October 17, 2021

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Fauci touts vaccinations: ‘This is not going to last forever’ | TheHill – The Hill

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Anthony FauciAnthony FauciSunday shows preview: Democrats eye passage of infrastructure bill; health experts warn of fourth coronavirus wave Nickelodeon to feature Fauci in clips answering kids’ questions about COVID-19 The Hill’s Morning Report – Biden may find zero GOP support for jobs plan MORE is urging Americans to continue following COVID-19 guidelines amid warnings of a new surge in cases and the U.S.’s rollout of three vaccines for the virus.

Speaking with  Jim AcostaJames (Jim) AcostaBiden’s first presser wasn’t about him — not really Fox’s Peter Doocy snubbed at first Biden press conference The media allow Biden to talk one way but govern another MORE on “CNN Newsroom” on Saturday, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases implored Americans to remember that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines are only temporary and would be relaxed as more Americans are vaccinated and rates of new infections drop as a result.

“People say, ‘Well, you just want to confine us forever.’ No, this is not going to last forever, because every day that you get four million, three million people vaccinated, you get closer and closer to control,” Fauci told CNN.

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“Four million people vaccinated [in a day] is really a lot of people,” he added, referring to a figure just above the current U.S. vaccination rate. “If you multiply that by 30 days in a month, you’ve got 120 million vaccinations that you’ve done. That is what you need to get your arms around this outbreak and to prevent additional deaths, additional hospitalizations, additional infections.”

Health officials including CDC Director Rochelle WalenskyRochelle WalenskyCDC director walks tightrope on pandemic messaging Sunday shows preview: Democrats eye passage of infrastructure bill; health experts warn of fourth coronavirus wave Overnight Health Care: CDC says fully vaccinated people can safely travel | Biden bemoans those acting as though COVID-19 fight over | Will vaccine passports be the biggest campaign issue of 2022? MORE have warned that a new surge of infections is on the way with many U.S. states relaxing restrictions on public life. The rate of new COVID-19 infections ticked up toward the end of March, but has yet to approach anything near the surge encountered by officials over the fall and winter.

President BidenJoe BidenLawmakers say fixing border crisis is Biden’s job Trump calls for Republicans to boycott companies amid voting law controversy White House: GOP has ‘struggled to articulate a reason’ to oppose infrastructure plan MORE has also urged Americans to continue following social distancing and masking guidelines in the face of relaxed state restrictions across the country. 

“Too many Americans are acting as if this fight is over,” he said on Friday.

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