Fauci pleads for Americans to ‘put differences aside and get vaccinated

DR Anthony Fauci has said Covid deaths are “avoidable and preventable” and pleaded for Americans to “put differences aside and get vaccinated”.

The president’s chief medical advisor, 80, made the comments after Joe Biden’s administration missed its target of getting 70 per cent of US adults jabbed with at least one shot of the Covid vaccine by July 4.

Dr Anthony Fauci urged Americans to get the jab

Dr Anthony Fauci urged Americans to get the jabCrédito: NBC News
Fauci said that just over 99 per cent of people who died in the US in June from Covid had not been vaccinated

Fauci said that just over 99 per cent of people who died in the US in June from Covid had not been vaccinatedCrédito: AP

In June nearly 100,000 people died in the US from the coronavirus.

Fauci said during an interview with Chuck Todd on NBC’s Meet the Press: “If you look at the number of deaths, cerca de 99.2 per cent of them are unvaccinated about 0.8 per cent are vaccinated.

“No vaccine is perfect, but when you talk about the avoidability of hospitalization and deaths, it’s really sad and tragic that most all of these are avoidable and preventable.”

“Obviamente, there’s gonna be some people because of the variability among people and their response to vaccine, that you’ll see some who are vaccinated and still get into trouble and get hospitalized and die, but the overwhelming proportion of people who get into trouble are the unvaccinated which is the reason why we say this is really entirely avoidable and preventable,” ele adicionou.

Fauci urged people to 'put aside any differences' and realise the real enemy was the virus

Fauci urged people to ‘put aside any differencesand realise the real enemy was the virusCrédito: Getty Images – Getty
Fauci made the comments to NBC's Meet the Press anchor Chuck Todd

Fauci made the comments to NBC’s Meet the Press anchor Chuck ToddCrédito: NBC News

We’re dealing with a historic situation with this pandemic, and we do have the tools to counter it,” Ele continuou. “So for goodnesssakes, put aside all of those differences and realize that the common enemy is the virus.

Fauci also urged those who had been fully vaccinated with both jabs to “go the extra mile” and still wear a mask.

Todd stated that Mississippi has the lowest vaccination rate in the US and he asked Fauci if he would wear a mask if he travelled to the state.

Fauci replied: “I think there would be a good reason to do that.

I think there would be a good reason to do that because as we’ve said so often that vaccines are not, even as good as they are and highly effective, nothing is 100%,Fauci said. “And if you put yourself in an environment in which you have a high level of viral dynamics and a very low level of vaccine you might want to go the extra step and say, ‘When I’m in that area where there’s a considerable degree of viral circulation, I might want to go the extra mile, to be cautious enough to make sure that I get the extra added level of protection even though the vaccines themselves are highly effective.

Since the start of the pandemic more than 621,000 people in the US have died from the virus.

Um recente ABC News/Washington Post poll revealed that three in 10 adults have not received the vaccine and “com certeza” ou “probablydon’t plan to get it.

Of that group, 73 per cent said officials have exaggerated the risks posed by the delta variant.

enquanto isso, aproximadamente 80 per cent believe they have little or no risk of getting sick from Covid.