Fauci: nCoV infections in the US are increasing due to unvaccinated people

Fauci: nCoV infections in the US are increasing due to unvaccinated people 2

Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden’s chief medical advisor, on July 25, in an interview with CNN, said the US is falling into an `unnecessarily difficult` situation when the number of Covid-19 cases increases.

`We’re going in the wrong direction,` Fauci said, adding that he himself felt `very disappointed.`

Dr. Anthony Fauci was interviewed on CNN’s `State of the Union` program on July 25.

The US, the largest epidemic region in the world, today reported 13,103 more cases of infection and 48 deaths, bringing the total to 35,198,750 and 626,761 respectively.

Fauci said health officials are `seriously considering` recommending that people who have received the Covid-19 vaccine wear masks.

According to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 163 million people in this country, equivalent to 49% of the eligible population, have been vaccinated against Covid-19.

England, the sixth largest epidemic area in the world, currently records 5,697,912 cases of infection and 129,158 deaths due to nCoV, an increase of 29,173 and 28 cases respectively compared to the previous day.

British Health Minister Sajid Javid had to apologize on July 25 after saying that people should not `shut up` before Covid-19.

`I have deleted a tweet that used the word ‘shut up,’` he wrote on Twitter.

Javid last week tested positive for Covid-19, causing Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Finance Minister Rishi Sunak to also be quarantined because of close contact.

In Southeast Asia, Indonesia continues to be the region’s hot spot after repeatedly recording record increases in infections.

`The number of deaths increased due to many factors such as hospitals being overloaded, patients being hospitalized with low blood oxygen or dying because there was no one to monitor them while self-isolating,` said the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Communications.

He said officials are urgently finding ways to add intensive care unit (ICU) beds to areas with the highest number of deaths.

To date, only 7% of Indonesia’s 270 million people have been fully vaccinated, mainly relying on supplies from China’s Sinovac.

Malaysia recorded 1,013,438 and 7,994 deaths, an increase of 17,045 and 92 cases respectively compared to a day ago.

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on July 24 that Malaysia is considering easing some restrictions for fully vaccinated people.

`The government is evaluating a number of privileges and flexible policies to apply to those who have completed a sufficient number of Covid-19 vaccine shots,` he said.

Singapore reported 64,179 cases, an increase of 125 cases.

The country last week had to re-impose restrictive measures to prevent Covid-19 just a few days after easing them.

Instead of tracking the number of infections, officials will focus on outcomes, such as the number of patients in intensive care or needing oxygen.

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