Fauci worried about increased hospitalizations but hopeful about schools
Anthony Fauci on Sunday predicted increased hospitalizations during the winter but was also hopeful that children will be able to remain in schools.
“We are going to see a significant stress in some regions of the country on the hospital system, particularly in those areas where you have a low level of vaccination,” he told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.”
As the country neared Christmas and New Year’s, more and more people have recently become infected with Covid-19, including breakthrough cases among the vaccinated. The U.S. officially hit 800,000 Covid deaths while averaging about 1,300 deaths per day.
On ABC’s “This Week,” Fauci, President Joe Biden’s top medical adviser, was asked by Jonathan Karl whether he expected a need for the type of lockdowns the nation experienced last year.
“I don’t foresee the kind of lockdowns that we’ve seen before, but I certainly see the potential for stress on our hospital system.”