Fauci says Canada does better on vaccinations because there’s no ‘divisiveness’ like in the U.S.
By Jenny Goldsberry
Medical Advisor to the President Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared on CNN Monday to discuss Canada’s high vaccination rates. The country is currently 71% vaccinated. Meanwhile, the United States is only 56% vaccinated.
“Well Canada is doing better not because we are trying any less than they are trying,” Fauci told host Kate Bolduan. “It’s because in Canada you don’t have that divisiveness of people not wanting to get vaccinated in many respects on the basis of ideology and — and political persuasion and that’s something that we’ve been saying for sometime now.”
Fauci believes that the political divisiveness lead to failures in handling the COVID-19 pandemic. “I mean, political differences are totally understandable and in a natural part of the process in any country,” Fauci said. “But when it comes to a public health issue, in which you’re in the middle of a deadly pandemic and the common enemy in the virus, it just doesn’t make any sense to essentially disregard or don’t pay attention to what’s obvious. Namely that if you look at numbers, they tell you something very important. 99.5 percent of all of the deaths due to Covid-19 in this country are among unvaccinated people, and 0.5 percent are among vaccinated people. That’s a public health issue. That’s not political, that’s not ideological, it’s a public health issue.”
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