December 30, local time, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in an interview with the media that if the United States can increase the coronavirus vaccination rate in 2021, Americans will return to normal life in early autumn.
Fauci said that although the launch of the coronavirus vaccine is slower than expected, if the United States can “catch up” in 2021 and widely vaccinate the general public against the novel coronavirus from April, American society will return to normal as soon as possible.
“If we vaccinated people widely in April, May, June, July, we’ll be moving closer to the protection target of herd immunity,” Fauci said.
If 70 to 85 percent of the population is vaccinated, it is possible to achieve herd immunity to COVID-19 in the United States, Fauci said.
Fauci called on the American population to be actively vaccinated against the coronavirus, saying, “By early fall, we will have enough herd immunity to truly return to normal life – schools, theaters, sports events, restaurants.
Fauci: The new mutant COVID-19 infection in the United States is the same as that in the United Kingdom.
After the United States reported the first mutant COVID-19 infection on the 29th, California Governor Newsom said in an interview with Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases on the 30th that Southern California reported a case of mutant COVID-19 infection on the same day, which was a change from the previous discovery in the United Kingdom.
The same as the novel coronavirus. Fauci said that the mutant coronavirus seems to be more infectious, but it is not fatal. Fauci also said it’s not surprising to report mutant COVID-19 cases in California, and it’s likely that there will be more cases, while likely to see other states report the same cases soon.
In addition, officials of the Colorado Department of Health said at a press conference on the 30th that after the first case of mutant COVID-19 was reported on the 29th, another suspected mutant COVID-19 infection was found in the state on the 30th.
It is reported that both confirmed and suspected COVID-19 are members of the Colorado National Guard. Neither of them has a history of traveling abroad, and experts say that the mutant coronavirus may have appeared in the United States and began to spread as early as November or December.