Fauci says polio would still exist in the US if the 'false information' currently being spread existed decades ago

If the health misinformation currently spreading regarding coronavirus vaccines existed during the days of polio, it would have never been eradicated, 박사. 안토니 포시, President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, said Saturday.

Asked by CNN’s Jim Acosta about the misinformation spread by Fox News regarding the Covid-19 vaccines, Fauci said, “We probably would still have polio in this country if we had the kind of false information that’s being spread now.
그는 덧붙였다, “If we had that back decades ago, I would be certain that we’d still have polio in this country.
      The statement comes as dangerous falsehoods about Covid-19 vaccines are swirling and as health experts warn of the more transmissible Delta variant’s increasing spread among unvaccinated Americans.
        Nationwide vaccination rates are dropping, while in 46 주, the rates of new Covid cases this past week are 적어도 10% 더 높은 than the rates of new cases the previous week, Johns Hopkins University의 데이터에 따르면.
          Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told Acosta the vaccines are shown to behighly effective in preventing symptomatic, clinically apparent disease.
          아직 less than half of the US population — 48.5%, per the latest data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — 완전히 예방 접종을 받았습니다. And it’s the communities with lower vaccination rates that are at risk.
          Despite the rise of the Delta variant, 아직도 97% of people who are hospitalized or killed by this virus are unvaccinated,” 박사가 말했다. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia and a member of the US Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisory committee. “If the Delta variant were escaping, essentially, immunity induced by vaccination, then you should have seen a rise in people who are vaccinated, but nonetheless were still hospitalized and killed. And that hasn’t happened.
          Among those states that have fully vaccinated less than half of their residents, 그만큼 average Covid-19 case rate 였다 11 new cases per 100,000 people last week, 에 비해 4 당 100,000 among states that have fully vaccinated more than half of their residents, according to a CNN analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University.
          If you look at the extraordinary success in eradicating smallpox and eliminating polio for most of the worldand we’re on the brink of eradicating polioif we had had the pushback for vaccines the way we’re seeing on certain media, I don’t think it would’ve been possible at all to not only eradicate smallpox, we probably would still have smallpox,” said Fauci.
          Polio once was a common virus. In some young children it can affect the nerves and cause muscle weakness or paralysis. There is no treatment and no cure but getting vaccinated can prevent infection.
            Just in August 2020, polio was eradicated from Africa after governments and non-profits had worked since 1996 to eliminate the virus with sustained vaccination campaigns.
            Polio has now been eradicated in the Americas, Southeast Asia, Europe, most of Australasia and in Africa. Wild strains of polio circulate now in only two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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