Americans have rightfully believed that the end of the coronavirus pandemic right around the corner, particularly as the Biden administration continues to outpace their own ambitious goals for vaccinations week after week.
The vaccine rollout was touted by many as the light at the end of the tunnel of this long national nightmare. With these inoculations, we would be able to once again some semblance of normalcy here in the United States.
White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday advised people who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 to hold off on congregating indoors to eat or drink.
Mehdi Hasan, host of MSNBC’s “The Mehdi Hasan Show,” asked Fauci, “What is the message to vaccinated and unvaccinated Americans as to what they should and should not be doing right now? For example, eating and drinking indoors in restaurants and bars — is that OK now?”
According to Fauci, “it’s still not OK” to gather indoors. He cited the “level of infection” as “still really disturbingly high.”
“No, it’s still not OK for the simple reason that the level of infection, the dynamics of infection in the community are still really disturbingly high,” Fauci advised. “Like just yesterday, there were close to 80,000 new infections, and we’ve been hanging around 60,000, 70,000, 75,000.”
The news will not go over well with many Americans, who have been waiting patiently to finally receive a dose of one of the several vaccines that are currently in circulation.
Fauci has garnered quite a reputation for himself during this pandemic, often being referred to as “Dr. Doom” for his gloomy take on recovery.
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