The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Dr. Anthony Fauci, told the “Fox News Briefing” podcast on Thursday that even after the vaccine is available, the coronavirus restrictions still need to be maintained in some form.
Fuchs, the most prominent member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, expressed shock on Wednesday. He said: “I think that by the end of 2021, maybe next year, it will be easy before we start to return to normal.” Conducted an online seminar with the University of Melbourne meeting.
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Fauci told host Jessica Rosenthal on Thursday that he was referring to “we think it is normal, that is, before December 2019.”
Fauci explained that health officials “are likely to find out if we have a safe and effective vaccine at the end of this calendar year (sometime in December).
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“If we start distributing vaccine doses in early 2021… I think when you start to see people start vaccinating in January, February, March, April, May, it’s clear that it is safe and is Affecting the whole process In this pandemic in the United States, more and more people want to be vaccinated. This will take several months. If it takes several months, you will enter the third quarter of 2021. The fourth quarter.”
However, Fauci warned that the timetable depends on “the effectiveness of the vaccine and the percentage of the population actually being vaccinated.”
For this reason, he said: “As this process develops, you cannot give up public health measures, because this vaccine will not be perfect and not everyone is willing to take it.”
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Fauci said that as more and more people start being vaccinated, Americans will “gradually be able to do things that we have not done extensively now. For example, allowing theaters to enter may not be full, but close to full; allowing spectators to be in stadiums. Or the field in the sports field; the restaurant must be full.
“This does not mean that people should not wear masks, [that] People should not avoid gathering in places with large crowds,” he added, “but restrictions on public health will be gradually lifted. I think it will take a year. “
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Fauci told Rosenthal that the school was an exception.
“We should do our best now… [be] He said: “I want children to go back to school much faster than letting people enter the theater at full capacity. No doubt.”
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