Fauci: ‘Vulnerable’ Americans will need third vaccine shot
01 August 2021 | 3:04 pm
The top US infectious disease official has also pleaded with citizens to get vaccinated, saying the country finds itself in an "unnecessary predicament." A number of states are seeing a fresh surge in infections.
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