Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, delivered a speech at the White House press conference, which will be held on January 21, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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The White House’s chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said on Sunday that he would take the newly approved Johnson & Johnson Covid-1
The US Food and Drug Administration approved Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine on Saturday. This is the third tool that the United States has obtained to fight the pandemic after the vaccines of Moderna and Pfizer. The company expects to provide 20 million doses by the end of March.
Fauci said on NBC’s “Meet the Press”: “The three of them are very good. People should choose the one that suits them best.”
Fauci said: “If you go to a place and have Johnson & Johnson, you can use it now, and I will accept it.” “I personally will do the same thing. I think people need to be vaccinated as soon as possible.”
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is different from other vaccines because it is a one-dose treatment and does not require the patient to re-inject it. It can be stored for several months at refrigerator temperature. Overall, the lens shows an efficiency of 66%, 72% in the United States, and 57% in South Africa. This is the rapid spread of the B.1.351 variant.
Although Pfizer and Moderna vaccines showed higher efficacy than Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine in the two-dose trial, Fauci insisted that Johnson & Johnson’s injection is not a weaker vaccine and said that the three doses should not be compared because They have been tested at different times.
Fauci said: “It is certain that you now have three highly effective vaccines.” “There is no doubt.”
Although the country’s new coronavirus cases have decreased and vaccination rates have increased, Fauci warned states not to relax restrictions on the pandemic too soon, which could lead to another surge in the number of infections.
Fauci said that the number of cases dropped from 300,000 per day to about 70,000, which is still a high benchmark.
“We don’t want to continue to prevent people from doing what they want. But let us fall into a good level,” Fauci told CBS’ “Face the Country.” “Let more people get vaccinated. Then you can undo these types of public health measures.”
He said: “But now, because we are in a state of decline, now is not the time to declare victory, because we have not yet won.”