Dr. Anthony Fauci is once again warning that more “pain and suffering” is in America’s future as a new variant of COVID-19 continues to climb.
The bad news from Fauci — an immunologist and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases who served on former President Trump’s White House Coronavirus Task Force and is now President Biden’s chief medical adviser on COVID-19 — came just days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised its guidance to tell Americans in much of the U.S. to re-mask.
“Are we headed towards a period once again where we’re going to see lockdowns, businesses shutting down, masks routine for everybody, or is this potentially just a temporary setback?” ABC News correspondent Jon Karl asked Fauci on “This Week” on Sunday.
“Jon, I don’t think we’re going to see lockdowns,” Fauci said. “I think we have enough of the percentage of people in the country — not enough to crush the outbreak — but I believe enough to allow us to not get into the situation we were in last winter. But things are going to get worse. If you look at the acceleration of the number of cases, the seven-day average has gone up substantially.”
“We’re looking to some pain and suffering in the future because we’re seeing the cases go up, which is the reason why we keep saying over and over again, the solution to this is get vaccinated and this would not be happening,” Fauci said.
Fauci also said, “we are seeing an outbreak of the unvaccinated.”
The top U.S. immunologist’s comments came a week after he said Americans with underlying health issues might need to take a coronavirus booster, at some point in the future, to be protected against new variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. – READ MORE