The Centers for Disease Control issued a dire warning to millions of Americans hoping to return to normal life this week; claiming “another surge” could happen as more people enjoy the “warm weather.”
“With the coming warmer weather, I know it’s tempting to want to relax and to let our guard down, particularly after a hard winter that sadly saw the highest level of cases and deaths during the pandemic so far,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said at a press briefing.
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky urges states not to reopen too soon as cases plateau: "We have the ability to stop a potential fourth surge of cases in this country." https://t.co/CJE8Xecy1g
— ABC News (@ABC) March 3, 2021
“I’m pleading with you, for the sake of our nation’s health,” Walensky told Spring Breakers. “Cases climbed last spring, they climbed again in the summer, they will climb now if we stop taking precautions when we continue to get more and more people vaccinated.”
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DOCTOR’S ORDERS: Fauci Says He ‘Can’t Give an Exact Date’ When Americans Can Have ‘Indoor Weddings’
Senior White House advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci threw more cold-water on Americans hoping to return to a normal way of life Sunday; saying he “can’t give an exact date” when the CDC will endorse indoor wedding receptions.
“When can people plan an indoor wedding?” asked MSNBC’s Chuck Todd.
“That’s a good question. That’s going to be in a reasonable period of time,” responded Fauci. “I can’t give you that exact date because it’s going to depend on the level of infection in the community.”
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— The First (@TheFirstonTV) March 15, 2021
“If we plateau and stay at 60,000 new infections a day, you can make no prediction. If we keep going down, when we’re there, I think you’re going to see weddings in the normal way that we’ve seen them. It’s not going to happen if you have a surge,” he added.
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DOCTOR’S ORDERS: Fauci Says CDC Will Release New Guidelines for ‘Vaccinated Americans’
Senior White House CoVID advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci threw more cold-water on Americans looking to return to normal life this week; saying the CDC will release new guidelines for people who have already received the vaccine for CoVID-19.
“I believe you’re going to be hearing more of the recommendations of how you can relax the stringency of some of the things, particularly when you’re dealing with something like your own personal family when people have been vaccinated,” Fauci told CNN.
“I hope that we will be able to answer the logical questions that people are asking about that,” Fauci said Tuesday. “I agree, they’re questions that we need to answer pretty soon because more and more people are going to be vaccinated, every single day there’ll be more and more people and they’re going to be asking that question.”
"This is going to be tough."
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