“We don’t know the full effect,” Fossey said during a discussion with Randy Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers. “We don’t have the total database to know what to do.”
As states have attempted to allow businesses to open their doors, the nation has continued to debate how and when it would be safe to send students back to school.
Some states have started plans to make in-learning safer and make online learning more effective. Tennessee announced testing and contact tracing measures within schools, Oregon set restrictions for schools that could allow students to return and providing Connecticut digital devices to help students learn remotely Is investing $ 43.5 million.
Although Fauci said there is no “non-dimensional answer” to how schools should reread, he reiterated that “the default position should be that we try to our best to bring children back to school.”
“I think with some cautious optimism that this is a fair statement that by December we are going to have a safe and effective vaccine.”
The vaccine prevents serious illness and prevents it from spreading.
Modern’s experimental vaccine is growing rapidly and showing promising results as soon as Phase 3 trials begin.
The vaccine, which the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases helped develop, began testing on humans on Monday, making it the fastest development of a new vaccine in the US.
The vaccine was tested on rhesus macaque monkeys. And although it’s unclear whether this vaccine will work on humans the way it does on primates, test results show that after two days, most infected monkeys did not have identifiable amounts of the virus in their lungs, NIAID researchers Said in a statement.
None of the monkeys receiving high doses of the vaccine had the virus in their noses. This would suggest that the vaccine may prevent the spread of the virus, even if people are infected.
“This is the first time an experimental COVID-19 vaccine tested in non-living has been shown to produce rapid viral control in the upper airways,” the researchers said.
If the vaccine is the same for humans, it can reduce the spread of diseases, he said.
Rumors of hydroxychloroquine diverting attention from ‘most powerful weapon’ available
But the drug has not been shown to be effective against coronoviruses, and may even cause harmful side effects, former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday.
Murty said, “When we often spend time spreading these myths around hydroxychloroquine, the time comes that we are not working on solving the real problem.”
And while measures to combat the spread of the virus may already be the key to solving the problem, the director of the US Center of Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Robert Redfield said Tuesday in an interview with ABC News.
Redfield said, “We have the most powerful weapon in our hands right now. I mean it’s a very powerful weapon. It’s just a simple, beige mask.” “This virus can be defeated if people just wear masks.”
Number on decline after face mask requirements
Although some states are seeing an increase in the number of coronovirus cases and hospitalizations and records are being maintained, the total new cases nationwide on Tuesday were 56,336, the second lowest in the past 20 days. The country’s seven-day average for new cases was 65,083 Monday, the lowest figure since July 15.
Kentucky, a state that is one of at least 41 to require masks, reported 532 new cases and a 5.08% positivity rate on Tuesday, which has gone down for the first time in four days.
“Again, it’s too early to conclude, but I hope I’ve said, I hope this is what we’re starting to see, because the time period is right where the facial coverings need to kick in and help.” Is starting, ”said Beshar. .
Fauci on Tuesday reiterated advice to states looking at surges: masks, social distances, close bars where they spread, wash hands and reopen economies in stages.
“We hope (the states) will all reconsider now when you don’t follow that,” Fauci called “Good Morning America.”
CNN’s Andrea Kane, Shelby Lynn Erdman, Annie Grier, Maggie Fox, Rebekah Rees, Steve Almaci and Christina Maxoris contributed to this report.