Scott Gottlieb, the former director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, said on Sunday that a new strain of COVID-19 believed to have originated in the United Kingdom may appear in the United States.
“Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan asked Gottlieb whether he thought the federal government had adopted a negative test for COVID-19 by all airline passengers from the UK. The response to the new measures will have an impact.
“Well, I think it may be in the United States, and it may be within a reasonable amount at this time,” Gottlieb replied.
Gottlieb said that the United States needs a better way to sequence and track the coronavirus strains that are currently circulating.
Gottlieb said: “In this country, we have not sequenced many samples, and much of the sequencing work that is done is done in private laboratories and will not be aggregated into public databases. This needs to be resolved.”
New #COVID19 strain: @ScottGottliebMD warns @margbrennan: The new strain of #coronavirus “may appear in the United States, and may be within a reasonable amount at this time” because of detections reported in Canada and parts of Europe pic.twitter.com/ojMN1gNHD7
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Brennan also asked Gottlieb to put forward this idea on vaccine allocation and application rates. She pointed out that 9 million doses of two approved vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna have been distributed, and about 1 million people have received this vaccine.
Gottlieb said: “The pace is slower than stated. I think the pace will be slower, which may be realistic, especially next month when we are trying to cross people that are difficult to vaccinate.”
“I suspect that more than one million people have been vaccinated. There is a lag in reporting. However, by the end of this year, we will have 20 million vaccines and vaccine ideas, which may be unrealistic at this point. “