Dr. Fauci Just Said When We'd Get a Vaccine

Dr. Anthony Fauci

On Friday, top infectious-disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci suggested it might be time for face coverings to be made mandatory to stop the spread of the virus.

"I consider he mentioned that accurately", Fauci mentioned of Trump's promise. "The amount of doses that will be available in December will not certainly be enough to vaccinate everybody - you'll have to wait several months into 2021". However, the widespread vaccine is said to still be unlikely until later next year 2021, according to Reuters.

The comments come after Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at a campaign event in DE on Friday said that he would implement a national mask mandate.

As cooler weather comes, people need to "double down" on measures that work, Fauci said. "Then probably people who find themselves within the class of being at an elevated threat of problems that would begin by the tip of this 12 months, the start, January, February, March of subsequent 12 months".

"When you talk about vaccinating a substantial proportion of the population, so that you can have a significant impact on the dynamics of the outbreak, that very likely will not be until the second or third quarter of the year", he added.

"That should be combined with some degree of public health measures". There have been a huge round of vaccine conspiracy theories that still originated within the anti-vaxxer communities that have been thriving well in the given COVID-19 era.

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Appearing on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, Dr Fauci was asked if US President Donald Trump's claims that a Covid-19 vaccine, while not a guarantee, will be coming by the end of the year were true.

Hospitality workers take part in a protest in Barcelona, Spain.

"I have trust in the American people that if we put a strong emphasis on the importance of wearing masks, that we will come around and do that and get that percentage up above the relatively low percentage of people that are using masks", Fauci said on July 21 on NPR's Morning Edition.

Fauci also told the BBC he was "sorry to see" what was happening in the United Kingdom, which looked like it was "starting to escalate in the same manner that we are here".

In Europe, infection numbers are rapidly rising again.

More than 80,000 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the USA on Friday, according to Johns Hopkins University, breaking the record for the most in a day since the outbreak began.


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