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Fact check: Fauci warns of COVID-19 rise because of low vaccinations, not creation of 'two Americas'

As the U.S. slowly makes its way to what public health experts estimate is needed to achieve herd immunity – having about 80%-90% of the population immunized against COVID-19 – vaccine uptake in much of the South, particularly in rural areas, lags behind.

States like Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi have less than 40% of adults partially vaccinated and less than 35% fully vaccinated. The average partial and full vaccination rates for adults across the U.S. are at about 67% and 57% as of July 2, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

What does this vaccine gap mean for the nation? Some on social media claim Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says it will split the country in two.

"Fauci says there will be 'two Americas': One for vaccinated, one for unvaccinated," claims a viral tweet containing a screenshot of Fauci on CNN and shared in a June 30 Instagram post.

USA TODAY has reached out to the Instagram user for comment.


While there are concerns of deepening regional disparities due to vaccination, Fauci's quote isn't declaring some sort of division based on who's been jabbed. Rather, it's referring to how differences in vaccination coverage will be affected by the rising Delta variant of the virus.

Poor vaccination coverage means greater vulnerability to COVID-19
Speaking with CNN's Don Lemon on June 30, Fauci described how the more contagious Delta variant – now responsible for one in four COVID-19 cases nationwide – will cause differences in the number of cases depending on how well-vaccinated an area is.

"When you have such a low level of vaccination superimposed upon a variant that has a high degree of efficiency of spread, what you’re going to see among under-vaccinated regions — be they states, cities or counties — you’re going to see these individual types of blips. It’s almost like it’s going to be two Americas," he told Lemon.

"You’re going to have areas where the vaccine rate is high, where there’s more than 70% of the population has received at least one dose. When you compare that with areas where you might have 35% of the people vaccinated, you clearly have a high risk of seeing these spikes in those selected areas."



Fauci emphasized this forecasted spike was entirely avoidable and preventable with vaccination.

COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the U.S. don't provide 100% protection against the Delta variant, but recent research out of the U.K. looking at Pfizer's shot, and by Moderna, found they do confer significant immunity. You have to be fully vaccinated though for that to kick in.

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said Johnson & Johnson's vaccine may protect against the Delta variant as well since the same U.K. study found AstraZeneca's vaccine, which uses a similar platform to J&J's shot, was highly effective. But further studies into this are pending.

Our rating: Missing context
Based on our research, we rate the claim Fauci said there will be "two Americas" based on COVID-19 vaccination MISSING CONTEXT, because without additional information it could be misleading. While speaking to CNN's Don Lemon on June 30, Fauci did mention "two Americas" but he was referring to how differences in vaccination coverages across the U.S. will be affected by the rising Delta variant, not an actual division based on vaccination status.

Our fact-check sources:
University of Missouri Health Care, accessed July 2, COVID-19 Vaccine Key to Reaching 'Herd Immunity
NPR, June 11, Rural Communities Fall Further Behind in COVID-19 Vaccinations Rates
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, July 2, COVID-19 Vaccinations in the United States
Suburban Black Man, June 30, Twitter post
CNN, June 30, Fauci on vaccination rates: It's almost like there's two Americas
CNN, June 29, CDC: Delta variant now accounts for 1 in 4 cases nationwide
Public Health England, May 22, Vaccines highly effective against B.1.617.2 variant after 2 doses
Business Wire, June 29, Moderna Provides a Clinical Update on the Neutralizing Activity of its COVID-19 Vaccine on Emerging Variants Including the Delta Variant First Identified in India
CNBC, June 30, U.S. surgeon general says Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine may protect people against delta variant
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No thank you....


I'm done with the paranoia...
To each his own, as they say,
I try to keep up with it as does my neighbor who is also elderly like me.
And my spouse who is super extra elderly.
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Lacking context is Leftist doublespeak for what Lord Fauci said is not what he meant. It must be reinterpreted by the so-called fact checkers.

Fauci clearly meant there will be 2 Americas designated by vaccination status. Vaccination will be just the start of actions the public health establishment will require to be a good citizen. After all the Chinese government dictates to their citizens and they are the model for the Marxist Democrats running the country.
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Between people trying to use vaccination status as a 'social score', and the Democrats promoting the idea that to 'achieve equality in credit scoring' the government should be administering credit scores, the push for Marxism is picking up speed.

I hope that I am long gone from this mortal coil comes that time.
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Between people trying to use vaccination status as a 'social score', and the Democrats promoting the idea that to 'achieve equality in credit scoring' the government should be administering credit scores, the push for Marxism is picking up speed.

I hope that I am long gone from this mortal coil comes that time.
new one. so that's a point for you.

It's amazing how the same people who were nonchalant about geting a flu shot or their kids vaccinated for school are now up in arms thinking the gubment is putting a chip in their arm with the covid-19 shot.
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new one. so that's a point for you.

It's amazing how the same people who were nonchalant about geting a flu shot or their kids vaccinated for school are now up in arms thinking the gubment is putting a chip in their arm with the covid-19 shot.
It's amazing how the same people who were up in arms thinking the gubment and anyone over 30 were not to be trusted and chanted self righteously "my body my choice" and "get back to nature"
are now nonchalant about getting a experimental gubment/corporate drugs and have near 'invasion of the body snatchers' like trust and support for in pronouncements from gubment bureaucrats and "officials" .
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new one. so that's a point for you.

It's amazing how the same people who were nonchalant about geting a flu shot or their kids vaccinated for school are now up in arms thinking the gubment is putting a chip in their arm with the covid-19 shot.
There very well maybe people who think that way. However, that would not be me.

If someone chooses to get a vaccine, then go for it. Leave the rest of us alone.

The absurdity of attempting to use private medical information as a cudgel for 'compliance' is the undermining of personal choice and personal freedom, for whatever reason that person chooses.
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