Fauci says unvaccinated create danger of fifth COVID-19 wave

Source: The Hill | October 17, 2021 | Caroline Vakil

President Biden’s chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci said on Sunday that unvaccinated Americans could pose a threat to the country’s progress on the COVID-19 pandemic, potentially incurring a fifth wave of COVID-19 infections.

“The problem is, as we all know, we still have approximately 66 million people who are eligible to be vaccinated who are not vaccinated. The degree to which we continue to come down in that slope will depend on how well we do about getting more people vaccinated,” Fauci told “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace.

“If we don’t do very well in that regard, there’s always the danger that there’ll be enough circulating virus that you can have a stalling of the diminishing of the number of cases and when that happens, as we’ve seen in the past with other waves that we’ve been through, there’s the danger of resurgence,” Fauci said.

Fauci explained however that a resurgence of another wave of COVID-19 cases was preventable, saying that the more people get vaccinated, the less likely there will be another surge going into another winter during the pandemic.


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