The autumn and winter months come and COVID-19 infections begin to increase across the country. Although a vaccine is expected in the next few months, experts have warned that once the immunization is available, it is likely to take a year or more for it to be truly effective nationally. This is the reason Dr. Anthony Fauci, a leading national expert on infectious diseases and a key member of the White House Working Group on Coronavirus, urges the importance of following several recommended prevention strategies, which he called its foundations. And during an interview with Cable on Wednesday he added a new one to the list. Read on and to overcome this pandemic in the healthiest way, don̵
The flu shot is ready now, he said: Take one
Dr. Fauci has made it clear that stopping the economy is not on his list of things to do to control the pandemic.
“We are talking about a very cautious and careful approach to opening up the economy through a total of five or six things,” he explained. These include “wearing masks evenly, avoiding crowds, keeping your distance, doing things outdoors much more preferentially than indoors, and washing your hands often.”
“It sounds like pretty simple things, but they have a big impact on whether you can make those waves go down,” he added.
And due to the approaching season of colds and flu, he offered another recommendation: to make the flu. “We now have enough flu vaccine to vaccinate almost 200 million people,” he said.
“Everyone, six months or older, should get the flu,” he said.
“If we stick to these public health measures, which I just mentioned, and stick to them, we can alleviate the flu season well,” he continued.
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Other countries have seen success with the flu vaccine
He used Australia and Argentina, “our colleagues in the Southern Hemisphere” as an example of the effectiveness of his recommendations, pointing out that they “had an almost non-existent flu season, for the first time in memory of having such a low flu season,” he said. he.
“The reason is that they are sticking to the public health measures I just mentioned. So when we enter the flu season, get the flu and please pay attention to these very simple public health recommendations,” he concluded.
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