What is a realistic timeline for the COVID-19 vaccine? What about getting back to ‘normal life’?


What is a realistic timeline for one Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine To be available to the public? How long will it take to get back to “normal life”?

Research is progressing well on many COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates, But Dr. Anthony Fauci wants everyone to understand that even in the best case, being normal will not happen overnight.

“Now, today, in real time, we are average Nearly 40,000 new infections a day And 1,000 deaths, ”Fauci said. “So we are still in the middle of it. To achieve any form of normality, you must bring that baseline number down the path of infection. “

He said he is still optimistic about a vaccine.

“When we get a vaccine, we say, available at the end of the year, millions and tens of millions of doses will be available,” Fauci said. “It will not happen until we reach 2021 that you will have hundreds of millions of doses, and there will be only a lack of logistics to immunize large numbers of people. It is going to take months for enough people to get vaccinated to have an umbrella of immunity on the community so you don’t have to worry about easy transmission.

“It’s not going to turn a switch off and a switch on. This is going to happen slowly, and I think it’s going to take several months before we get to the point where we can actually feel something that tells how it would normally be before COVID-19 Was. “

Fauci said the politically charged atmosphere makes it difficult to get people on the same page, but the recent 9/11 anniversary is a reminder of what Americans can do when they are united in battle Huh.

“We pulled together after that tragedy and really came together as a nation, which hopefully we can now do in the context of this historical epidemic that we are doing,” Fauci said.

He urged Americans to bow their heads in autumn and winter and follow the recommendations of wearing masks, social distinctions, avoiding crowds, and staying outside.

He insisted that we do not have to shut everything down again once people accept the responsibility of taking precautions.

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