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'No doubt' US has undercounted COVID-19 deaths: Fauci

'No doubt' US has undercounted COVID-19 deaths: Fauci”

"India is the largest vaccine-producing country in the world".

Fauci, in an interview with NBC News' "Meet the Press" on Sunday, noted that mask-wearing dramatically impacted the most recent flu season.

In New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy launched a "Shot and a Beer" programme to encourage vaccination, while in West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced that the state will offer US$100 savings bonds to residents aged 16 to 35 who get inoculated.

"That's the reason why other countries need to chip in to be able to get either supplies to the Indians to make their own vaccines or to get vaccines donated".

Former Food and Drug Administration chief Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CBS News' "Face the Nation" that COVID-19 cases were down to a "point right now where we can. start lifting these ordinances and allowing people to resume normal activity".

More news: Canada's Alberta province toughens COVID-19 restrictions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention adjusted its mask recommendations in late April, saying many unmasked outdoor activities such as running or walking were safe, especially for vaccinated Americans.

Last month, Fauci warned that the United States was on the brink of another COVID-19 surge and said that it would be wrong for Americans to ease up on masking and social distancing just because the country had exceeded its vaccination targets.

Fauci said, "You know, that's quite possible. They've got to get their resources, not only from within, but also from without", Fauci said.

"Then there's the problem of looking forward to how are you going to shut this down, how are you going to turn it around, how are you going to break the chain of transmission?" he said, underlining the need for a countrywide lockdown to arrest the spread of the virus.

The country has officially lost over 581,000 people to the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus - but a University of Washington study released Thursday estimated deaths at more than 900,000.



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