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Dr. Fauci just said something surprising about coronavirus vaccines and face masks – BGR

  • Several coronavirus vaccine trials will soon be finished and some of the frontrunners might be deemed safe and effective for emergency use.
  • Health officials from the World Health Organization and Dr. Anthony Fauci warn that the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines won’t be enough to reduce the transmission of the illness anytime soon.
  • Fauci says that precautionary measures including face masks, social distancing, and frequent handwashing will need to continue even after vaccines arrive.

The FDA will host a significant coronavirus vaccine meeting in just a few weeks, at which point we might find out more details about the progress of experimental drugs that have reached the final phase of testing. Vaccine candidates from AstraZeneca/Oxford, Pfizer/BioNTech, and Moderna have Phase 3 trials underway and some of them expect to have conclusions in the coming months — one has been paused the US trial after an unexpected side effect in one person, although the UK trial has already been restarted. Vaccine candidates from Johnson & Johnson and Novavax are also moving forward with promising results, with the latter having just reached Phase 3. That’s only five potential COVID-19 vaccines out of dozens of candidates that have been announced so far. China and Russia have their own vaccines in Phase 3 trials, and both countries have already started administering emergency immunizations.

Vaccination remains a sensitive topic, as more polls show that Americans are increasingly reluctant to get one. Some people worry about the safety of these drugs that have moved forward at such an unusual speed, especially in light of the highly politicized nature of vaccine conversations ahead of the November election. A large percentage of the world’s population will have to be vaccinated to reduce the transmission rate of COVID-19. The logistics of manufacturing and deploying vaccines combined with vaccine resistance would lead to something that might seem counterintuitive. The arrival of vaccines will not mark an end for the need to wear face masks and take other precautionary measures that can prevent infection. It’s quite the contrary, as Dr. Anthony Fauci and World Health Organization officials recently explained.

Fauci said on Thursday that no coronavirus vaccine will be 100% effective, and it won’t be taken by 100% of the population. This will allow the virus to continue to spread. An effective vaccine would therefore not mean people can stop wearing face masks and taking other public health measures, like social distancing and washing hands regularly.

“It is not going to eliminate the need to be prudent and careful with our public health measures,” Fauci said during a Facebook Live conversation with New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, per Associated Press. “I think if we can get 75 to 80% of the population vaccinated, I think that would be a really good accomplishment,” Fauci said of vaccines, noting that he’s practical about the matter.

The doctor also addressed a recent CDC controversy regarding aerosol transmission. “There’s good enough data to say that aerosol transmission does occur,” Fauci told Murphy. The virus lingers in the air “for a period of time,” instead of falling to the ground, which is what happens with larger saliva droplets.

WHO officials echoed those remarks on Friday when addressing the imminent milestone of the COVID-19 pandemic. The illness will have killed its one-millionth victim by Monday, according to covid trackers. WHO said that figure might double in if countries do not work uniformly to reduce the spread. It’s not just vaccines that will prevent the spread of the illness, but also public health measures that can reduce the transmission.

“It’s certainly unimaginable, but it’s not impossible, because if we look at losing 1 million people in nine months and then we just look at the realities of getting vaccines out there in the next nine months, it’s a big task for everyone involved,” executive director of the WHO’s health emergencies program, Dr. Mike Ryan, said during a news conference in Geneva. “The real question is: Are we prepared, collectively, to do what it takes to avoid that number?”

Like Fauci, Ryan said that vaccines have to be combined with everything else that can prevent the infection, including face masks.

“The time for action is now on every single aspect of this strategic approach,” Ryan said. “Not just test and trace, not just clinical care, not just social distancing, not just hygiene, not just masks, not just vaccines. Do it all. And unless we do it all, [2 million deaths] are not only imaginable but unfortunately and sadly very likely.”

WHO’s technical lead on the pandemic, Maria Van Kerkhove, warned that the number of cases in Europe is rising and that the flu season hasn’t even started. “We’re at the end of September, not even toward the end of September, and we haven’t even started our flu season yet,” she said. “What we are worried about is the possibility that these trends are going in the wrong direction.”

Dr. Bruce Aylward, a senior advisor to the WHO director-general, made a point that the endgame shouldn’t be vaccines. “Whether another million people die of Covid-19 is not a function of whether or not we have a vaccine. It’s a function of whether or not we put the tools, approaches, and knowledge we have today to work to save lives and prevent transmission,” Aylward said. “If we start thinking about it as a function of the vaccine, people will unnecessarily and unacceptably die as we wait for a vaccine. We should not be waiting.”

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Dr. Fauci spars with Rand Paul during coronavirus Senate hearing – CBS Evening News

Dr. Fauci spars with Rand Paul during coronavirus Senate hearing – YouTube

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Fauci Masks

Fauci: Lack of masks at Trump rallies frustrating | TheHill – The Hill

Anthony FauciAnthony FauciDrug companies seek to reassure public amid Trump vaccine push Overnight Health Care: Drug companies issue joint pledge on vaccine safety amid political fears | Senate to vote Thursday on GOP coronavirus relief bill | Iowa coronavirus cases surpass 70,000 USAID shutting down task force set up to tackle coronavirus pandemic MORE, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, said Wednesday that the lack of masks at President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump-backed candidate wins NH GOP Senate primary to take on Shaheen Trump, supporters gather without masks in NC despite request from local GOP official Trump-backed candidate wins NH GOP primary to take on Pappas MORE’s campaign rallies is frustrating.

“Is that frustrating to you?” host Gayle KingGayle KingThe Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Trump, GOP senators at odds over next stimulus bill Minneapolis police union says members have been ‘scapegoated by political leaders’ Fox News, CBS morning show hosts return to broadcast studios MORE asked Fauci on “CBS This Morning,” noting the lack of masks among some attendees at Trump’s rallies amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“Well, yes it is, and I’ve said that often,” Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, responded. “That situation is we want to set an example.”

Fauci noted that public health experts “know” that measures like wearing masks, social distancing, avoiding crowds and planning most activities outdoors instead of indoors can help alleviate the spread of COVID-19.

“Those are the kinds of things that turn around surges and also prevent us from getting surges,” he said. “So I certainly would like to see universal wearing of masks.”

The president continues to hold massive rallies where people are not wearing masks, including the president himself. Is it frustrating to you? — @GayleKing

Dr. Fauci: “Well, yes, it is. I’ve said that often… I certainly would like to see universal wearing of masks.”

— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) September 9, 2020

Fauci has struck a more cautious tone than President Trump in recent weeks about the spread of the virus in Midwestern states after the Sun Belt and Northeast were hit hard earlier in the pandemic.

The public health expert had previously announced his support for “universal wearing of masks” to prevent coronavirus spread.  

Trump and his supporters participated in a rally in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Tuesday night, with many in the crowd not wearing masks despite a state mandate.

The U.S. has confirmed more than 6.3 million COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic and 189,699 related deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

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The 7 States Dr. Fauci Is Most Worried About Right Now – MSN Money

Citizens in these states need to be extra cautious this Labor Day weekend, he warns.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks at the National Press Club in Washington.
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The nation’s top infectious disease expert just warned that seven states could see a new surge in COVID-19 infections if citizens aren’t careful over Labor Day weekend. In an interview with Bloomberg News, published on Sept. 3rd, Anthony Fauci, MD, reeled off a list midwestern states that are “starting to see an increase in the percent positive of their testing; that is generally predictive that there’s going to be a problem.”

Given that a holiday weekend is here, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has been making the case this week that Americans should not let their guard down and should continue to abide by COVID-19 mitigation efforts designed to limit the spread of the virus. (After all, both Memorial Day and July 4th weekends were followed by a surge in cases.) But he seems especially concerned about the seven states we’ve listed right here—all of which referenced in his interview with Bloomberg News. Read on to see if yours is among them. And for more essential coronavirus coverage, make sure you’re fully up-to-speed on the 98 Longest Lasting COVID Symptoms You Need to Know About.

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According to COVID-19 infection tracker, North Dakota currently has the third-worst infection rate in the nation. Over the past three weeks, the number of daily infections here has tripled, going from 60 positive tests on Aug. 17th to 362 new cases on Sept. 3rd, according to The New York Times.

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South Dakota has struggled with the coronavirus of late. It currently has the worst infection rate in the nation, according to A big reason for the state’s troubles? The annual bicycle rally recently held in Sturgis, an event that has led to the spread of the virus across the country. According to the NY Times, South Dakota had 50 new infections on Aug. 11th. But that number has grown exponentially in the past four weeks, with 334 new cases on Sept. 3rd. And for more reasons to be concerned about the ongoing pandemic, know that this Alarming New Research Predicts How Many COVID Deaths We’ll See by Year’s End.

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Iowa currently has the fourth-worst infection rate in the country, according to At the beginning of last month, The Hawkeye State had 182 new infections reported on Aug. 3rd. But a full month later, the state reported 1,230 news cases on Sept. 3rd, according to the NY Times. College town Iowa City and Ames are currently seeing the worst outbreaks in the nation.

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Arkansas’s new infection rate is causing concern, as well. On Sept. 1st, the state reported just 273 new cases. But two days later, that number had tripled, according to the NY Times. Some encouraging news for Arkansans, however, is that their current infection rate is relatively healthy compared to the rest of the country.

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Missouri has seen a steady rise in its infection rate since the beginning of June, according to The reason Dr. Fauci mentioned Missouri, however, is likely due to a recent rise in daily cases from 389 on Aug. 3rd to 1,372 on Sept. 3rd.

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Daily infections reported by authorities in Indiana have shot up from 509 on Aug. 19th, to 1,118 on Sept. 3rd, according to the New York TimesAccording to, Indiana’s infection rate is the 18th worst in the nation.

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Illinois currently has the 7th worst infection rate in the nation, according to According to the NY Times, the state has had a steady increase in reported infections since Memorial Day weekend. However, the 7-day average of daily infections has plateaued over the past two weeks.