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Fauci says unvaccinated Americans could lead to dangers of fifth COVID wave

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical advisor to the President and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, talks about the decrease in coronavirus cases, deaths, and hospitalizations across the country, but signaled at fifth wave of COVID.

On Sunday, President Biden’s chief medical adviser, Anthony Fauci, said that unvaccinated Americans could jeopardise the country’s progress in combating the COVID-19 pandemic, potentially resulting in fifth wave of COVID infections.

“The problem is, as we all know, we still have approximately 66 million people who are eligible to be vaccinated who are not vaccinated. The degree to which we continue to come down in that slope will depend on how well we do about getting more people vaccinated,” Dr. Fauci said on “Fox News Sunday” with Chris Wallace.

“If we don’t do very well in that regard, there’s always the danger that there’ll be enough circulating virus that you can have a stalling of the diminishing of the number of cases and when that happens, as we’ve seen in the past with other waves that we’ve been through, there’s the danger of resurgence,” Fauci said.

Dr. Fauci said that the vaccinated individuals can enjoy the upcoming holiday season.

Watch Fauci’s interview with Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday

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