Fauci tells Local 10 he’s “concerned about all of Florida” – .

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Fauci tells Local 10 he’s “concerned about all of Florida” – .


WASHINGTON – If it were his own country, the state of Florida would be one of the worst in the world in terms of increasing COVID-19 cases, Dr Anthony Fauci said Thursday in an exclusive interview with Local 10 News.

“I’m concerned about all of Florida,” said Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to the president. “If you look at the rate of increase, the inflection of the increase, the number of cases. You know Florida would be right up there, if Florida was a country it would be one of the worst countries in terms of increasing cases. “

Fauci said he expected the imminent FDA approval of a third vaccine booster for people with compromised immunity.

“I’m expecting that today, and I expect the CDC’s Immunization Practices Advisory Committee tomorrow to advise them on how to implement this,” Fauci said.

When asked if he expected everyone to need a booster at some point, Fauci replied:

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“You know, I don’t know. I think this vaccine, especially in the context of [the] delta [variant], the protection is not going to be indefinite in its durability.

Regarding the ongoing clash between President Joe Biden and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Fauci said “There is no time for division, we must all unite against the common enemy. “.

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