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Fauci: U.S. “going in wrong direction” on Coronavirus

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, testifies during a Senate Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Hearing on the federal government response to COVID-19 on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Washington. (Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP)

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) – The nation’s top infectious disease expert says the U.S. is in an “unnecessary predicament” of soaring COVID-19 cases – because of the delta variant of the coronavirus and the reluctance of many Americans to get vaccinated.

Dr. Anthony Fauci says bluntly, “we’re going in the wrong direction” – and says he’s “very frustrated” by that.

Fauchi says recommending that the vaccinated wear masks is “under active consideration” by the government public health officials. And he says booster shots may be suggested for some who have been vaccinated – but have suppressed immune systems.

Fauci, speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” says he has taken part in conversations about altering the mask guidelines.

 


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