Posted 112 days ago
Dr. Anthony Fauci suggested on Sunday that Americans may need more boosters, and painted a grim forecast for areas of the country that are not fully vaccinated.
During an appearance on ABC’s "This Week," host Martha Raddatz expressed optimism regarding the COVID-19 pandemic – citing cases beginning to fall nationally and that certain areas had reached their peak. However, Fauci poured cold water on any enthusiasm regarding the pandemic.
"You know, I think as confident as you can be," Fauci cautioned. "You never want to be overconfident when you're dealing with this virus, Martha, because it has certainly surprised us in the past."
Fauci said he believes that most states will peak by mid-February. He did concede that cases are dropping "rather sharply," and you will "start to see a turnaround throughout the entire country."
However, Fauci followed up with a gloomy forecast for parts of the country.
"There may be a bit more pain and suffering with hospitalizations in those areas of the country that have not been fully vaccinated or have not gotten boosters," warned the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
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