A top health official says there are "active conversations" to make everyone put the masks back on as the nation "moves in the wrong direction" with COVID.Enter your number to get our free mobile app
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, believes the nation is going in the wrong direction in terms of COVID and confirmed he's part of an active conversation about recommending that everyone wear masks again.Stay Informed: CDC Website About Coronavirus
"It is really a pandemic among the unvaccinated. (The U.S. is) going in the wrong direction," Fauci told CNN. We have 50% of the country not fully vaccinated, that's a problem. This is an issue predominantly among the unvaccinated, which is the reason why we're out there, practically pleading with the unvaccinated people to go out and get vaccinated."
For all the news that the Hudson Valley is sharing make sure to follow Hudson Valley Post on Facebook, download the Hudson Valley Post Mobile App and sign up for the Hudson Valley Post Newsletter.
Fauci blames the highly transmissible Delta variant and the unvaccinated. About 50 percent of the country isn't fully vaccinated. 30 states have not reached 50 percent, according to the CDC. The CDC also reports the daily average of people becoming fully vaccinated is at its lowest rate since when vaccines became available.
Fauci also confirmed there is "active consideration" with the CDC and other top health officials to revise mask guidance and make all Americans, even those who are fully vaccinated, wear masks indoors again.
LOOK: What major laws were passed the year you were born?Data for this list was acquired from trusted online sources and news outlets. Read on to discover what major law was passed the year you were born and learn its name, the vote count (where relevant), and its impact and significance.
LOOK: Answers to 30 common COVID-19 vaccine questionsWhile much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.
Highest-Rated Airbnb in New York Found in Hudson ValleyYou won't have to leave the Hudson Valley if you want to enjoy New York's highest-rated Airbnb.
38 'Most Wanted' in New YorkAuthorities across New York State, including the FBI, have identified these people as its "Most Wanted Fugitives." Officials ask for help in finding them but warn they should be considered "armed and dangerous."
LOOK: Here Are the 25 Best Places to Live in New York StateStacker compiled a list of the best places to live in New York using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Cities, suburbs, and towns were included. Listings and images are from realtor.com.On the list, there's a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks. Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.
Hidden Treasure Worth Thousands Found in New York Home
40 Children Have Gone Missing From the Hudson Valley
Gun Violence Emergency Declared in New York, Lawmakers RespondGov. Cuomo declared the first-in-the-nation gun violence disaster emergency in New York.
World-Famous Celebrities Seen At Many Hudson Valley Businesses
Photos: Many Rescued From Submerged Vehicles in Hudson ValleySome drivers in the Hudson Valley had to be saved from the roofs of their cars.
KEEP LOOKING: See what 50 company logos looked like then and now
Gypsy Moth 'Accidentally' Released Causing 'Nightmares' in New YorkAfter 10 to 15 years a gypsy moth that was once "accidentally" released has returned and is causing "nightmares" in New York.
Cops Dismantle 'Local Criminal Enterprise' at Hudson Valley DeliSix were arrested for allegedly selling drugs and more at a Hudson Valley deli.
Historic Hudson Valley Building Revived as New BusinessA historic Hudson Valley building is getting a second life as a new business that will show off the beauty of the region.
Then And Now: How Fast Food Restaurants in The Hudson Valley Have ChangedWhile many of your favorite Hudson Valley fast-food restaurants have remained in the same spot for decades, their buildings are almost unrecognizable from what they used to look like.
Fast Food Change
Mustang Pinned Under Tractor-Trailer Near I-84 in Hudson ValleyA Mustang crashed into a tractor-trailer near I-84 in the Hudson Valley.
Photos: Truck Drives Into Building in Dutchess CountyA truck drove into a building in Dutchess County, causing significant damage.
The 20 Most Surprising Things Found at LEGOLAND New York in GoshenLEGOLAND New York in Goshen is officially opening this summer. Right now special previews are going on so that guests can get a sneak peek at what's in store when the park opens its gates. While we won't spoil all of the surprises, here are just some of the incredible little details that await you during your first visit to this incredible theme park.