Fox News contributor and medical expert Nicole Saphier, Ph.
Dr. Nicole Saphier, an American medical expert and Fox Medical News contributor, recently wrote an article criticizing Dr. Anthony Fauci, Biden‘s advisor on the CCP virus (coronavirus), for not loosening restrictions on herding while American society is heavily vaccinated and levels of virus transmission are declining. She questions whether there is an end point to this crisis, given the lack of clear guidance from health experts and policymakers and the frustration over many issues.
Dr. Safire is a member of the Sloan. Dr. Safire is an assistant professor at Memorial Kettering Cancer Center and Cornell Medical College. Her article was prompted by a television report. In a Feb. 11 television interview, Guthrie asked Dr. Fauci on NBC’s Today show the question: Will grandparents be able to meet with their grandchildren after they are fully vaccinated?
While declining to make a formal recommendation, Forsythe replied, “Ultimately, yes.” He stressed that if all members of a Family are vaccinated, the risk of coming together is greatly reduced.
Vulnerable people should also be rehabilitated
Dr. Safir questioned this: Vaccine studies haven’t even started in children yet, so do we still have to tell grandparents that even though they’ve been vaccinated, the grandchildren will have to be vaccinated before they can see each other?
She argues, Dr. Fauci and others say, that even at low transmission levels, people still can’t increase social activity after vaccination. This argument is dangerous because it may actually discourage people from getting vaccinated.
Safir writes in the article that because people over the age of 65 are at high risk for the CCA virus, and because immune aging raises concerns about whether older people can mount an effective immune response to the vaccine. Fortunately, Pfizer and Modena’s vaccines have achieved more than 87 percent immunity in adults 65 years and older, and both are near 100 percent in preventing death from the CCP virus.
Over the past two months, more than 5.5 million doses of the vaccine have been administered to high-risk populations in the U.S. CDC data report that the number of deaths associated with the CCA virus in the past few weeks is well below the last few weeks of December.
And Dr. Fauci and other experts remain reluctant to make a formal recommendation. To which Safir questions: After a year of quarantine to protect the vulnerable, isn’t the goal to give the most vulnerable people the normal lives we are trying to restore?
Social isolation brings more serious loss of Life
In her article, Dr. Safir further explores the larger issues that come with more social isolation. She says that even after all this they are still not allowed to see their friends and family, and some may question whether this life is still worth living. Depression and suicide are occurring in increasing numbers around the world because of social restrictions. Japan’s suicide rate has risen by 15 percent for the first Time in 11 years and by 80 percent in a single month.
The negative emotional feelings and cognitive impact of social isolation may be more severe for older populations. A wealth of data suggests that social interaction is critical to preventing cognitive impairment and physical decline.
Therefore, she believes that isolation should not be used as a means of protection. Rather, an acceptable solution should be to maintain the necessary social interaction, with appropriate protective measures, to protect the most vulnerable from infection.
“Stay-at-Home” restrictions would be unscientific
In the article, Dr. Safir suggests that as the number of viruses in the community continues to decrease and immunity improves further, the risk of transmission will remain low. Safety recommendations for the public should be modified based on local transmission levels.
The article suggests that children will not be vaccinated soon, so those who are around children may consider wearing masks at all times. Even if vaccinated, wearing a mask can add a layer of protection if a person is considered at high risk, but it should not prohibit family members from gathering or from attending other social events.
Since the U.S. is approaching protective “herd” immunity levels by late spring, the “stay at home” restrictions and recommendations will soon be unscientific. She believes that in the fall, spreading strains of the virus may cause a small wave of infections, and additional vaccines or boosters may be recommended. Coronaviruses will become Epidemic and will spread for several years, so the goal is to live a balanced life and make adjustments as necessary.
Note: Dr. Safir is the author of the best-selling books Making America Healthy Again and Panic Attack: Science and Politics Against the CCP Virus. The book will be released on May 25, 2021.