“We have an estimated 60 million people in this country eligible to be vaccinated and have not yet been vaccinated,” said Anthony Fauci, Biden Administration’s top advisor for pandemic response J. Scott Applewhite – Reuters
Time is running out for the United States to avoid a “dangerous” wave of infections that can hit the Christmas period. The warning came on Sunday from the top adviser to the US Administration for the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, recalled that there are “about 60 million people eligible to be vaccinated and that have not yet been vaccinated”.
“We still have about 60 million people in this country eligible to be vaccinated and who have not yet been vaccinated, and the results in the dynamics of the virus in the community, which is not only dangerous and makes unvaccinated people vulnerable, but also affects vaccinated people ”, warned the physician Anthony Fauci on the State of the Union program, on the North American CNN.
“We have a lot of viruses circulating. We cannot turn a blind eye to the data and the data shows that cases are starting to rise, which is not unexpected as we enter winter. People are starting to stay at home more and we know that immunity is lost over time”, emphasized the specialist.
The US Federal Transportation Safety Administration estimates that the number of people traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday is approaching pre-pandemic levels.
“The question is, get vaccinated, if you are not vaccinated, and strengthen yourself if you are already vaccinated. Since we can vaccinate children from five to 11 years old, we have started to vaccinate them now, they will be fully vaccinated when we get to Christmas”, he added.
For the first time in several weeks, cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection in the United States are approaching 100,000 a day. Experts fear that the Thanksgiving holiday, which moves tens of millions of Americans every year, who travel to get together with family or friends, will give way to a new wave of the pandemic.
On the American station ABC, Anthony Fauci was cautious about the possibility of administering an annual booster of the Covid-19 vaccine.
“We’re hoping – and this is something we’re looking at very carefully – that the third dose of mRNA will not only significantly strengthen, but increase durability, so that it’s not needed every six months, or a year,” he estimated.
“We are hopeful that this will happen. If this is not the case and the data show that we need [vaccines] more frequently, then we will.
Source: with agencies