The U.S. is among 107,000 new infections every day, according to Johns Hopkins University – from less than 150 last month. Hospital costs and deaths have also dropped.
But Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told ABC’s “This Sunday” that over about 20 months of the epidemic, Covid surges had only just recurred to recur.
“The way to slow it down, to keep this change going, is … to get people vaccinated. When you have about 70 million people in the country who deserve to be vaccinated before they are vaccinated, that’s the danger zone there,” Fauci said.
“We just have to focus on continuing to drop these numbers, and not try to jump ahead with weeks or months and say what we will do at another time,” he said. “Let’s look like a laser in continuing to make these events go down, and we can do it with people who are being vaccinated.”
“Attending gatherings to celebrate events and holidays increases your chances of earning and distributing Covid-19. The safest way to celebrate is, with people you live with, or out and about six feet away from others,” he said.
The ICDC guidelines also encourage people to slow down until they are fully vaccinated.
Thus, 15 countries should not vaccinate more than half the population, according to CDC data: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, West. Virginia and Wyoming.
Power stimulates healing and resistance
In New York City, a teachers’ strike went into effect Friday afternoon, and New York City Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter told CNN she did not expect permission to cause a shortage of teachers on Monday, seeing 93% of the city’s teachers fired.
“We have a lot of vaccines that have not been vaccinated, our teachers and administrators have been working with our teachers to plan programs to ensure that our students get an education and continue to get the education they deserve on their own,” Porter said.
Porter has pushed back comments from some teachers who say they are being unfairly pressured to vaccinate instead of being given the opportunity to try.
“We have a responsibility for over a million students and we have primary school students who are not eligible for vaccination and therefore we must do everything we can to wrap the immune system around our children and protect them,” Porter said.
On CBS Sunday, Drs. Scott Gottlieb, a former Commissioner for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has warned against political vaccines in the US.
Gottlieb said vaccination has always been seen as a cohesive process rather than a personal one. “That’s why we have a child protection program at an early age, because your behavior – which affects your decision about prevention – affects your community,” he said.
Gottlieb said there could be an effect of injecting into a political issue.
“I’m worried that, going forward, we will see vaccines go down as this will increase the level of political football, and we will see people – in fact, governors fighting vaccines and vaccines – in the next presidency. in this section we are in, “he said.
Promising pills do not have to control healing
President Joe Biden noted the worst poisoning in a statement on Saturday, and noted the virus, saying, “Hundreds of thousands of families have been rescued from the unbearable losses that so many Americans endured during the epidemic.”
Merck said it would seek immediate approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its molupupusvir drug “as soon as possible.” If approved, it would be the first oral anti-Covid-19 drug.
The news was praised by health experts who also warned not to replace vaccines.
“It’s not fair to be infected,” Fauci told CNN’s Dana Bash Sunday.
“It reduced the risk – this pill did – of hospital mortality by 50 percent. Do you know how to reduce the risk by 100%? Don’t get infected in the first place,” he said.
As for those who rely on the old virus to protect it from getting Covid-19 again, a new study published Friday in the journal The Lancet Microbe, suggests that preservation may be short-lived.
“Reinfection can logically take place in three months or less,” Jeffrey Townsend, a professor of biostatistics at Yale School of Public Health and lead author of the study, said in a press release. “Therefore, those who are infected naturally should be vaccinated. Early infection may provide short-term protection from subsequent infections.”
Vaccines for children nearby
Parents expecting to vaccinate their children received the good news last week, Pfizer announced Tuesday that it had sent Covid-19 protection data on children aged 5 to 11 to the DAA for initial testing.
The company has not yet sought approval for emergency use, but on Friday, the FDA announced vaccine instructors will meet on October 26 to discuss the data.
The Pfizer / BioNTech drug is currently approved for people ages 16 and up in the US, and is licensed for emergency use for people ages 12 to 15.
On Sunday, Fauci warned that while a child may have a lower chance of having a serious reaction to a Covid-19 case, it is not a “benign situation.”
“We see, obviously, if you go to the children’s hospitals, that even though this risk is lower than the average, there are children in hospitals who are very sick,” he told CNN “State of the Union.”
There is also a long-term Covid risk, in which some survivors, including children, suffer symptoms that last for months after infection, he said.
“You want to protect your child, but you also want to make the child part of the solution, especially so that there is no spread of the virus, whether within your family or other vulnerable people,” Fauci said, adding that “it’s very good, it’s a good thing for their children to be vaccinated. inject. “
CNN’s Mallory Simon provided for this report.