On Tuesday, Anthony Fauci said that booster shots are extremely important because the herd immunity achieved through vaccination is gradually declining in almost all age groups.
While speaking on MSNBC, Fauci refuted a report released this week that questioned the value and ethics of providing third “booster” injections to healthy Americans, while in many countries, there are still people who have not even been vaccinated with the first dose. Fauci said the government is working to provide vaccines for the United States and the world.
He said: “The increase in cases in the United States will be difficult to stop without reinforcements. The data is “strongly suggestive” that immunity declines for people of all age groups over time. The boosters could be available next week. “
Fauci also repeated his call for all Americans to be vaccinated, even young and healthy. He stated: “If you get infected, even if you don’t have any symptoms, you are likely to pass the virus on to someone else who could pass it on to someone else which could have a severe outcome leading to hospitalization and even death, so you have to see that you are not in a vacuum, you are part of society.”
In addition, Fauci pointed out that students under the age of 12 cannot be vaccinated and, therefore, are vulnerable. “The way to protect the vulnerable is to surround them with vaccinated people. That is a fundamental principle of public health.”
The number of cases of children infected by the Delta variant of COVID-19 is increasing, especially those who returned to face-to-face classes. The American Academy of Pediatrics released new data Monday showing that the number of cases among children has increased exponentially in recent weeks.
Reports show that around 243,000 were infected in the past week alone, but that is a good number compared to the 252,000 cases of children who had been infected in the previous week. Likewise, it continues to be the second-highest number of cases of childhood infections in a week since the pandemic began. It’s a big jump from the 8,447 cases reported in late June or 12,100 in early July, AAP data shows.
This increase is due in part to the return to face-to-face classes that have been made in some states of the United States and is also increasing as tension increases over the mandates on vaccines and masks throughout the country.
People have to listen to health specialists and determine what is best for them in terms of vaccination. You must take into account that the cases of deaths from side effects are extremely rare.