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Fauci believes the worst of COVID pandemic could be ahead

Fauci believes the worst of COVID pandemic could be ahead
There have been more than 63,000 confirmed deaths from coronavirus in December in the U.S. — the most of any month since the pandemic began.

The infectious diseases expert told CNN he agrees with President-elect Joe Biden’s estimation that the worst of the pandemic could be ahead of us.Fauci told CNN on Sunday that he estimates between 70% and 85% of people will need to be vaccinated for herd immunity to be reached.“The reason I’m concerned, and my colleagues in public health are concerned also, is that we very well might see a post-seasonal — in the sense of Christmas, New Year’s — surge, and, as I have described it, as a surge upon a surge,” Fauci said CNN’s “State of the Union” program.(Graeme Jennings/AP Photo) Last week, Biden said the “darkest days” of the pandemic are ahead of us.

Anthony Fauci expects more dire days ahead as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage on through the holidays.Anthony Fauci.

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