The End of the Pandemic? What Does Fauci Think?

The End of the Pandemic? What Does Fauci Think?

Fauci spoke about the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. What did he say? Keep reading this article to find out all the details. Read on!

Fauci spoke about the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. What did he say? Keep reading this article to find out all the details. Read on!

With more than 75 million eligible Americans still unvaccinated, hospitals in many states overwhelmed, and fears that cases could spike even further in the fall, experts and officials are fighting to curb the covid-19 pandemic in the United States.

With more than 75 million eligible Americans still unvaccinated, hospitals in many states overwhelmed

"The only thing we know for sure ... 160,000 cases a day is not where we want to be," the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Thursday. "Unfortunately, that's where we are now."

Speaking with Axios, Fauci said that suppressing the virus is the "end" of the pandemic. Ideally, the United States would get cases as low as possible, but a reasonable goal would be to get to less than 10,000 a day, he said.

In mid-June, before the increase in cases driven by the more transmissible delta variant, the United States reached a seven-day average of about 11,000 new cases per day, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

In mid-June, before the increase in cases driven by the more transmissible delta variant, the United States reached a seven-day average of about 11,000 new cases per day

President Joe Biden outlined a plan that imposes stringent new vaccine rules on federal workers, large employers and healthcare personnel - requirements that could apply to up to 100 million Americans.

"We have been patient, but our patience is wearing thin, and his refusal has cost us all," Biden said, with a hardened tone toward Americans who still refuse to receive a vaccine despite ample evidence of its safety and the full approval of one - that of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 - by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Center for Vaccine Education at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, said that Biden's announcement was an important step and that it "pointed out what the problem is right now in this country."

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