During an appearance for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center campus in Seattle, Dr. Fauci lamented Americans’ resistance to mask-wearing and Covid-19 vaccinations. He called people’s concerns with those policies “inexplicable.”
He stated, “When you tell people they need to mask in an indoor congregate setting when you’re in a zone that has a high dynamic of infection — that is looked upon by a lot of people, not everybody, as an encroachment on your freedom.”
Before he commented on the masks, Fauci spoke about how most Americans had received a Covid-19 vaccine, but not the boosters. He stated that 67% of people in the U.S. are vaccinated, but half are not boosted. He continued, “How could that possibly be when you have a disease that’s killed one million Americans and you have a hesitancy to use a life-saving intervention, which is a vaccine and a booster? It seems like — what world are we living in?”
Data from John Hopkins University shows that Covid-19 deaths have stayed below 1.70 deaths per million since April 2022.