Dr. Anthony Fauci has cautioned that if the US is to have a chance of having the kind of Independence Day celebration that President Joe Biden promised last week, it must avoid making the same mistakes as Europe.
The coronavirus is still circulating throughout the United States, infection levels are high, and new strains are jeopardizing previous gains. “When a level as high as 60,000 cases per day reaches a peak, it’s a very vulnerable time for a surge, or for the number to rise again. That is precisely what took place in Europe “Yesterday, Fauci spoke with CNN.
The third phase of the outbreak, which appears to have been triggered by a new, more contagious, and deadly strain of the virus first detected in the UK, is wreaking havoc across Europe. Around the same time, the continent has lagged behind the United Kingdom and the United States in terms of vaccination rates.
As the crisis worsens, some European governments have no choice but to tighten controls once more. Half of Italy’s 20 regions, including the cities of Rome, Milan, and Venice, have been put under a new lockdown today, with residents only allowed to leave their homes for work or medical reasons.
Officials in Germany warned yesterday that there is a “very high” chance of a rise in infections. Hospitalizations are once again on the rise in France, with about 100 Covid-19 patients being evacuated from the area over the weekend.
Over the past two weeks, the Czech Republic has been under strict lockdown, with many of its hospitals overwhelmed by the number of cases triggered by the new version.
Fauci has warned that the variants that are currently threatening Europe are also present in the United States. He said that there are ways to keep the country from ending up in a similar situation in a few weeks.
“The best way that we can avoid any threat from variants is do two things. Get as many people vaccinated as quickly as we possibly can and to continue with the public health measures until we get this broad umbrella of protection over society,” he said.