Despite the decreasing rate of COVID-19 cases across the country due to the efforts of health leaders, unvaccinated Americans could potentially incur another surge of COVID-19 infections. President Biden’s chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci said millions of unvaccinated Americans pose a huge threat for the fifth COVID-19 wave, Deccan Herald reported.
The Unvaccinated Could Cause Another Wave
Dr. Anthony Fauci, US infectious disease expert in an interview with Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday said, the problem lies within approximately 66 million people who are eligible for federal vaccination are left unvaccinated. The vaccination rate will determine the extent to which the possibility of another surge either continues to slide down the slope or increase to its peak. If vaccination fails, there’s always the risk of enough virus circulating to instigate another wave.
Dr. Anthony Fauci Urged Vaccination
Dr. Anthony Fauci is urging people to be vaccinated once more, saying it’s the greatest way to protect themselves, others and to avoid a new outbreak from the virus. Fauci noted that a resurgence of COVID-19 cases might be avoided, stating that the more individuals are to be vaccinated, the less likely there would be another rise when the pandemic enters its wintertime, The Hill news reported. As reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 77 percent of adults in the United States aged 12 and older have been at least partially vaccinated, with 67 percent having been fully vaccinated.
Dr. Fauci also offered some holiday advice, stating that individuals who have had their vaccinations should take advantage of the time to spend with family and friends. Those who are unvaccinated, on the other hand, should receive the vaccine or follow CDC recommendations, which include wearing a mask during indoor celebrations.
President Biden praised the United States’ recent progress, remarking on Thursday that hospitalizations were down 38% and COVID-19 cases were down 47% in the last six weeks. He did caution, nonetheless, that the country was in a “critical phase” and urged individuals who were qualified for the vaccine but had not yet had it to get it.