White House Chief Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci has warned that things will only get worse and that the United States will likely see more pain and suffering as the delta variant leads to an increase in COVID-19 cases.
Fauci said, in an interview: “I don’t think we’ll see lockdowns. I think we have enough percentage of people in the country who have been vaccinated. Really not enough to squash the outbreak. But I think it’s enough to not let us get into the situation we were in.” in it last winter.”
However, Fauci is concerned about how quickly the seven-day average of new cases will rise, noting that about 100 million people in the United States who are eligible for vaccination have not yet been immunized.
“We are witnessing an outbreak of the disease among the unvaccinated,” the White House doctor said during his interview, repeating the assessment that health experts and lawmakers have often stated regarding the recent increase.
He stressed that despite the emergence of outbreaks among vaccinated individuals, they are expected to occur, as there is no vaccine that is 100 percent effective.
“We’re not looking, I think, to shut down, but we’re looking at some pain and suffering in the future because we’re seeing a surge in cases,” he added.