Fauci said people blaming immigrants for the spread of COVID-19 in the US need to 'face reality'

Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), at the White House in January 2021. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images
According to a poll, 55% of Republicans believe that immigrants and tourists are the main reason for COVID spreading.

Dr. Anthony Fauci stated that it's "absolutely" not the case, based on data from the US.

Fauci stated that although immigrants are susceptible to getting infected, they are not the cause.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci stated Sunday that COVID-19 is not being spread in the US by immigrants, despite the belief of some Americans.

Dana Bash, CNN host, asked Fauci about the recent poll which found that 55% of Republicans and 40% unvaccinated Americans believed that immigrants and tourists were a major factor in the surge.

Bash asked Fauci (director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) if immigrants are the main reason for COVID-19 spreading to the US.

He said, "No, absolutely not." "If you look at all the data, and only look at those who have been infected, then look at those who are still in hospital, and the people who have died. This is not driven primarily by immigrants.

COVID-19 has claimed the lives of more than 700,000. More than 43 million cases have been reported.

Fauci stated that COVID-19 transmission in the USA is the same problem as in other countries around the globe.

Fauci stated that "the problem is in our country." While immigrants are susceptible to getting infected, they are not the cause of the problem. Let's face it, this is the reality.

Some Republican politicians, including Florida Governor, have tried to blame immigrants for the rise in COVID-19. Ron DeSantis, Texas Governor. Greg Abbott. Public health experts say there is no evidence that migrants are driving the surges. These spikes occurred over the summer in the US, especially in areas with low vaccination rates.

Although COVID-19 cases have been declining in many parts of the country, Fauci said Sunday that it was too early to predict what the holiday season would look like.

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