Anthony Fauci, America ‘s leading infectious disease specialist, he said Newsweek believes President-elect Joe Biden will deliver on his promise to raise 100 million COVID vaccines administered during the first 100 working days. Its forecast comes amid slower-than-expected vaccine introduction in the United States
Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergic and Infectious Diseases and an incoming chief medical adviser to the Biden administration, said: “I think it’s possible, it’s very possible. I think you have to be careful for a long time – different from what happened in the first few weeks.”
Warp Speed operation, the White House ‘s development and dissemination efforts COVID treatments and vaccinations are targeted at 300 million COVID vaccine doses. After the U.S. Food and Drug Administration enabled by COVID Pfizer and Modern last December, Alex Minister of Health The price said the Trump administration expects to vaccinate 20 million people by the end of December 2020 and then 50 million by the end of January.
On Tuesday, 17 million doses were distributed and 4.8 million people received the first dose, according to the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC). This accounts for more than 70 percent of currently unused doses.
Last week, Biden criticized the Trump administration, saying it would take years, not months, to vaccinate the American people at the current rate.
Some blamed the problems on the fact that the United States has a less centralized and well-funded public health system compared to other countries, while others have called for a lack of planning by the Trump administration. Newsweek contacted the White House for comments.
On Monday, The price he told ABC‘s Good morning America: “There is some delay between the available doses, these in the states are ordered by the providers, the delivery, and then the possible vaccination, especially if it is in the middle of Christmas and New Year.”
He said: “This is the biggest vaccination campaign in U.S. history. In fact, I was surprised there were no more mistakes.”
Fauci earlier introduction of the vaccine “disappointing“He echoed on Tuesday The price, he says Newsweek: “When you start a huge vaccination program, there are always a few punches on the road and some hiccups or small bugs.”
Similarly The pricehe said the introduction began in the middle of the festive period, “in which vaccination programs always slow down.”
In some parts of Florida, elderly people lined up in front of medical facilities the approach coming in order because of the approach, and some hotlines and the sites exceeded their requests.
Asking people if they are worried about such scenes scares people away Fauci he said, “I think it’s just because you’re at the very beginning of the process. If you start something, you won’t be okay right away … if you see what happens in the next few weeks, I think it will work much, much better. . “
The chief immunologist is two new, growing due to prevalence more contagious COVID versions from the United Kingdom and South Africa.
“The sooner everyone is vaccinated, the easier it is to defend against any changes in the virus. So the effectiveness of the vaccine program is very important,” he said.
Fauci he said the United States would “return to normalcy” by the fall of 2021 if the majority of people in the country were vaccinated.