COVID-19 May Last Till End Of 2021: Anthony Fauci

Grant Boone
September 15, 2020

Despite President Donald Trump's consistent suggestions that a vaccine will be available before election day, Fauci added that he believes a vaccine will be available by either the end of this year or the beginning of 2021.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious-disease specialist, said that will be "well into 2021" before life in the United States begins to resemble life prior to the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

For months in public, the president assured the public that the coronavirus was "under control" in the USA and would "go away". As of Friday, the US has more than 6.4 million confirmed cases and 192,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins.

© Johns Hopkins University A graph from the Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 dashboard, showing how the reported cases in the USA has not dropped below around 17,000 since late March. Dr. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, translated the Trump vaccine talk into an actionable timeline and essentially stated that by the time the vaccine is actually distributed to the American people and we can return to some semblance of "normality," we'll be well into 2021, so that means we need to "hunker down" and get through this winter and stop looking at the pandemic with rose-colored glasses.

Allegheny County posts 142 new covid cases over past 2 days
There are now five active cases of COVID-19 across Renfrew County and District and all individuals are self isolating. The remaining 24 cases are located across 12 more counties including Clare and Tipperary.

Earlier this month, Fauci told MSNBC he hopes to get the number of new infections below 10,000 per day.

While researchers continue to work on a vaccine, there has been major progress in the tests to detect COVID-19, which is one of the primary ways of fighting back against the pandemic. "It isn't as if we went way down". "And now, if you look at the map, it's Montana, North and South Dakota, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa".

Despite raising concerns with Woodward about the coronavirus being transmitted through the air in early February, the president held six rallies indoors between Feb. 7 and March 2. "That's not going to happen in the first couple of months of availability of vaccine".

Dr. Moncef Slaoui, President Donald Trump's chief adviser for the White House "Operation Warp Speed" vaccine program, also said that "extremely unlikely, but not impossible" that a vaccine could be ready by November 3. "I think that's going to be the thing that turns it around". "So we will not be able - we should not abandon public health measures even when we do get a vaccine".

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