Fauci: The vaccinated can be as infectious as the unvaccinated, so they need to wear masks indoors; pandemic will get worse
Chart by The Washington Post based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data
As Gov. Andy Beshear issued a vaccination-promotion video with one of the latest student winners of the state’s vaccine lottery, President Biden’s top medical adviser warned that the pandemic will worsen.
“Things are going to get worse” due to the Delta variant of the coronavirus, Dr. Anthony Fauci said on ABC‘s “This Week” Sunday. “We are looking, not I believe, to lockdown, but we are looking to some pain and suffering in the future because we are seeing the cases go up.”
|Anthony Fauci (CBS image)|
Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said “The solution to this is, get vaccinated.”
Fauci and other experts stressed that vaccines are still doing the job even though the Delta variant is infecting some vaccinated people, who can spread the virus without knowing the have it.
“Almost invariably they get minimal symptoms or no symptoms at all,” but new research shows they average about the same level of virus in their nasal pharynx as they unvaccinated, so that’s why vaccinated people need to wear masks indoors, Fauci said on CBS‘s “Face The Nation.”