Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical advisor, stopped in Seattle to speak with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and throw the first pitch at the Mariners game.
Fauci was presented with the honorary Hutch Award and discussed his experience leading the fight against HIV and COVID-19. He also touched on monkeypox and how to combat vaccine hesitancy.
When asked about what’s next for COVID-19 this fall, Fauci said, “Boosters are going to be extremely important because we know very clearly that immunity — at least against symptomatic infection, maybe not so much against severe disease — wanes at about four or five months…We’re concerned about there being a surge in the fall; we don’t know exactly when it’s going to occur. We will very likely be using a BA.4/BA.5 bivalent booster.”