Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease expert in the United States, said on the 17th that President-designate Biden’s plan to vaccinate 100 million people against the coronavirus within 100 days in office was “completely feasible”.
According to Reuters on the 17th, Fauci said in an interview on the same day that the two new vaccines being developed by AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson may be submitted to U.S. regulators for approval “soon”, which will accelerate the pace of vaccination.
We only need a few weeks, not a few months.” Fauci said.
Fauci also pointed out that vaccinating more people, requiring people to wear masks and maintaining social distancing will be the best way for the United States to deal with the more infectious mutant coronavirus.
Fauci’s comments are accompanied by criticism of the current rate of vaccination in the United States.
According to the report, the cumulative number of coronavirus deaths in the United States has exceeded 390,000.
But so far, about 10.6 million Americans have been vaccinated, meeting only half of the current President Trump’s expected target for the end of 2020.
Previously, Biden said that accelerating vaccination would be one of his top priorities after he took office on the 20th, and Fauci would also serve as the president’s chief medical adviser in the Biden administration.