With Vaccines against covid-19 now available to all adults, and cases going down (at least in the US; India is another tragic story), it feels like it’s usually within our reach. But when? How soon will we hug again? And be back in the office without worry? Dr. Anthony Fauci, Chief Medical Adviser to the President and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, spoke with Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN about just that. Read on for 5 important predictions he has about the future ̵
“People want to know something … When will I feel comfortable that I think things are really getting to the point where we can start approaching normalcy?” said Dr. Fauci. “Well, certainly not 60,000 new cases a day.” It’s about what we have now. “Is it 10,000 [cases daily]? Maybe. I think. But I do not know for sure before [we’re] there. “Dr. Fauci said he understood why people keep asking him.” It is understandable; I do not like it at all – that people demand a number. So if you ask me, ‘When do you think we can start approaching normalcy?’ And I said to you, ‘Sanjay, I have no idea. I do not know.’ You never get me and say, ‘Aha! You gave me a number and you’m wrong. ‘But you do not want to say,’ does this guy not even think about it? Is he not trying to figure it out? ‘”” So you give a guest estimate, and if the guest estimate is correct, large, “he continued. He was reluctant to give an exact number, because then he would be blown up if it was not true. Continue reading for the other four points that cannot be taken out.
Something that Fauci does not find easy to explain to humans is “what we call the relative risk and the risk that someone is willing to take … So what happens is that since there is different risk aversion in society, when The CDC says ‘If you’ when you are vaccinated, you may or may not do this, ‘someone will always argue with that recommendation and think that it is either too strict or not, when really what we are saying is:’ This is the broad, general range of how to think about things. ‘And everyone has a different measure of how much risk they will take there. One day you will say,’ Hi, I’m vaccinated. I do not care. My risk is very low for everything. I’m going to do what it is I want to do. ‘And there are some who will say,’ I’m vaccinated, but I really want this risk as low as it possibly can be. ‘ “
“I am often asked, ‘What would you do?'” Said Dr. Fauci. “And not infrequently I would either be on one side or the other of what the recommendation is. But as an official, you have to be careful that you do not get in front of the CDC or behind the CDC. Because the one thing you do not want is people [to] say, ‘Look at this: these people, they disagree with each other.’ … You have to have something that is broadly applicable to the country with variations. … So that’s the thing that gets confusing in the messages. “
“I think we’re coming back to normal a lot,” said Dr. Fauci to Gupta. “I think people who … human nature, care so much about physical interaction that the hug and the physical contact come back. I do not think it will disappear. I can not imagine that we But I think people will think more about public health, because when, for example, there are outbreaks of flu, I think people in a winter season … temporarily … might start wearing masks. One thing we learned is that the public health goals we initiated to keep Covid-19 out, and essentially wiped out the flu in Australia during their season, we have had, like, 100 times less flu this year than we had in the past It’s remarkable how little flu there has been. “
“The other thing that I think will be different is that people will realize that” Is it really a good idea for me to get on a plane, fly to Paris to give a 35-minute lecture and then come back … when I just as well gave a lecture on a Zoom with all the technologies we have? ‘I think you will see that many more people do not go out of their way and turn out when they could communicate as you and I communicate right now. “Unil then, follow Fauci’s basics and help end this pandemic, no matter where you live – use a face mask who fit close and are double layer, do not travel, social distance, avoid large crowds, do not go indoors with people you are not sheltered with (especially in bars), practice good hand hygiene, be vaccinated when it becomes available to you and To protect your life and the lives of others, do not visit any of these 35 places where you most likely catch COVID.