Dr. Fauci Said Here's What Happens if You Get a "Breakthrough Infection"

More and more, we're hearing about people catching coronavirus after being fully vaccinated, a troubling development in the pandemic. However, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical advisor to the President and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said they were to be expected yesterday on CNN. Read on for five latest developments, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You Have "Long" COVID and May Not Even Know It.


Dr. Fauci Said "Breakthrough Infections" are Possible But Usually Result in Mild Symptoms

Blonde woman coughing.

The Israeli Prime Minister has said that the vaccines are significantly less effective against the Delta variant, and that the country is administering booster shots to those who are at high risk. "We gotta be careful to remember when these vaccines were shown to be highly effective, they were highly effective in preventing symptomatic, clinically apparent disease, not necessarily against preventing infection, which we call sterilizing immunity," said Dr. Fauci. "They were quite effective in doing that, but not nearly as much as the 93, 94, 95% efficacy in preventing symptomatic disease. So when you start seeing what's called 'breakthrough infections,' if you look carefully at them, the overwhelming majority of those are people who either have no symptoms or only very mild symptoms. So the vaccines are still very, very effective in preventing severe disease. Because if you look at the risk of hospitalization and deaths, we're still well up into the mid to low nineties in efficacy against severe disease, which is very important."


Dr. Fauci Said Here's What to Expect Regarding Full Approval of the Vaccines

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"I don't want to get ahead of the FDA, but likely from what we're hearing, it's going to be in a matter of a month or so," said Dr. Fauci about full approval of the vaccines by the FDA. "I would hope by the time we get to the end of August that we have full approval, but, you know, even between now and then people should realize that the data of the efficacy and real-world effectiveness of these vaccines is really extraordinary, not only in the United States, but in multiple countries throughout the world. So I would be astounded if we did not get full approval within that time frame."


Dr. Fauci Said Kids Under 12 Should Get a Vaccine By Late Winter

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"We're doing the studies now of what's called age de-escalation, where we're looking at from 12 to nine years old and then from nine to six, six to two, and then six months to two years, thus far things look good. Uh, but the final decision is going to be up to the FDA. And I would imagine that likely will not happen until we get well into the winter, towards the end of this year."


Dr. Fauci Said if There Was This Much Misinformation in the Old Days, We'd Still Have Polio

Polio patient in an iron lung

"You look at the extraordinary historic success in eradicating smallpox and polio from most of the world—and we're on the brink of eradicating polio—if we had had the pushback for vaccines, the way we're seeing on certain media, I don't think it would have been possible at all to not only eradicate smallpox, we probably would still have smallpox and we probably would still have polio in this country. If we had the kind of false information that's being spread. Now, if we had that back decades ago, I would be certain that we'd still have polio in this country."

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How to Stay Safe Out There

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Follow Fauci's fundamentals and help end this pandemic, no matter where you live—get vaccinated ASAP; if you live in an area with low vaccination rates, wear a face mask that fits snugly and is double layered, don't travel, social distance, avoid large crowds, don't go indoors with people you're not sheltering with (especially in bars), practice good hand hygiene, and to protect your life and the lives of others, don't visit any of these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.

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