Fauci Highlights Two Key Things That Can Help Curb Another C
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Some health experts warn the United States may be on the cusp of another Covid-19 surge if Americans aren't careful just as the country races to vaccinate more people. There are two key things the US can do to prevent more infections, hospitalizations and deaths, Dr. Anthony Fauci told.

"A, you keep pushing down and doubling down on public health measures and B, you do whatever you can to get as many people vaccinated as quickly and as expeditiously as possible," he said. On the vaccine front, the US has been doing extremely well. The country reported a new record over the weekend with more than 4 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in 24 hours.

Despite the record pace of vaccinations, there are not enough Americans vaccinated yet to control the spread of the virus, experts warn. So far, about 31.4% of Americans have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine and only 18% of the population is fully vaccinated, CDC data shows.

"We say it over and over again and we need the local people, we need the governors and the mayors and others to be able to say, we're not out of it yet," Fauci said. "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."

"At this point, we will see in the next two weeks, the highest number of cases reported globally since the beginning of the pandemic. In terms of the United States, we're just at the beginning of this surge, we haven't even really begun to see it yet," Michael Osterholm, director of the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, told.

He warned that the country is now in the cycle where the Upper Midwest is beginning a fourth surge. However, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, says the amount of immunity in the US population may help prevent another surge.

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