White House Chief Medical Adviser Anthony Fauci said: Vaccines against the Corona virus are still very effective, despite reports of HIV infections among those receiving both doses of the vaccine.
“The possibility of being seriously infected with the virus is very low,” Fauci said in an interview with CBS.
And Bloomberg news agency reported that Fauci said in the interview: “It is more likely that you will be infected with the virus, but you will not have symptoms or will be mild symptoms, and thus the vaccine has done its job.”
Fauci’s comments come after a week of ambiguity, anxiety, and accusations of mistakes by the administration of US President Joe Biden, against the background of the acceleration of the outbreak of the Corona virus due to the Delta strain.
Cases have increased fivefold compared to last month, with a state such as Florida reporting record infections. Hospitalization and death rates are also rising at a national level, but not at the same level as at the height of the pandemic previously.
And the Center for Disease Control and Prevention last week modified its position, and said that vaccinators should return to wearing masks in closed places, as the chances of infection with the virus increase. The center’s data also raised questions about the protection offered by vaccines, although they are still very effective in preventing the deterioration of coronavirus cases and deaths.
The center said that of the 163 million people who were fully vaccinated in America, 6,239 people were transferred to the hospital, and 1,263 people died. It is noteworthy that the high incidence of HIV infection indicates that vaccinated people contract the virus like unvaccinated people, which indicates that they can spread the virus more easily than previously thought.
Fauci said that this is the “basic principle” on which the center relied to amend its recommendations regarding wearing masks. He added, “When you are in a closed public place, you must wear a muzzle.” He pointed out that it is important for people to receive the vaccine to stop the spread of the virus.