Leading American expert on infectious diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci it was revealed on Sunday that vaccinated Americans may have to start wearing masks again, given the growth in the country delta A variant of Covid cases.
Dr. Fauci also said that he is “very disappointed” that unvaccinated Americans are leading the country in what he called “the wrong direction” and that they could be the reason the Biden administration is reinstating the full mask mandate.
IN the White houseRussia’s chief medical adviser said the unvaccinated Americans had put the country in an “unnecessary predicament.”
Dr. Fauci told CNN on the state of affairs hosted by Jake Tupper and Dana Bash that the increase in Delta use in America “is mainly aimed at unvaccinated Americans.”
In May, US President Joe Biden said he is committed to ensuring that at least 70 percent of Americans have received at least one dose of the Covid vaccine by July 4. Nearly 163 million people have been vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is 49 percent of the US population eligible for vaccination.
Talking about the possibility of changing the rules for the use of masks, Dr. Fauci also noted that some local jurisdictions, such as Los Angeles County, have already asked residents to wear masks in closed public places.
Dr. Fauci said, “This is a problem mostly among the unvaccinated, so we practically beg the unvaccinated people to come out and get vaccinated.”
He also said that health authorities are “looking at early evidence to recommend that vaccinated people get boosted.”
He added that “some of the most vulnerable – for example, organ transplant patients and cancer patients, are likely to be recommended for repeated injections.” He said: “Those who are transplant patients, cancer chemotherapy, autoimmune diseases, who are on immunosuppressive regimens, these are the people who, if there is a third revaccination that can occur, will be among the first vulnerable. “
Praising Governors Asu Hutchinson of Arkansas and Ron DeSantis of Florida, he said he would like more leaders to talk about vaccinations. He also praised Louisiana’s Steve Scaliz for encouraging people to take pictures. All three are Republicans.
Dr. Fauci said, “I would really like to see more and more leaders in non-vaccine areas come out and speak up and encourage people to get vaccinated.”