(RoyalPatriot.com )- Dr. Anthony Fauci is terribly afraid of a monster — a “monster” variant of COVID-19, that is.
The country’s leading infectious disease expert told Mike Brzenzinski, the co-host of “Morning Joe,” recently that new cases of coronavirus are far outpacing the number of vaccinations needed among Americans to slow the spread of the Delta variant.
When asked on the show whether this spread of the Delta variant might eventually lead to a “monster” variant, Fauci said there was a significant risk of that happening, as long as the coronavirus continues to spread as aggressively as it is right now.
Fauci, the chief infectious disease expert for the White House, said:
“One of the reasons why we want to make sure that we get as many people vaccinated as we possibly can is that viruses will not mutate if they don’t have the opportunity to spread and replicate.”
One of the main reasons why the White House is undertaking is aggressive push to increase the number of vaccines across the country is to prevent any future variants from developing. As Fauci explained:
“You don’t want to see more variants come in because then it would, in many respects, it would negate some of the very positive protections from the vaccines.”
In recent months, the number of new COVID-19 cases as well as deaths from the virus have climbed back up to levels that weren’t seen since last winter. The new virus levels have erased the months of progress that were made during the early months of the vaccine rollouts.
The higher levels of cases and deaths are also playing right into the hands of President Joe Biden and his administration, which says that increasing vaccinations across the country would help stop the spread. It’s also what the White House is leaning on as it is releasing new vaccine requirements for both the public sector as well as some private sector businesses.
Last week, Fauci talked to this problem when he said to Axios:
“In a country of our size, you can’t be hanging around and having 100,000 infections a day. You’ve got to get well below 10,000 before you start feeling comfortable.”
The Delta variant is spreading quite rapidly in most parts of the country, but especially in the South, where residents have been much more reluctant to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
There are hotspots popping up all over the place in Louisiana and Florida, and in other states such as Tennessee, Georgia and Kentucky. Students returning to in-person schooling is compounding the problem that is also being caused by low levels of vaccination as well as loosening of mask restrictions.
Another major contributing factor for the surge in the South is that people there use air conditioning more because of the higher temperatures. This just circulates the air for indoor locations, which helps spread any coronavirus around if it’s in the air.