Dr. Anthony Fauci claims that the new covid BA.2 variant is causing an “uptick,” and he therefore recommends people over fifty get a fourth jab.
He said the uptick in new coronavirus cases in recent days is concerning and that officials were monitoring it “very, very carefully.”
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President Biden’s chief medical adviser made his comments during MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” on Monday.
Breitbart reports: Fauci said, “We are dealing with a bit of a moving target. No doubt when you pull back the way the country has on the requirements for masks, according to the new risk metrics, we see in other countries like the U.K. when you do that with BA.2 variant, which is more transmissible than BA.1 and waning immunity, you see an uptick in cases exactly what they’re seeing in the U.K. and certain European countries. So we’re looking at what we’re seeing right now. I don’t think there is any question you are going to see an uptick in about half the country. Half of the states in the country are already seeing an increase.”
Reid said, “Very quickly before we let you go, if you’re over 50 now, would you get that fourth shot? Should those over 50 go ahead and get that fourth shot, or should they, all of us, wait?”
Fauci said, “I recommend you go and get the shot if you’re over 50.”
Reid said, “You heard it from the man.”
Fauci said, “Very clear recommendation.”
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