Dr. Fauci Issues “Very Serious” COVID Warning
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, has heard your theory, or maybe it’s your brother-in-law’s: That the COVID deaths are so high because they’re somehow inflated, by flu cases or, as the President claimed, the CDC’s “fake news.” His response? “We’ve had now over 360 to 370,000 deaths, we’re averaging 2 to 3,000 deaths per day, and 200 to 300,000 infections,” Fauci told WGN yesterday. “These are real.” Want proof? “Go to the hospitals and talk to the healthcare providers who are knocking themselves out 24/7 to take care of these people. These are real people, real numbers, and it’s not a hoax.” Read on to hear his warning—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these Sure Signs You’ve Already Had Coronavirus.
Dr. Fauci said that COVID-19 is unique—in how mystifying it is. “In all of my experience of dealing with infectious disease outbreaks over, you know, about 40 years, we’ve never seen anything like this,” he said. “It is true that those who are elderly and those who have underlying conditions have a greater propensity to have a serious outcome of COVID-19. But the thing that we don’t have a crisp, clear answer on is that why so many people, particularly young people, get infected and have either no symptoms at all, or just mild to moderate symptomatology. Whereas other people, including some young people, clearly overwhelmingly, the people who get into trouble are elderly, but we certainly have many examples of individuals who are young in their thirties, in their forties, and even in their twenties who get into serious trouble, why they get into trouble. And the overwhelming majority of younger people don’t—we don’t know, you can hypothesize that the level of receptors in the nose, in the throat, in the lung of people who do well is very low. Whereas the receptors for the virus are very high and those who get into trouble, but that’s just summarizing.”
“We don’t know that as a fact,” he said, “which is the reason why we still have a lot to learn about this very perplexing disease. The one thing we do know” is that COVID-19 is “leading to a very, very serious number of people who are getting sick and dying from this. Despite the fact that many, many, many people do really quite well.”