‘We don’t want to be complacent’

Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Monday that Kovid-19 cases and hospitalizations in most of the country are unlikely to be attributed to vaccines, meaning people should be as vigilant as possible.

On NBC’s “Today,” Fauci said, “I don’t think the dynamics we’re seeing are significantly affected, yet – it will be soon – but yet by the vaccine.”

The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the chief medical adviser to the president said the drop was more likely to occur as cases naturally affected after the spike after the holiday season.

“We don’t want to get complacent and think … ‘Oh things are going in the right direction, we can pull back a little bit because we have a variant running from the country to the UK right now in over 20 states.’ “Fauci said, indicating that the version is more easily transmitted from person to person.

Fauci also said that, while not officially, preliminary data shows the UK version to be more lethal. “I am very confident that there is a degree of increase in the severity of the actual infection,” he said.

Vaccines should however be effective against UK stress and a new South African strain. But scientists are ready and “already taking steps” to upgrade the vaccine “things are continuing to develop,” Fauci said.

The recently announced travel ban has barred most non-US citizens from entering if they have recently been in South Africa that President Joe Biden plans to sign on Monday, “being very prudent,” Fauci said. said. He said that anyone coming into the country would have to test a Kovid-19 before going to the US and a person who would be extinguishing on their arrival.

When asked about the method of “double-masking”, Fauci encouraged it. “You put in another layer, it just makes common sense that it would be more effective,” he said.

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