Advertisement

99% of COVID-19 deaths in U.S. involve unvaccinated people, Fauci says

Click to play video: '99% of COVID-19 deaths in U.S. involve unvaccinated people, Fauci says' 99% of COVID-19 deaths in U.S. involve unvaccinated people, Fauci says
WATCH ABOVE: America’s top infectious disease expert says about 99.2 per cent of recent COVID-19 deaths in the United States involved unvaccinated people. – Jul 4, 2021

America’s top infectious disease expert says about 99.2 per cent of recent COVID-19 deaths in the United States involved unvaccinated people. And Dr. Anthony Fauci says “it’s really sad and tragic that most all of these are avoidable and preventable.”

Read more: Fauci says 3 approved COVID-19 vaccines ‘really quite good,’ urges public to accept shots

He tells NBC’s “Meet the Press” it’s frustrating “where you have a formidable enemy” in the coronavirus and “yet we do have a countermeasure that’s highly, highly effective. And that’s the reason why it’s all the more sad and all the more tragic why it isn’t being completely implemented in this country.”

Click to play video: 'Delta COVID-19 variant ‘greatest threat’ to U.S. pandemic response: Fauci' Delta COVID-19 variant ‘greatest threat’ to U.S. pandemic response: Fauci
Delta COVID-19 variant ‘greatest threat’ to U.S. pandemic response: Fauci – Jun 22, 2021

Fauci cites the reasons for opposition to the vaccine by some Americans, whether it’s “ideological” or whether some “are just fundamentally anti-vax or anti-science.”

Story continues below advertisement

He says the country does “have the tools to counter” the pandemic and he’s asking people to “put aside all of those differences and realize that the common enemy is the virus.”

Read more: It would be ‘very helpful’ if Trump advised supporters to get COVID-19 vaccine: Fauci

Click to play video: 'Dr. Fauci explains science behind new CDC mask recommendations in U.S. amid pandemic' Dr. Fauci explains science behind new CDC mask recommendations in U.S. amid pandemic
Dr. Fauci explains science behind new CDC mask recommendations in U.S. amid pandemic – May 16, 2021

Fauci notes the United States is “very fortunate” that it has “enough vaccines to vaccinate essentially everybody in the country. And there are people throughout the world who would do anything to get vaccines.”

The United States has registered over 605,000 deaths in the pandemic, the highest national toll in the world.

Sponsored content