Dr Anthony Fauci predicts that a coronavirus vaccine will be developed by the end of 2020.
“I believe that by the time we get to the end of this calendar year, we will feel comfortable having a safe and effective vaccine,” said Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Disease. infectious, on NBC. TODAY “Wednesday.
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He added that in a number of vaccine trials, there is “enough data for you to feel really comfortable that it was safe and effective for the American public.”
Fauci also warned of the upcoming flu season that will worsen the coronavirus pandemic. To avoid this, he said the United States should focus on reducing the spread of the virus now.
“What I would really like to see is a full court press to bring us down as a baseline, so that when you get these cases in the fall, they don’t increase,” he said. -he declares.
In that vein, Fauci said people should be careful over the upcoming Labor Day weekend.
“We saw after July 4, after Memorial Day, an increase in cases. Wear a mask. Keep your social distances. Avoid the crowds, ”he advised. “You can avoid these kinds of surges. You don’t want to be someone who is spreading the epidemic. You want to be part of the solution, not the problem. “
To deal with coronavirus outbreaks at several universities after students return to campus, Fauci urged school officials not to send people who test positive home.
“Keep them at the university in a place that is sufficiently sequestered from other students.” But don’t let them go home because they might spread it in their home country, ”Fauci said.