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Fauci says he’s an ‘example’ for COVID-19 vaccinations


WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, says his recovery from COVID-19 is an “example” for the nation on the protection offered by vaccines and boosters.

Speaking at a White House briefing, Fauci, 81, said he started experiencing symptoms of the virus on June 14 and tested positive a day later. On June 15, she was prescribed the antiviral drug paxlovid, which has been shown to be highly effective in preventing serious illness and death from COVID-19.

“I still feel great,” Fauci said Thursday, as the administration highlighted the protection offered by vaccines for people of all ages, after the United States became the first country in the world to expand eligibility. vaccine to children from the age of six. month.

“I think I’m an example, given my age, of what we’re all talking about today,” Fauci said. “I’m vaccinated. I’m double-boosted. And I believe that if I wasn’t, I most likely wouldn’t speak to you as well as I do, I think, right now. So everything is fine with Fauci.

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