“When I see people begging people to do things you know, it really makes me miserable, such as wearing a mask, body separation and rejection.” National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
He said that it was actually painful for me to see the hospital crowded with Covid-19 patients. scam. I mean, how could you say that people in your state, city, county are dying? “
Fauci said: “We are here today and have witnessed half a million Americans who have died so far.”
“This is proof of the actual situation. You can’t deny this.”
According to the prepared opinions of vaccine manufacturers, the United States is expected to have a total of 240 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine by the end of March. These opinions will be submitted to the House Subcommittee on Tuesday.
Pfizer and Moderna, two companies that have a Covid-19 vaccine license in the United States for use in emergency situations, have pledged to provide a total of 220 million doses of vaccine by the end of March.
This will be enough to vaccinate 110 million Americans, because both vaccines require two doses.
Johnson & Johnson has not yet obtained emergency use authorization for its Covid-19 vaccine and has pledged to provide 20 million doses of the vaccine within the same time frame. Its vaccine only requires one dose.
Pfizer said it hopes to increase the number of doses that can be delivered from approximately 4 million per week in early February to 5 million per week, and to over 13 million per week by mid-March.
“We are expected to deliver 120 million doses by the end of March and another 80 million doses by the end of May. Moreover, we expect all 300 million contract doses to be delivered by the end of July. This will bring as many as 150 million Americans. Able to receive vaccination.”
Moderna, another company authorized by the Covid-19 vaccine, said it is expected to provide 100 million doses of the vaccine by the end of March and plans to double its monthly output to 40 million doses per month by April.
Moderna said: “Based on this progress, the scale of production has expanded, and we recently agreed to extend the delivery time: Our current goal is to deliver another 200 million doses by the end of May and another 100 million doses by the end of July.” Speaking.
Two other Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers that have not yet received emergency authorization have also made plans.
What the U.S. needs now
Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician, said that this milestone reminds people of “all lives we can save.” Now, she said she was worried about what would happen.
Wen Jiabao said: “My biggest fear now is complacency.”
Dr. Craig Spencer said: “The best way to get us back to normal is to redouble our efforts immediately, don’t drop masks, don’t eat indoors, and don’t do other things that we think might break out again.” New York Presbyterian Church/Columbia University Medicine Global Health Director of the Center’s Emergency Medicine.
He told CNN: “Although the country has been infected with the virus before and has been vaccinated for two months, most people still have no protection against Covid and can be infected.” Need to work harder.”
This means continuing to hide yourself, stay away from society, stay away from crowded places, wash your hands regularly and take safety measures, which have so far been curbing the spread of infection.
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said that although the numbers may be moving in the right direction, “the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths remains high.”
Varensky said on Monday that the number of new cases has fallen steadily for five consecutive weeks. But the United States continues to add thousands of new infections every day. In February alone, the number of new Covid-19 cases exceeded 2 million.
Every day, hundreds of people are killed by Covid-19. According to data from Johns Hopkins, more than 1,300 deaths were reported on Monday-more than 52,000 were reported this month.
Varensky said: “Although the epidemic is moving in the right direction, there is still a lot of work to be done.”
Research: The smell and taste after Covid-19 may not recover for several months
For many people who have survived this disease, symptoms persist.
In fact, Canadian researchers reported on Monday that people may not recover their smell and taste for up to five months after being infected with the coronavirus.
A research team from the University of Quebec investigated more than 800 medical staff and they tested positive for the virus. They graded the sense of smell and taste from zero to 10, and asked some of them to undergo home tests to further evaluate these senses.
The researchers said in the preliminary results that during the initial infection, more than 70% of the people who participated in the survey reported losing their sense of smell, and 65% reported losing their sense of taste.
Five months later, when they were tested at home, 17% of the participants said they still had an unpleasant smell, while 9% continued to lose their sense of taste.
Dr. Johannes Frasnelli of the University of Quebec said in a statement: “Our results indicate that many people with Covid-19 may have persistent smell and taste disorders.”
“This underscores the importance of following up with infected persons, and further research is needed to discover the extent of Covid-19-related neurological diseases.”
CDC announces emergency meeting of vaccine consultants
At the same time, as the United States competes for more weapons, another vaccine may soon give the green light to the US market.
On Friday, the FDA advisory panel will discuss the company’s applications and data. According to the consultant’s guidance, the FDA can choose to give the vaccine the green light. The CDC consultants will then discuss their own recommendations around the launch of the vaccine, and the CDC will formally accept these recommendations.
The CDC announced that it will hold an emergency meeting of vaccine consultants from February 28 to March 1.
Meanwhile, Johnson & Johnson will testify on Tuesday that it can provide enough doses to vaccinate more than 20 million Americans by the end of March-helping to increase the country’s existing supply.
Statistics show that approximately 19.4 million people have received these two drugs. Less than 6% of the American population.
CNN’s Jacqueline Howard, Naomi Thomas, Amanda Watts, Christopher Rios, Jen Christensen Christensen and Michael Nedelman contributed to this report.