Will we have a 5th COVID surge? Doctors say it’s possible

Will we have a 5th COVID surge? Doctors say it’s possible

THE QUESTION IS, WHERE — WILL THERE BE A FIFTH WAVE? OFFICIAL SAY NOTHING IS CERTAIN AND THEY ARE REINFORCING THE IMPORTANCE OF VACCINATIONS. >> WE HAVE CHALLENGES AHEAD. COVID IS HERE FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE. LARRY: STEPHANIE SIERRA SPOKE ONE-ON-ONE WITH DR. GRANT COLFAX. >> DR. COLFAX MADE IT CLEAR, COVID WILL BE WITH US FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE. DOES THAT MEAN A FIFTH WAVE? HE SAYS THAT COULD HAPPEN. HOW BAD IT BE IS DEPENDENT ON THE DECISIONS WE MAKE NOW, WHICH IS MASKING UP AND GETTING VACCINATED. SAN FRANCISCO’S FOURTH SEARCH SLOWING DOWN. THE PACE OF VACCINATIONS MOVING UP. >> WITH OUR RATE REACHING ALMOST 80%, THAT IS GOOD. >> CAN RETAKE A SIGH OF RELIEF? WILL ANOTHER SURGE COME? >> IT COULD. THIS IS THE REALITY OF LIVING IN THIS TIME OF THE PANDEMIC. >> HEALTH DIRECTOR DR. GRANT COLFAX SAYS DESPITE SIGNS THE FOURTH WAVE IS STARTING TO PLATEAU, THERE COULD BE CHALLENGES AHEAD AND WE CAN EXPECT COVID IN OUR LIVES FOR THE FUTURE. >> THERE WILL LIKELY BE EBBS AND FLOWS. WHETHER IT IS THROUGH DELTA OR ANOTHER VARIANT. LOOK AT THE U.K., CASES DROPPED SHARPLY AND HAVE LEVELED OFF, THEN BEGAN TO INCREASE. >> DURING OUR THIRD SURGE, WE CAN BACKUP. >> CADET MEAN ANOTHER LOCKDOWN? >> WE ARE KEEPING EVERYTHING OPEN. WE ARE NOT IN THE MINDSET WE SHOULD SHUT EVERYTHING DOWN BUT WE NEED TO CONTINUE WITH MASKING, ENCOURAGE VACCINATION AND WE WILL HAVE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS STARTING ON THE 20TH. >> STARTING TOMORROW, VACCINATIONS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR CUSTOMERS TO ENTER BARS AND GYMS. THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT STARTED OFFERING A THIRD BOOSTER SHOT OF PFIZER AND MODERNA FOR THOSE IMMUNOCOMPROMISED. THE REST OF THE POPULATION WILL BE AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 20. >> HOW LONG THAT LASTS IS ANYBODY’S GUEST LEFT YES. WE CONFRONT — WE COULD FIND OURSELVES GETTING ANOTHER 18 MONTHS AFTER. THE NEXT — WILL BE GETTING TO A LEVEL OF IMMUNITY THAT IS AT OR BETTER THAN WE WERE AFTER THE SECOND SHOT. IT SHOULD LAST AS LONG, IF NOT LONGER. >> IN SAN FRANCISCO, DESPITE HAVING 20 TIMES MORE CASES THAN WE WERE SEEING IN JUNE, WE HAVE TWO DEATHS IN AUGUST. SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER THAN OUR PREVIOUS SURGES. THE DOCTORS SHOWED THAT AS WE HAVE OTHER BATTLES AHEAD OF US, IT LIKELY WON’T BE AS BA
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Will we have a 5th COVID surge? Doctors say it\'s possible

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