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US will see a drop in Covid-19 deaths this winter: Fauci

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  • 10th October, 2021 05:35:15 PM
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US will see a drop in Covid-19 deaths this winter: Fauci

 

US top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci expects the number of coronavirus fatalities to go down during the cold season.

“I strongly suspect that you're going to start seeing the deaths go down similar to the hospitalizations; how quickly they go down and how thoroughly they go down is going to depend a lot on a number of circumstances, which will be influenced by things like the colder weather, people doing things indoors, how well they go by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines,” Fauci said in an interview with Greta Van Susteren, as quoted by The Hill.

Fauci, who is the chief medical advisor to the US president, advised people to wear masks during outside gatherings regardless of whether an individual is vaccinated or not since there are communities with a high Covid-19 prevalence.

“Fortunately, right now, over the last few weeks, we've seen a turnaround in the slope is going down in both cases and hospitalisations. Deaths are still up, but it's really flattening, so it's a lagging indicator,” Fauci said in the interview to be aired on Sunday.

According to the latest data from John Hopkins University, the US has registered over 44.3 million cases since the start of the pandemic and the number of fatalities has surpassed 712,000.

Source: ANI