Wednesday, 15 July, 2020

Fauci doubts effectiveness of coronavirus vaccine in USA due to anti-vaxxers

Article Image Fauci Will Settle for 70 Percent Effective Coronavirus Vaccine but Warns it May Not Lead to Herd Immunity
Gustavo Carr | 30 June, 2020, 22:40

The nation's leading infectious disease expert made the remark at a Senate hearing on reopening schools and workplaces.

"Dr. Anthony Fauci has suggested the reopening of the economy should be done in a"'measured way" to avoid another COVID-19 outbreak.

California ordered some bars to close on Sunday, the first major rollback of efforts to reopen the economy in the most populous USA state, following Texas and Florida ordering the closure of all their bars on Friday.

Dr Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), warned that the United States is not responding like other countries who have shown success in containing the coronavirus, and has allowed the virus to spread much more widely and rapidly. "I can't make an accurate prediction, but it is going to be very disturbing", he said. The US reported more than 40,000 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, its biggest daily jump yet.

"I feel very strongly we need to do whatever we can to get the children back to school".

US Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday pressed People in america to adopt confront masks during a trip to Texas and wore 1 himself, a sharp turnaround for the administration.

When it comes to a vaccine, Dr. Fauci said many manufacturers are already creating doses even without the vaccine being proven effective.

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And you have a goose waving his arms around, imma say something'. "(He) can hit a volley, (but) obviously (he is) not the sharpest tool in the shed though".

'Masks are extremely important, ' Fauci said, adding, 'There's no doubt that wearing masks protects you and gets you to be protected.

In places where cases are soaring, US health officials are also considering "completely blanketing these communities with tests", Fauci said, to try to get a better sense of an outbreak.

"We should not look at the public health endeavors as being an obstruction to opening up".

Separately, Redfield said there was "substantial disappointment with American Airlines" when the airline announced it would stop limiting seat sales on airlines.

"We're not in the situation of New Zealand or Singapore or Korea where a new case is rapidly identified and all the contacts are traced and people are isolated who are sick and people who are exposed are quarantined and they can keep things under control", Dr Schuchat said in an interview with The Journal of the American Medical Association on Monday. 'I can say this is under critical review right now by us at CDC. I don't think we will.

But a vaccine is at the very least many months away. But now there is general agreement that something must be done, something that was not always the case. Arizona and Georgia are among 15 states that had record increases in cases last week. The additional money will expire on July 31 without congressional action, but the 13-week extension will remain in effect until the end of the year.

Medford added that he felt Fauci's concerns were well-founded, given the likelihood that a coronavirus vaccine will not be 100 percent effective and the fact that most polls find a substantial percentage of Americans would resist getting vaccinated.