WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Sunday that the emergency approval of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine this weekend now provides the United States with three “highly effective vaccines” that provide important protection against the Covid-19 virus, and urges Americans to take whatever is available Vaccine. Give it to them when they are qualified.
Fauci said in an interview with the media that he will take any of the three approved vaccines of Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson, because all vaccines provide strong protection against coronavirus-related diseases. Violations of serious diseases. As the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Fauci conducted vaccination at the end of last year. This was done to stimulate people’s confidence in the launch of the vaccine as soon as possible.
He said: “The three of them are very good. People should choose the one who suits them best.”
“If you go to a place and have Johnson & Johnson, it is available now and I will accept it. I personally will do the same. I think people need to be vaccinated as soon as possible.”
The US Food and Drug Administration urgently approved the Johnson & Johnson vaccine the day after its advisory panel recommended approval of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The company expects 20 million doses to be available by March.
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The new vaccine is different from the other two previously approved vaccines because it is a single injection and does not need to be injected again after a few weeks. The document published by the FDA found that the drug has an overall effective rate of 86% in preventing serious diseases-72% in the United States and 64% in South Africa. This has proved that new types of the disease have become prominent. .
Although these work efficiencies are lower than the Moderna and Pfizer injections discovered by researchers before the approval of these drugs, Fauci told the “Press Conference” that Americans should not try to compare the efficacy numbers of injections side by side, because each inspection is checked in different ways. Different trials under different circumstances. For example, in recent weeks, public health officials have become more concerned about the increase in variants that may evade vaccines.
Speaking of the Johnson & Johnson shooting incident, Fauci said: “This is not a weak vaccine. They are all three very good vaccines.”
According to NBC News analysis, there have been more than 28.6 million coronavirus infections in the United States, and more than 514,000 deaths have been attributed to the virus. In recent weeks, the number of new cases per day has plummeted-the average number of new cases per day for 7 days is about 70,000, the lowest level since October. According to NBC News, the country’s vaccination rate has also been increasing, with more than 68 million doses already inoculated.
Even so, the rate of decline in deaths is slower than that of new cases. Fauci warned government officials that the decline in the number of cases should not immediately lead to the relaxation of restrictions because there are still too many viruses circulating in the country, and he fears that retreat may lead to another surge.
He said: “We have been in this situation before.” “When you start to see the number of cases drop, if the restriction is lifted prematurely, we will see some examples of rebounds. Our current daily baseline of infections, even though it has been It has dropped from the level of 300,000 people, plus, it has dropped to about 70,000 per day, which is too high for the baseline.”
“We have to move in the right direction now because we are moving in the right direction.”