US President Anthony Fauci, chief health advisor to US President Joe Biden, told CNN television on Sunday that it was envisioned that Americans would still have to wear a mask in 2022, even if the United States eased restrictions imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Although the daily number of confirmed infections continues to decline in the United States, thousands of Americans still die every day from the Coronavirus. Just over 5 percent of the country’s population has been vaccinated with both doses of the vaccine to date. One of Biden’s top priorities is to speed up the pace of vaccinations, and federal leaders are calling for more and more doses of the vaccine to try to prevent the spread of an epidemic that has killed nearly half a million people in the United States. far.
„This number is half a million terrible historical landmarks, Said a virologist with the US government’s Coronavirus Task Force.
When asked whether the Americans were expected to continue wearing the mask next year, Fauci answered, “I think that could be the caseThis also depends, for example, on the prevalence of newer variants, he added.
In an interview with US television, NBC, the expert also talked about that it is too early to say when the US can achieve full immunity. On Sunday’s TV show on Fox News, he said whether people in the United States will need a booster later will depend on how the so-called mutation spreads in South Africa.
„While the currently available vaccines appear to provide protection against the alternative nationwide, they have less protection against the South African version, which has not yet prevailed.The virologist said. Anthony Fauci added:If this variant becomes more prevalent, we may need to obtain a vaccine variant that specifically protects against the mutation in South Africa.“
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