日期:2021/08/02   IA

Fauci: More ‘pain and suffering’ ahead as COVID cases rise

By JONATHAN MATTISE

AP:Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Sunday that more “pain and suffering” is on the horizon as COVID-19 cases climb again and officials plead with unvaccinated Americans to get their shots.

 

Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, also said he doesn’t foresee additional lockdowns in the U.S. because he believes enough people are vaccinated to avoid a recurrence of last winter. However, he said not enough are inoculated to “crush the outbreak” at this point.

 

Fauci’s warning comes days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed course to recommend that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the delta variant is fueling infection surges. With the switch, federal health officials have cited studies showing vaccinated people can spread the virus to others.

 

美聯社 安東尼·福奇博士周日警告說,隨著 COVID-19 病例再次攀升,官員們懇求未接種疫苗的美國人接種疫苗,更多的“痛苦和苦難”即將來臨。

 

美國頂級傳染病專家福奇還表示,他預計美國不會實施更多的封鎖措施,因為他相信有足夠多的人接種了疫苗,以避免去年冬天重演。但是,他說目前接種的疫苗不足以“鎮壓疫情”。

 

幾天前,美國疾病控制與預防中心改變了方向,建議即使接種了疫苗的人也可以在美國部分地區重新戴口罩,因為這些地區的 delta 變體正在加劇感染激增。隨著這一轉變,聯邦衛生官員引用了研究 顯示接種疫苗的人可以將病毒傳播給他人。