The nation’s largest infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, dismissed Senator Ron Johnson’s question on the COVID-19 vaccine last Friday-citing the terrible death toll of Republicans in Wisconsin to combat this statement.
Johnson this week expressed doubts about the efficacy of these vaccines, the rapid approval and the need for mass vaccination of Americans.
“Well, there is a good reason for this,” Fauci told MSNBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin. “So far, we have had 567,000 deaths from this disease. This is a really, very good reason for people to be vaccinated. You have proven that it is very effective and very safe.”
Fauci previously estimated that 75% to 80% of Americans would need to be vaccinated to fight this new, more infectious variant of the virus.
Johnson (Johnson), a staunch ally of Donald Trump, declared that the country had “overreacted” to the epidemic, and he contracted the coronavirus in October. He refused to receive the vaccine on the grounds that he is immune to infection-although public health experts are not sure how long the immunity will last.
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