Dr. Anthony Fauci says that although he is “very certain” we will have a coronavirus vaccine “in the next few months,” we will not be able to live our normal lives until the end of the year – or maybe 2022.
“If we had a vaccination campaign, and in the second quarter or 2021 we had vaccinated a large number of the population, I think it would have been easier by the end of 2021, and perhaps next year, before we started during the University of Melbourne,” said Fau.
However, Fauci notes that political divisions and fears of economic loss are affecting the country today.
“At the time we were trying to reopen the economy, or open the country … and I was very involved with Dr. Deborah Birx and laid out these guidelines, which are the gateways of Phase 1, Phase 2 – to tell you that you can open the country gradually and safely,” Fauci said. “If everyone had done the same thing, I do not think we would have been where we are now.”
He added: “The scourge in the United States is almost becoming a political statement, and I know that with the global media coverage, it is really … very, very difficult. In fact, people are being ridiculed for their scars, depending on which side Fauci adds that it is a pain to see this divisive issue.”
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