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Dr. Fauci Just Issued This Important Warning

“There's always a danger of variants emerging," says the infectious disease expert.
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In America, the COVID-19 pandemic can seem like it's in the rear view mirror, since the country will likely reach its goal of vaccinating 70% of the population—but the virus is still infecting tens of thousands of Americans per day. And you could be one of them if you don't read this, warns Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical advisor to the President and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in an interview with the Guardian. Read on for five life-saving tips he shared—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs Your Next Illness is Actually COVID.


Dr. Fauci Warned That There's "Always Danger"

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"We don't want to declare victory prematurely because we still have a ways to go," Fauci told the Guardian. "But the more and more people that can get vaccinated, as a community, the community will be safer and safer." "As long as there is some degree of activity throughout the world, there's always a danger of variants emerging and diminishing somewhat the effectiveness of our vaccines," he added.


Dr. Fauci Warned That You Cannot Let Down Your Guard Against COVID

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The number of cases is going down, yes, but you must still be careful, says Dr. Fauci. Get vaccinated. Wash your hands. Wear a mask when traveling. "We cannot abandon public health measures when you still have a degree of viral activity in the broad community in the United States," Fauci said. "Although we're down to less than 30,000 infections per day that's still a lot of infections per day."


Dr. Fauci Has Said There Will Likely Not Be Another Nationwide Surge—but COVID May Surge Where You Live

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In a separate in with the Washington Post, Dr. Fauci said that the changes of a new surge are unlikely, although you may have COVID where you live. "One thing that is quite certain is that when you have a vaccine, or a group of vaccines, that are as highly effective in the real world … as these vaccines are, and you get a substantial proportion of the population vaccinated, the chances of there being a surge are extraordinarily low," Dr. Fauci told The Washington Post this week.


Dr. Fauci Said He Was Hoping to Get More Vaccines to Countries Who Need Them

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"We are discussing right now at various levels about how we might be able to up production to get vaccine doses from the companies that are already making them for us, get more doses that will be able to be distributed to lower- and middle-income countries," Fauci said.

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How to Stay Safe During the Rest of This Pandemic

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Follow Fauci's fundamentals and help end this pandemic, no matter where you live—get vaccinated ASAP; when necessary, wear a face mask that fits snugly and is double layered, don't travel, social distance; avoid large crowds; don't go indoors with people you're not sheltering with (especially in bars); practice good hand hygiene; and to get through life at your healthiest, don't miss: This Supplement Can Raise Your Cancer Risk, Experts Say.

Alek Korab
Alek Korab is a Co-Founder and Managing Editor of the ETNT Health channel on Eat This, Not That! Read more