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Fauci: 'The country still has a long way to go to be safe'

Original post made on Nov 11, 2021

Despite millions of vaccine doses administered across the country, the COVID-19 threat is still real, Dr. Anthony Fauci said during a virtual town hall meeting on Tuesday night.

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Posted by What Will They Do Next
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 11, 2021 at 11:24 am

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Posted by Jesse Bream
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Nov 11, 2021 at 3:03 pm

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Dr. Fauci's infectious disease credibility that that of Dr. Birx has gone down the tubes and should be taken with a grain of salt.

The coronavirus is here to stay and there is no cure, just containment.

That said, most people should still get fully vaccinated, avoid large indoor gatherings, and wear a face mask when warranted.

Post vaccination breakthrough infections have proven that there is no real immunity from Covid-19 and Americans still have a choice between endemic and containment.

Posted by Jane
a resident of Ventura
on Nov 11, 2021 at 11:04 pm

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We'll *never* be safe even if we were to make covid completely extinct. We need to take balanced measures to manage the whole spectrum of risk while living life and raising our children. We all got obsessed for a while and forgot this.

Immunization is miraculous these days and on top of simple easy hygiene (wash hands, stand back a little, stay home if sick) can mitigate a great deal of risk but it will never be zero. [Portion removed.]

Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 12, 2021 at 5:36 am

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He is still not mentioning that for healthy people this is not such a concern.

He has missed out on a good way to encourage people to lose weight and get more exercise and eat healthier foods. The people who are suffering most are those with other health conditions and many of those are lifestyle related.

Everything he says has to be weighed with the likelihood that for most of us we will recover from Covid the same as we recover from flu or pneumonia. These are also potential killers, but for healthy individuals we take the risks in our stride. The same has to be done about Covid. That doesn't mean we don't take the precautions, but it does mean that we have to stop living in fear. We can return to the majority of things we used to do, we just have to remain vigilant in a way that we had become negligent before.

Posted by PA Community Advocate
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 13, 2021 at 10:01 am

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It’s shocking how there is no accountability for this guy. His predictions have largely been proven incorrect. His pandemic response has led the US to perform worse than 3rd world countries with far less resources.

There is unfortunately not that much difference across states that followed his guidelines (California) and those that he demonized (Florida).

Birx took the fall for all the mistakes, but somehow this bureaucrat got a pass. Is it sexism?

These Stanford and Harvard professors are spot on in their recent analysis: Web Link

Posted by PA Community Advocate
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 13, 2021 at 10:13 am

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Also we are approaching 2 years of many politicians and media members treating every word this bureaucrat says as gospel with deadly results, absurd sacrifices by children, and unnecessary societal division in this country.

At what point do you say it’s time to pass the baton to other scientific leaders?

Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Nov 13, 2021 at 10:42 pm

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What about getting the worrisome long Covid?

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