In a statement released on Tuesday, the U.S National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease Director Anthony Fauci has warned American citizens of other Covid-19 variants. According to Dr. Fauci, the threat of being infected with other variants of the virus is high, giving citizens all the more reason to get vaccinated at their earliest.
With an increasing number of Americans getting vaccinated each day, the number of new coronavirus cases has continued to decrease. From January till now, overall cases have declined by approximately 94% and the number of new cases is at an all-time low.
However, these statistics shouldn’t deceive citizens of the virus being eradicated from the country as a whole. According to Dr. Fauci, the risk of other, exceptionally dangerous Covid-19 variants like the one that hit India and spread to the U.K is still prevalent. These variants are not only more deadly but also more contagious, causing severe illnesses and an increased risk of being taken to the hospital in the U.S.
Previously, the virus had been sequenced in the U.S showed 6% of the cases belonging to a different variant. The Covid-19 variant was later found to be known as “Delta,” which was first identified in India. At present, the whole of the U.K has been swamped with the spread of the same variant, common in adolescents and young adults.
Hence, concerning the inconsistent patterns of the new variants, Fauci has urged teens and other young adults to get a job as possible. By reiterating what Dr. Rochelle Walensky had said earlier, Fauci emphatically declared that the variant must not spread in the U.S at any cost. If that alternative is to be achieved, American citizens must make a conscious effort to get vaccinated.
People who have already taken their first dose should be efficient and get their second dose on time too, and “for those who have been not vaccinated yet, please get vaccinated. This is the national month of action,” affirmed the medical advisor. Even President Joe Biden himself took to Twitter to inform people of the “Delta” Covid-19 variant that has been spreading rapidly in the U.K.