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"Get rid of these ridiculous conspiracy theories and realize this is a public health crisis," Dr. Fauci said. “The data speak for themselves.”Dr. Fauci was asked by the Board about the state-by-state restrictions being implemented. Some are instituting curfews; other stay-at-home advisories. The national government is not tying them together. Earlier this week, Fauci argued for a more "unified approach.
Although cases are going down, there is cause for concern: The UK variant of the virus, already deemed more transmissible, has now been found by UK experts to be more deadly. "The overall picture is one of something like a 40 to 60 percent increase in hospitalization risk, and risk of death," Neil Ferguson, an epidemiologist, said in an interview on Saturday, according to the . , the chief medical advisor to the President and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told the Friday night that this is why he's only "cautiously optimistic" that the worst is over. Read on for more about how you can avoid the lethal variant—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these .
This "Innocent" Activity Can Get You COVID, Warns Dr. Fauci
"What we're seeing throughout the country is that innocent get-togethers of family and friends" leads to infection, says Dr. Fauci.Fauci detailed a typical scenario: "Eight, 10 people get together at a dinner with friends and family. One of them is infected, but with no symptoms, They put their guard down. You're sitting, you're eating, you're drinking, you take your mask off. And that's how we're starting to see infections.
Dr. Fauci Says We're Going in the Right Direction But May Have a "Spike in Infections"
"The thing that I have some optimism about — but I would have to underscore that it's cautious optimism — is that, even though the cases are high relative to this time last year, they are on the down slope," he said. "And as every day goes by, it looks like it gets less and less. If you look at a month or so ago, we were having 300,000 to 400,000 cases a day. Now for the last few days in a row, we've had less than 100,000 cases, which is remarkably diminished."
"As the slopes keep going down, we're going in the right direction," Fauci continued. "Superpose upon that the fact that we now have highly efficacious vaccines that are being rolled out. We are vaccinating more and more people each day. And we will have more and more vaccines available as the weeks and the months go by. So it looks like we're heading in the right direction. Whether or not it stays in that direction is going to depend on a bunch of things: Are people going to continue to be careful and to implement public health measures? What is going to happen with the variants? Are they going to make things more difficult by having an additional spike in infections? I don't know."
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Don't do something that in fact would put you or your family in danger, such as getting a crowded group of people coming from different places and airports. "RELATED: COVID Symptoms Usually Appear in This Order, Study FindsHow to Survive the PandemicFollow Dr. Fauci's fundamentals to protect yourself, your loved one and your fellow humans:Universal wearing of masks.Maintaining physical distance.Avoiding congregate settings or crowds.Doing more outdoors, as opposed to indoors.Washing hands frequently.
"The big wild card in this is really the variants," he continued. "Because the variant that is in the U.K. that is likely going to become more dominant in the U.S., the models tell us that will happen probably by the end of March. If we don't adhere to public health measures the way we should, that could take off on us. That's the reason why I say I'm cautiously optimistic because we could turn around and go the opposite direction pretty quickly."
How to Stay Safe During This Pandemic
As with any event, "If you're going to do it indoor, you've got to have the capacity significantly less than if you do it outdoor. Outdoor is a big safety valve in the sense of the transmission of respiratory disease. Outdoor is always better than indoor."
So follow Fauci's fundamentals and help end this surge, no matter where you live—wear a , social distance, avoid large crowds, don't go indoors with people you're not sheltering with (especially in bars), practice good hand hygiene, get vaccinated when it becomes available to you, and to protect your life and the lives of others, don't visit any of these .
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Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID, According to CDC