As the United States fell short of President Joe Biden’s goal of Vaccination of 70 percent population with at least one shot by the Fourth of July, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warned on Sunday of new COVID-19 spikes in areas with low Vaccination rates.
Biden set a goal two months ago to fully vaccinate 160 million adults and ensure that 70% of them received their first injection by July 4th. The country is still at least a few weeks away from achieving its objective. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 149 million adults have now been fully vaccinated, and 66.7 percent of adults have received at least their first shot.
His comments come only hours after a new Washington Post-ABC News poll revealed that only 45 percent of Republicans had received their first dose of the vaccine. Sixty percent of unvaccinated adults feel officials have inflated the threat of the Delta strain. According to Fauci, Americans living in places with low Vaccination rates, such as Mississippi, can expect an increase in cases caused by the variation.This pandemic is unprecedented, and there are no instruments available to combat it. So, for God’s sake, Fauci asks everyone to put their differences aside and recognize that the virus is the common adversary.