It is too soon to conclude that COVID-19 has “flu”: Anthony Fauci

It is too soon to conclude that COVID-19 has “flu”: Anthony Fauci

Fauci added that another reason for concern in the new wave of infections is the capacity for reinfection of the Omicron variant (people who have had the disease get sick again), which makes it extremely difficult to achieve the desired group immunity.

The American expert acknowledged that one of the great errors in the global strategy against the pandemic has been the lack of coordination on issues such as vaccination: “The virus cannot be allowed to circulate freely in certain parts of the world, there is a moral obligation with the countries low-income,” he said.

A health worker prepares a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

We must continue to be prepared in this pandemic

With this overview, health experts agree that “the world must be prepared for the worst possible scenario, even if it is not the most likely”, in the sense that a new highly contagious and highly lethal variant may emerge, He said.

The leader of the expert coalition for epidemic preparedness CEPI, Richard Hatchett, added that “it can be anticipated that COVID-19 will behave like the flu in that it will continue to circulate among people”, but there is still worrying aspects, such as its rapid contagion capacity.

Regarding the progress that the Modern company has a vaccine against Ómciron very soon, Fauci assured that the current situation in which booster doses are considered every time a new variant of the coronavirus emerges is not optimal and a universal vaccine should be tried that can serve against any evolution of SARS-CoV-2.

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