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  Dr. Fauci Sends COVID Skeptics This Fiery Message "Get rid of these ridiculous conspiracy theories and realize this is a public health crisis," Dr. Fauci said. “The data speak for themselves.”Dr. Fauci was asked by the Board about the state-by-state restrictions being implemented. Some are instituting curfews; other stay-at-home advisories. The national government is not tying them together. Earlier this week, Fauci argued for a more "unified approach.

Since Labor Day weekend, COVID-19 cases have been rising in most of the country—something Dr. Anthony Fauci, key member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force and the nation's leading infectious disease expert, warned about. However, there are still communities who have managed to control infections in their population. During a town hall with the Navajo Nation Leadership, Dr. Fauci praised the community for their proactive response to the coronavirus pandemic, revealing their secrets of success and offering suggestions to them—and the rest of us—in the months ahead. Read on to find out more, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus.

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  Dr. Fauci Says This Dr. Fauci worries that Thanksgiving travel will cause a surge of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases that might overwhelm hospitals. "When you think of the holiday season and the congregating indoors at what are innocent, lovely functions like meals with family and friends, you've got to really think" of the risk factors, said Fauci.

Anthony S. Fauci wearing a suit and tie: Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH) © Provided by Eat This, Not That! Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

They Followed Fauci's 4 Fundamentals

Dr. Fauci explains that while the Navajo Nation was hit particularly hard at the beginning of the pandemic, they managed to get back to a baseline by following his famous fundamentals.

"You rose to the occasion and responded in a way—despite the difficulties of the experience that you were having—to bring down the level of new cases to a very, very low level. And you did that by abiding by the things that I have been speaking about to the rest of the country, almost on a daily basis—wearing a mask uniformly, avoiding close contact, avoiding crowds, trying to do things outdoors versus indoors," he said.

Dr. Fauci Warns of "Stunning Number of Deaths"

  Dr. Fauci Warns of Dr. Fauci says, “it is conceivable that the 200,000 cases—the deaths that are now between 1,000 and 2,000 a day—if they go up.”In an interview with Alexander Nazaryan of Yahoo! News yesterday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease doctor, warned these hospitalizations can lead to more deaths. "If you look at where we are right now—at over a quarter of a million deaths over a relatively brief period of time in which you've had an early spring surge and early summer surge—now we're entering into a very vulnerable period," he warned.

"The reason you should be proud of what you've accomplished is that you have proven that when you do these public health measures, you can turn around a serious surge of infection. And I believe if the rest of the country looks at the model that the Navajo nation has shown that you can turn things around by carefully and assiduously adhering to the, of avoiding infection that we may see this happen throughout the country."

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He then pointed out that this is becoming more important now that the seasons are starting to change and flu season is just a month away.

"With regard to entering the flu season in the fall and the winter, we should try as best as we can to get as many people vaccinated with the flu shot as we possibly can," he suggested. "And the general recommendations of the CDC are to recommend that anyone six months of age or older gets vaccinated for flu so that you can prevent confluence of potentially two respiratory borne illnesses, because we know that the coronavirus SARS coronavirus II is not going to disappear. As we go indoors, it likely will challenge us for a surge."

If You're This Old, You May Be Last to Get the COVID Vaccine, Fauci Says

  If You're This Old, You May Be Last to Get the COVID Vaccine, Fauci Says According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the last group to be vaccinated against coronavrius (COVID-19) will likely be children.Fauci revealed in a recent interview with Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC that higher risk populations — older adults and anyone else who is considered high risk — will have first dibs on the vaccine. As for everyone else — the "general population" they will have to wait a few months, likely until late April or early May. "As you go down the list, it gets to people who are less at risk for serious disease," will be at the back end, Fauci said on NPR.

Fauci Says Flu Season May Be Milder Than Usual—With Your Help

Another benefit of following the lead of the Navajo nation in terms of mask-wearing and social distancing, is that flu season could prove to be much milder than usual.

"In the Southern hemisphere in Australia, Argentina and South Africa, whose flu season is from April to the end of August, they have found that because they have adhered to public health measures to prevent COVID-19, they have actually prevented influenza to the point that they have had the lowest level of influenza in their memory," he explained. "So that's a good lesson in the positive sense that if we get vaccinated and we superimpose upon that the public health measures that you are enacting successfully, that you may get influenza off the table in the sense of having to deal with two fluent outbreaks." As for yourself, consider skipping a fitness class, and to stay safe during this pandemic, don't miss these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.

Dr. Fauci Just Predicted These COVID Lockdowns

  Dr. Fauci Just Predicted These COVID Lockdowns "We expect, as we go into December, that we might see a surge superimposed upon that surge that we're already in,” Dr. Fauci said.Coronavirus cases are skyrocketing, leading to overflowing hospitals and more and more people dying, with states fast approaching the high levels of the Spring. We are all—no matter your political affiliation, or where you live—in a "very precarious position," says Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease doctor and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

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