According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the number of cases of Covid-19 in the US is soaring to a “threshold” level.
Almost everyone will be exposed to the extremely infectious Omicron variety, but those who have been vaccinated will fare better, according to the president’s main medical advisor, who spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on Tuesday.
Omicron, with its extraordinary, unprecedented degree of efficiency of transmissibility, will ultimately find just about everybody,
Adding to this, Dr. Fauci said that the virus’ ability to evolve and spread among an uninfected populace meant that eradicating it would be impossible.
According to his response to a query concerning whether or not the epidemic has reached a new phase:
“there’ll be enough protection in [the] community, enough drugs available so that when someone does get infected and is in a high-risk group, it will be very easy to treat that person.”
When we get there, there’s that transition, and we may be on the threshold of that right now,” he pointed out.
More than 63 percent of the eligible population in the United States has been vaccinated, but just 23 percent have taken the supplementary booster dosage, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Omicron version has fueled record-breaking numbers in the United States. More than a million cases were recorded in the United States on Monday, with an average of 1,700 fatalities per day linked to the illness.
Covid-related hospitalizations surpassed the previous record of 132,051 set in January of this year, according to Reuters.
At a record high level, the number of children under five who have been hospitalized with the virus has been steadily rising since the epidemic began.
To better avoid new strains, Dr. Fauci said at a Senate hearing earlier this week that the United States has an “urgent need” for a so-called “super vaccine.
He further stated that:
Looking ahead in the context of the inevitable continual emergence of new variants, the importance of developing a pan-coronavirus vaccine, namely one that would be effective against all SARS-CoV-2 [the scientific name for the novel coronavirus that causes Covid] variants, and ultimately against all coronaviruses, becomes even more apparent