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Fauci explains the rise in Covid-19 cases among younger people

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on March 18.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies throughout a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee listening to on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on March 18. Susan Walsh/Pool/Getty Images

Dr. Anthony Fauci defined Wednesday why the United States is now seeing extra Covid-19 cases among younger people.

It’s in half as a result of so many older people are vaccinated, he mentioned, and in addition due to unfold in day care facilities and in school sporting occasions.

“When you look at the entire population, there’s relatively more protection among older individuals as opposed to younger individuals,” Fauci instructed CNN.

Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, famous that greater than 75% of people ages 65 years and older have acquired at the least one shot of the Covid-19 vaccine in the US.

He mentioned numerous components are at play, together with clusters of cases in day cares and faculty sports activities groups — in which people are in shut contact and generally aren’t carrying masks — and the B.1.1.7 variant.

“I think that is what is explaining these surges of cases in young individuals,” he mentioned.

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