Dr. Anthony Fauci is saying that new COVID-19 cases are spreading rapidly enough that the number of vaccinated people isn’t enough to slow the spread and stop a potential mutation.
Fauci said that by giving the virus a chance to spread, it heightens the risk of mutating into a strain the undoes a lot of the work the vaccine has done so far.
The number of deaths due to COVID-19 in the U.S. have now reached the high levels of last year, essentially negating the months of progress social distancing, masks, and closures made.
The averages are around 1,800 COVID-19 deaths per day and 170,000 new cases per day in the United States.
The highest peak of the virus was in January when new cases were reaching 250,000 per day and 3,400 deaths.
Fauci says in order to get the virus under control in the country, there can’t be 100,000 new cases a day, there needs to be closer to 10,000 if any.