Fauci envisions a return to normal by mid-autumn 2021
For this, according to the expert, 75-85 percent of the US population must be vaccinated against coronavirus.
The U.S. could return to some semblance of normalcy, including going to restaurants or cinemas, by mid-fall 2021 if enough people are vaccinated against COVID-19, said White House coronavirus adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci..
«If we can vaccinate the vast majority of the population, say, by the end of the second – the beginning of the third quarter, then by the middle of autumn 2021 we will be able to approach a certain level of normality», – Fauci told CNBC.
Fauci said 75-85 percent of the population must be vaccinated against COVID-19 to return to normal.
This will create «umbrella» immunity to prevent further spread of the virus, Fauci said.
«This will protect even those vulnerable people who have not been vaccinated, or those for whom the vaccine will not work.», – said Fauci.
An infectious disease expert, who will remain in a similar position next year as COVID-19 advisor to President-elect Joe Biden, suggested that at the end of March – In early April 2021, there will be sufficient doses of vaccines available for all Americans.
Fauci told CNBC that the National Institutes of Health are awaiting the receipt of their intended vaccines and that he will be publicly vaccinated., «to show by example the importance of vaccination».
2.9 Million Pfizer Vaccine Doses Shipped to 145 Locations Across the US This Week.
It is hoped that more doses will be made available if Moderna receives an emergency approval for its COVID-19 vaccine this week, Fauci said..
According to the expert, the goal is to have around 40 million doses on hand by the end of the year. This will be enough to vaccinate 20 million people, since vaccination consists of two doses..
Officials predict that it will take several months to vaccinate all Americans who wish..