“Well, the fact that we have vaccines right now, Chuck, is really a game-changer,” Fauci told the host. Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddSanders hits James Carville: “I don’t think he’s very relevant to what’s going on in Congress right now” Portman: Pre-K, community college isn’t “generally” a Yellen government responsibility: The “safest” thing to do is make sure the infrastructure plan is paid for MORE on NBC’s “Meet the Press”. “I mean, if we achieve, what we’ll do, the goals that the president has set, that is, if we get 70% of people vaccinated before July 4, which is a single dose, and even more after that,” you might see.But if we manage them well, you are unlikely to see the kind of surge we saw in late fall and early winter. “
“This is why vaccinations are so important. It’s the wild card we have now that we didn’t have last fall or last winter, ”Fauci added.
More than 150 million Americans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and the Biden administration has moved to urge resistance fighters to get their jab amid reports that vaccine reluctance is now the main obstacle to increasing the vaccination rate in the United States.
About 34% of the United States is fully vaccinated, a percentage that remains well below the 70% or 80% that health officials have said is necessary to achieve herd immunity in the United States.
Fauci also said some Americans might “choose” to continue wearing masks in public for at least part of the year, especially during flu season, due to the success that health officials have seen. in preventing the spread of seasonal influenza due to mask warrants.
Fauci told Todd he believes some Americans might choose to continue wearing masks in public due to the standardization of the practice.
“I think people have gotten used to the fact that wearing masks clearly, if you look at the data, decreases respiratory disease. We had a virtually nonexistent flu season this year just because people were doing the kind of public health stuff that was primarily directed at COVID-19, ”Fauci said.
“It’s conceivable that in a year or two or more from now, that during certain seasonal times when you have respiratory viruses like the flu, people will choose to wear masks to decrease the likelihood of you spreading these respiratory illnesses. », He continued.