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Fauci Warns of Potential Rise in U.S. Covid Cases as Funding Runs Dry

  • Recent U.K. case spike likely to happen in U.S., Fauci says
  • Vulnerable people likely going to need fourth vaccine shot
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WATCH: Think Covid is over? Not so fast. Bloomberg’s Tim Loh reports.Source: Bloomberg

The U.S. could soon see Covid-19 cases rise again and vulnerable people are likely to need a fourth vaccine dose, one of President Joe Biden’s top health advisers warned as the White House calls for more money to fight the pandemic.

Anthony Fauci, the longtime head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a Biden adviser, said U.K. officials are already warning him of an increase there driven by the BA.2 sub-variant, easing restrictions and waning protection from vaccines, and that the U.S. tends to be a few weeks behind case curves in the U.K.