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Fauci Warns ‘january Will Be Terrible’, Since The United States Covid Hospitalizations Continue To Increase

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Current COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. have surpassed 100,000. The number of people in hospital blew past the previous record level of 60,000 in early November, and has been rising ever since.

Speaking to Newsweek, Dr. Anthony Fauci warned: “January is going to be terrible,” with the outbreak expected to reach its worst level yet.

The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and member of the White House COVID-19 task force explained: “I think January is going to be terrible because you’re going to have the Thanksgiving surge super-imposed upon the Christmas surge. So it’s entirely conceivable that January could be the worst.”

“At least two to 2.5 weeks, maybe even three, between two and three weeks from when the travel [for Thanksgiving] started, that’s when you’re going to see the peaks,” Fauci noted.

When asked if he anticipates the post-Thanksgiving tallies for cases, deaths and hospitalizations being bad, Fauci told Newsweek: “Unfortunately I do. I hate to say that but it’s the truth and the reality. I do see that happening.”

Fauci told Newsweek: “The reporting is not accurate for the next few days following a holiday. So what you see is an artificial dip in everything—in cases, in deaths.

“Usually around two weeks later you start to see the increase in cases, which are then followed subsequently by an increase in hospitalizations and followed by an increase in deaths.

“If you and I travel and then go home and have family dinners, you’re gonna see infections two to three weeks from there and then a week later you’ll see more hospitalizations and then two weeks later you’ll see more deaths,” Fauci noted.

The recent rise in cases and deaths following Thanksgiving “is probably the result of people doing things indoors two weeks earlier, even pre-dating Thanksgiving, or associated with the travel for Thanksgiving,” Fauci explained.

Fauci’s warning comes as the total confirmed cases in the U.S. approaches 14.2 million, with at least 276,401 total reported deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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