Fauci: We ‘need to be prepared’ for likely Covid uptick this winter

Fauci: We ‘need to be prepared’ for likely Covid uptick this winter

Sep 10, 2023 by Health Care - Politico

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  • | Cliff Owen/AP Photo Dr. Anthony Fauci, the former top infectious disease expert in the U.S., isn’t sounding alarm bells on the rising number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. yet, but he did caution that the trend will continue into the fall and winter months.
  • … And since we’re now at the end of the summer, it is likely that that will increase as we get into the fall and the winter.
  • “I mean, I can see that if we get a significant uptick in cases that you may see the recommendation that masks be used under certain circumstances and indoor crowded settings, but … certainly not federal mandates.
  • I would be extremely surprised if we would see that,” said Fauci, who became one of the most divisive public health figures in recent memory due in part to the masking recommendations that were imposed during the peak of the pandemic.

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