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Obesity, hypertension, diabetes would kill enormous number of Americans in herd immunity

Christian Fernsby |
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director, warned against seeking to combat coronavirus through nationwide herd immunity.

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Topics: AMERICANS   

"If everyone contracted it, even with the relatively high percentage of people without symptoms," Fauci said, "a lot of people are going to die."

Fauci pointed to the prevalence of health issues among Americans that would result to large numbers of deaths if the coronavirus was spread widely.

"You look at the United States of America, with our epidemic of obesity, as it were. With the number of people with hypertension. With the number of people with diabetes. If everyone got infected, the death toll would be enormous and totally unacceptable," Fauci explained.

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