What did Fauci say about kids and COVID-19 variants?
- “The best way to protect the children (against variants) is to bring the level of virus circulation in the community down,” he said.
- He said he urges any “adults who are eligible for vaccination to get vaccinated.”
Fauci’s comments came as the delta variant continues to spread throughout the United States.
- “In several weeks or a month or so, it is going to be quite dominant,” he said.
- He added, “It’s the unvaccinated people that we’re concerned about. ... If they are unvaccinated, they are at risk.”
Cases rise among younger Utahns
Dr. Russell Vinik, chief medical operations officer of the Salt Lake City-based University of Utah Health, told the Deseret News that cases among young Utahns are “very, very concerning.”
Stephen Goldstein, a postdoctoral researcher at University of Utah School of Medicine, told reporters that getting vaccinated is the key to stopping the variants from spreading.
- “If you want to not have to do those things and you want to try to avoid becoming infected with SARS C0-V-2, and the delta variant in particular, then you should get vaccinated,” Goldstein said. “It’s important to understand that if you choose not to get vaccinated, ultimately, there’s a very high likelihood you’ll become infected.”