones who are causing the surge of cases in the US.
According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the people who find themselves unvaccinated in opposition to the COVID-19 virus are those who’re inflicting the surge of instances within the US.
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As of October 1, 2021 more than 700,000 people have died from the virus even after the COVID-19 vaccine was made widely available.
As of October 1, 2021 greater than 700,000 folks have died from the virus even after the COVID-19 vaccine was made extensively obtainable.
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“Many of those deaths were unavoidable, but many, many … were avoidable and will in the future be avoidable,” Fauci stated in a separate interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“The quantity itself is staggering. … But hopefully, that may then spur us to comprehend that we do have interventions within the type of a vaccine to stop an infection to stop extreme illness to stop loss of life.

“So, when you see a [fatality] number like this, I would hope people will say well, ‘We have a tool to not let that get any worse, let’s utilize it.’”