Coronavirus US: The US top coronavirus adviser, Dr Anthony Fauci, on Sunday said that "things are going to get worse" in the United States as the Delta variant has led to a rise in Covid-19 cases in the country.
Fauci also said that he does not think that the United States will return to lockdowns, even as the number of Covid-19 cases in the country has been rising largely because of the highly infectious delta variant.
"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," he said in his recent interview.
However, he said that "things are going to get worse." He also contended that the country was "seeing an outbreak of the unvaccinated."
"We have 100 million people in this country who are eligible to be vaccinated who are not getting vaccinated. We are seeing an outbreak of the unvaccinated," he said.
Dr Anthony Fauci added that there will likely be "some pain and suffering in the future." "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," he added.
Furthermore, he stressed that the solution to this is to get vaccinated and this would not be happening," he said.
The number of coronavirus cases in the US has crept up in recent weeks largely because of the delta variant, which is now the dominant strain in the United States.