Dr Fauci warns that it is "very clear" that vaccinated people must do it now
The infectious illness expert said he was still very unknown on the future of the pandemic.
More than two yearsin the pandemic, there is a lot to celebrate but as many concerns in progress. InThe last week alone, infections increased by more than 21% and hospitalizations increased by more than 16%, according to centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Barely a month ago, the figures have constantly and substantially dropped - and the fact of having to face since then was a brutal reminder that the path in the long term is likely to be less linear than many of us hoped . Even if the Covid Advisor of the White HouseAnthony Fauci, MD, recently said that the United States has emerged from the pandemic phase in its own right, it also warned that the country could see a lotAnother major cocval push In the not too distant future.
Read this then:Dr Fauci warns that people vaccinated "must realize" this now.
DuringAudience of the Chamber Credit Committee On May 11, for the budget proposed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Fauci, who is also director of the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (Niaid), was again questioned about the future of the cocovated pandemic, in particular in cordially to the vaccinations of the coronavirus. According to the expert in infectious diseases, he is still unknown on the number of vaccines necessary over time, but the answer should become clearer soon.
"I think that some time in the middle of the summer, we will know what the rate will be on the frequency to which we will have to vaccinate people," said Fauci at the meeting.
In the meantime, Fauci has reiterated that there is one thing that we know with absolute certainty: at least a reminder is already necessary for vaccinated people. "In the era of omicron, it is very clear that a booster is necessary," he said.
According to a January 2022 report of the CDC, a third doses of heartache vaccine was "very effective"To prevent the severe covid during the reign of omicron, having an effectiveness of 82% against emergency visits and emergency care and an efficiency of 90% against hospitalizations related to the COVVID.
"It's very clear at the moment ... if you look at the hospitalizations and the death of those who are not vaccinated compared to those who are vaccinated and boosted, the data is superb," added Fauci. "They are striking, the difference."
But the effectiveness of a reminder begins to decline fairly quickly, noted the expert in infectious diseases. According to the CDC, the effectiveness of the third dose vaccine against hospitalization wasapproximately 90% During the first two months, but fell to 78% in the fourth month.AE0FCC31AE342FD3A1346EBB1F342FCB
"You then get an increased risk, especially in the elderly and among people with underlying conditions - hospitalizations and death," said Fauci, which is why the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration United States (FDA)authorized a second booster For people over 50 who are at least four months of their third mRNA shot.