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Dr. Fauci Just Issued This "Surge" Warning

During the coronavirus pandemic, it has frequently been the case that what happens in Europe eventually happens here in America. Which is why we're sorry to report that, in Europe, COVID is getting out of control. England has rampant cases. Germany is considering another lockdown. Are we in America in trouble? Will we be soon? What can you do to stay safe? Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical advisor to the President and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, spoke with Congresswoman Anna Eshoo yesterday to give some life-saving advice to those who asked him Qs—and sound a warning. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID.


Dr. Fauci Warned if More People Aren't Vaccinated, a Surge Will Come

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Is another surge coming? "And the answer to that question is that depends entirely on what we do, because it is within our grasp to prevent that from happening one, get the 62 million people who have not yet gotten vaccinated, who are eligible to be vaccinated, get them vaccinated to now that we have the ability and the go-ahead to vaccinate the 28 million children from five to 11, get them vaccinated. And three, if you are eligible for a booster shot, then get you a booster shot. Because if you were vaccinated six or more months ago, your immunity is naturally beginning to wane. And you want to optimize your immunity. You want to optimize your protection, and you can do that with a booster, because we know that when you boost someone who has been fully vaccinated, they have an extraordinarily good, robust increase in their protection….So we're vulnerable to get a surge unless we get more people vaccinated."


Dr. Fauci Warned Cases are Rising in Europe and Here's Why it Could Happen in America

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"What is going on in England is that they made a choice," said Dr. Fauci. "Everybody had this big spike, and then the spike started to come down. They made a choice that they were going to pull back on their mediation. In other words, they were going to not require masks in different places. They were going to pull back. Number two, they decided they were not going to vaccinate their children. And number three, the cold weather came and people started doing things indoors rather than outdoors. And that's when you get a surge in cases that are seeing the same thing in certain European countries, those countries that saw the cases go down, they pulled back on things like avoiding indoor settings, wearing masks indoors. They pulled back a little bit on their vaccination push, and that's when you get a surge." 

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Dr. Fauci Says "The Common Enemy is the Virus"

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One thing Dr. Fauci "would love to change the divisiveness that we now have in our society. Because when you were trying to get through a historic pandemic, the likes of which we have not seen in over 100 years, if you're trying to address that, the way you do that is by pulling together as a society and realizing that the common enemy is the virus, not each other. And sometimes when you look at what goes on, particularly in Washington, you think that the common enemy or each other and people are fighting with each other. So when you're in the middle of a public health crisis, put aside your differences and let's act like a unified country. That's the one change to society that I would make."

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Dr. Fauci Says Here's Why to Get Vaccinated Even if You've Had COVID

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"The scientific reason is that if you look at the individuals who have been infected, we've covered and then vaccinated, and look at the level of neutralizing antibodies that they get, it's enormously higher than any other scenario. And people who've gotten two boosted that we've gotten two doses or people who've gotten infected and recovered the level skyrockets up. So if you really want to get protection, that's very powerful against re-infection. And if you've been infected, you should get vaccinated subsequent to your infection."

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Dr. Fauci Says Here are Ways to Approach People Who are Still Vaccine-Hesitant

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"One of the principles is to be patient," said Dr. Fauci. "Don't be accusatory and try to ask and to answer the valid questions that people have. People listen to trusted messengers—try and connect them with someone that they trust. And that may not necessarily be a government person like myself. It might be a clergyman. It might be the family doctor. It might be the family pediatrician who takes care of your children, or it may be someone in the community that you trust an athlete, an entertainer. Those are the kinds of things you do. But what you don't want to do is you don't want to be accusatory to someone you want to try and understand why they don't want to do it." And, struggling to convince someone what's fact and what's fiction? Fauci recommended you take a look at Surgeon General Vivek Murthy's guide to misinformation, which is right here.

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Dr. Fauci Has this Final Word For Us All

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Dr. Fauci just wants to "impress upon people that sometimes we have serious diseases in which we don't have any interventions, and it's very frustrating, but when you get a disease that's really serious and you have a spectacularly effective tool, it is a shame if you don't maximally utilize that tool." Get vaccinated. "It's good for you. It will save you, it's good for your family. It will prevent them from getting spread of infection and is very good for the community because we live in a community. We're not living in a vacuum. And if we wind up not getting vaccinated and we get infected, we'll likely pass it on to someone else which will propagate this outbreak that we're trying to control. So it's not only specifically good for you. You want to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. And that's the reason why we really encourage, if not plead with people to get vaccinated." So get vaccinated, 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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