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Dr. Fauci Says "Intensify" Your COVID Safety—Now

“We've really got to double down on the public health measures,” he said.
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By any measure, the coronavirus is out of control in America. In an interview during the Financial Times' Global Boardroom Conference, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease doctor and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, shared his concern about the risks we are all facing. "We are seeing major surging of cases in the United States," said Fauci.

"We've had over a hundred thousand new cases per day for the last almost 10. And we have about 240,000 deaths. Many of the states within the United States are having increases—more than 40 of them." Read on to hear how he thinks you can protect yourself, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus.

Dr. Fauci Warns We Are "Very, Very Far From Victory"

Last week, Pfizer revealed the good news: Their vaccine was 90% effective in trials, and Dr. Facui feels any American who wants one may be able to get it by April 2021. But put the champagne away for now, he says. "Even though the good news is that we have a vaccine, you know, help is on the way because vaccines are going to come—but this, I think rather than have us relax our public health measures, because we feel we have a vaccine, we should intensify them because this is light at the end of the tunnel. So if we all globally, not only here in the United States, but globally all work together to intensify our efforts of control as the vaccine is starting to roll out. That's what we really need to do rather than declare victory. We are very, very far from victory. We've really got to double down on the public health measures."

Fauci reiterated those measures. "I hope that what we're seeing now triggers that it's the uniform and universal wearing of mass keeping distance, avoiding crowds, doing things outdoors, much more than indoors, avoid congregate settings, especially indoors."

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Fauci's Warning Comes as Records are Broken and Lives Lost

Fauci has been warning we'd crack 100,000 cases a day, and sure enough, we have. "A pandemic that was once raging in New York and later across the Sun Belt is now spread so widely across the country that any number of cities and states might now be considered the worst off, depending on the measurement used," reports the New York Times today. "The Minot, N.D., area has seen more cases per capita in this upsurge than anywhere in the country. Wisconsin's outbreak has escalated more rapidly than those in other states. The county that includes Los Angeles has reported more Covid-19 cases since the pandemic's start than anywhere else. Texas has the most cases of any state, and the most cases reported on college campuses."

"The one thing that I want to make the point right from the beginning, and that I want people to understand in the United States, in Europe and in the UK, we are in a very difficult situation," said Fauci. So follow his fundamentals, and to get through this pandemic at your healthiest, don't miss these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.