Dr. Fauci: ‘We may be able to put this coronovirus outbreak behind’ – but he says Americans should play an important role



Whether a vaccine is effective or not will also depend on what role the public plays.

It is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and specialist of infectious diseases for the last four decades. According to Anthony Fauci, who was speaking to the Wall Street Journal CEO Council in a remote interview. “One of the things you need to understand is how effective this vaccine is and how many people use it,” he said.

This is all the more important if the vaccine developed for COVID-19, a disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, is mild rather than highly effective. “If the vaccine is moderately effective, enough that you definitely want to use it, then you have to vaccinate a lot more people in the community to get that veil of protection,” Fauci said in Thursday’s incident. Said during.


‘By combining public health measures as well as a good vaccine, we may be able to put this coronovirus outbreak behind us the way we put the original SARS behind us and, hopefully, the way We put in MERS, or the Middle East. Respiratory system, behind us. ‘


– Dr. Anthony Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

“By combining a good vaccine with public health measures, we may be able to put this coronovirus outbreak behind us the way we put the original SARS behind us and, hopefully, the way we MERS , Or put in the Middle East. Respiratory system, behind us, ”said the veteran epidemiologist. “I think we can do this with a combination of a vaccine and good public-health measures.”

Fauci said last month that he expected a coronovirus vaccine to be developed by early 2021, but has repeatedly stated that it is unlikely that a vaccine would provide 100% immunity; He stated that the best realistic results based on other vaccines would be 70% to 75% effective. The measles vaccine, he said, is most effective by providing 97% immunity.

A review of previous studies has found that the average flu vaccine is about 50% to 60% effective on average for healthy adults, who are between 18 and 64 years of age, as reviewed by studies by the Mayo Clinic. “The vaccine can sometimes be less effective,” that report said. “Even when the vaccine does not completely stop the flu, it can reduce the severity of your disease.”

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Last May, the majority of Americans (55%) said they would get vaccinated for COVID-19 if and when a vaccine became available, but according to the latest Yahoo / YouGov poll from September, the number fell to 32%. is. On September 11 and released this week. For the first time, more people said that they (33%) would not get vaccinated or they were unsure if they would get vaccinated (34%).

Commentators point to fears that a vaccine will be pushed before election day, a staunch group of anti-vaxexers that hinder access to health care, and the potential effectiveness of the vaccine, among other reasons. There is confusion about. The share of Republicans who said they fell from 47% in May to 33% in the latest turnout, while the same number of Democrats fell to 42% from 70% in May.

Fauci had previously warned against vaccinating for unsafe political purposes. At last month’s Republican National Convention, President Donald Trump said, “We are providing life-saving therapy, and will produce a vaccine before the end of the year, or perhaps soon.” We will defeat the virus, end the epidemic, and become stronger than ever. “

The President’s session address appeared to somewhat accelerate the timeframe set by “Operation War Speed”, his administration’s efforts to support the rapid development, manufacturing and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, medical science and diagnostics. Under that program, the administration says it aims to provide an initial vaccine dose by January.

As of Friday, COVID-19 had infected 30,217,420 people worldwide, a number that does not account for most asymptomatic cases, and at least 946,847 people died. According to Johns Hoping University data, the US still has the highest number of cases in the world (6,677,516), India (5,214,677), Brazil (4,455,386) and Russia (1,086,955).

And to provide adequate immunity and / or public-health measures without a vaccine to encourage social removal? Fauci previously stated that targeting Sweden for “herd immunity” – as Sweden has attempted – instead of banning live events and leveling the curve of new COVID-19 cases to schools and businesses, the American people There will be serious consequences for.

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“I am optimistic about this, even though we are going through yet more terrible times globally,” said Council of WSY CEO. “There will be an end to this, and we will be able to return to normal.”


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