January 27th, local time, the White House Coronavirus Response Team held its first press conference.
Rochelle Valensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said at the meeting that according to CDC models, the total number of coronavirus deaths in the United States will be 479,000 to 51. Between 40,000 cases.
Valensky stressed the safety of the vaccine and called on people to be given a second dose of the vaccine within the specified time so as not to miss the optimal vaccination time.
At the same time, she reiterated that vaccines are not interchangeable, and people need to be vaccinated with the same vaccine twice.
In addition, Valensky confirmed that there was the first case of the novel coronavirus mutant virus found in Brazil in the United States in Minnesota, but no cases of the novel coronavirus mutant virus found in South Africa have been reported.” The mutant virus seems to be more likely to spread, which will lead to an increase in cases.”
Valensky called on Americans to continue to observe safety measures, practice social distancing, wash their hands and wear masks in time, avoid non-essential travel, and get vaccinated at the right time.
Andy Slavit, senior adviser to the White House coronavirus response team, said that most people in the United States will have to wait months to get the vaccine.
On the one hand, the vaccine dose is insufficient, and on the other hand, the way vaccines are produced and managed need to be improved.” We are taking action to increase vaccine supply, but even so, it will take months to vaccinate all Americans.”