US sees a surge in COVID-19 cases

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Joe Biden, CDC, JHU

Fauci predicts further lockdown unlikely. CDC reports a high transmission rate in the US.

Where: United States

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Referring to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in the US as “an outbreak of the unvaccinated,” White House Chief Health Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said it was unlikely that the US would impose future lockdowns.

Fauci stated, “I don’t think we’re going to see lockdowns. I think we have enough of the percentage of people in the country, not enough to crush the outbreak, but I believe enough to not allow us to get into the situation we were in last winter.”

Fauci continued, “So we’re looking, not, I believe, to lockdown, but we’re looking to some pain and suffering in the future because we’re seeing the cases go up, which is the reason why we keep saying over and over again, the solution to this is get vaccinated, and this would not be happening.”

According to the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) COVID-19 data, all 50 states except Washington saw a rise in the weekly trend of new daily cases.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID Data Tracker reported a high community transmission rate in the US.

On July 30th, when asked if there would be more COVID-related guidelines or restrictions, President Biden said, “In all probability.”

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