Anthony FauciAnthony FauciHarris: Of course I will take the COVID-19 vaccine Overnight Health Care: Biden has asked Fauci to be a GP consultant | COVID-19 relief absorbs steam as McConnell negotiates in Pelos | Rhode Island Governor Raimondo says he won’t be Biden’s HHS secretary, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter encourage people to take FURTHER COVID-19 vaccine, the country’s chief infectious disease expert said on Friday that the country has not yet reached the “post-Thanksgiving peak” of coronavirus infections, even as record-breaking waves across the country have occurred in the past week.
“We haven’t seen it yet the peak after Thanksgiving, ”Fauci told NBC’s Savannah Guthrie a “Ma” showadding that the country is unlikely to see the full impact of Thanksgiving gatherings and travel for about two to three weeks after the holiday.
“That’s the question, because the numbers themselves are alarming, ”he continued. “And what worries me is that the Christmas holiday is fulfilled when people start traveling, shopping and gathering.”
“This is why we ask them to ask for the best possible wearing of masks, to keep the best possible distance, to avoid the crowd in a gathered environment, especially indoors, and if they are indoors under such conditions, always wear their mask.” Fauci added.
In the interview, he also said he accepted President Biden’s request to play an expanded role “directly on the ground” in the administration.
Thursday Biden said CNN’s Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperBiden says GOP senators call to congratulate Biden: Trump attends inauguration as a consequence of country Biden says family MORE will avoid business conflicts that he had asked Faucit to fill his chief medical officer, in addition to remaining a long-term director National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Fauci also commented on Biden’s call to Americans to wear masks for the first 100 days of administration. Fauci Guthrie said that he had talked to Bidendel about the plan and considered it a good idea.
“He says, ‘Hey people, trust me, everyone for 100 days,'” Fauci said.
The public health expert also supported well-known individuals who publicly vaccinate themselves to gain confidence in the safety of the process.
“The public is connected to different types of people,” he said. “Some are more connected to the presidents. Some are related to sports figures. Some are related to entertainment. Anyone who is able to inspire confidence in the population to get the vaccine would be a good thing. “
That’s when the U.S. recorded a total on Thursday more than 14 million coronavirus infections, an average of about 1 million new cases are presented every six days in the past month.
By Friday, the country said more than 276,000 people had died from the virus data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.