Former Food and Drug Administration Director Scott Gottlieb said on Sunday that nursing homes that started vaccinating COVID-19 may begin to reduce the incidence of new cases within a few days.
Gottlieb pointed out in an interview with CBS’s “Face the Country” that vaccines usually take about a week to take effect and provide immunity to the virus. Therefore, many elderly people Long-term care institutions will see their numbers start to increase. Decline quickly.
Gottlieb said: “We will start to see some signs that this vaccine may start to work as early as this week, because we know that it will start to work about a week after immunization.” The mortality trend of COVID has an impact, but this situation will appear later in the season.”
#COVID19 and Nursing Home: @ScottGottliebMD told @margbrennan that as the immune system strengthens, the nursing home is expected to see “some signs” that “the vaccine will work as early as this week”.
“Vaccination takes about three weeks to pass through all nursing homes” pic.twitter.com/jEUcE97ADd
—Face TheNation (@FaceTheNation) December 27, 2020
He pointed out that elderly patients urgently need a second dose of vaccine to provide complete immunity to the virus, while young people only need one dose of vaccine to show stronger immunity.
However, Gottlieb said on Sunday that the first dose was distributed more slowly than officials had hoped.
He told the host Margaret: “The pace is slower than said. I think the pace will be a bit slower. This may be realistic, especially when we try to move among the people who are difficult to vaccinate next month.” Lennan.
“I suspect that more than one million people have been vaccinated. The lag of the report. However, the idea that we will have 20 million vaccines and vaccines by the end of this year may be unrealistic at this point, Gott Lieb continued.
State officials including the Michigan state government. Gretchen WhitmerGretchen WhitmerSunday show preview: Waiting for Trump’s signature of COVID-19 relief; The government continues to re-launch high school vaccines in Michigan to stabilize the incidence of coronavirus and reopen high schools and indoor entertainment venues. Michigan has reinstated a water ban related to the pandemic. (D) In recent days, criticized the federal government’s stay in the COVID-19 vaccine distribution process, and called on General Gustave Perna, the top logistics official responsible for the deployment, to apologize and express “miscommunication” “He said this has caused states to be told that they will receive more vaccine than is actually available.
Pena said last Saturday: “I take responsibility for miscommunication.” “So to the governor and the governor’s staff; please accept my personal apology. If this causes damage in your decision-making and dialogue with the people of Guizhou, I Will work hard to correct this.”