The head of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has described the outbreak of the coronavirus in the country as dire and serious.

Iran PressAmerica: US President Joe Biden’s top medical advisor Anthony Fauci on Sunday said that while the US is not likely to see more lockdowns, “some pain and suffering” still lie ahead for the country due to the growing number of infections in the country. The remarks from Fauci came even as the risk of infections due to the Delta variant remains higher in the country.

"Things are going to get worse. If you look at the acceleration of the number of cases, the seven-day average has gone up substantially,” Fauci said. “We say it over and over again and it's the truth, we have 100 million people in this country who are eligible to be vaccinated who are not getting vaccinated. We are seeing an outbreak of the unvaccinated,” he added. 

According to US media reports, the Biden administration is taking action as the number of patients hospitalized with Covid-19 and its death toll in the United States is sharply rising.

The New York Times recently reported on the widespread outbreak of the coronavirus in the United States, which has hit the US economy hard, stating that the US government is now facing difficulties providing food for its people, which is unprecedented since the 1970s. 219