The main US specialist warned that the amount of doses that may be available in December will not be “enough to vaccinate everyone” and will still have to wait “several months in 2021”.
The main epidemiologist in the United States, Anthony Fauci, told the British network BBC what will be known in your country before the end of this year if there is a vaccine against Covid-19 that is “safe and effective.”
In an interview with the public channel broadcast this Sunday, the expert commented: “We will know if a vaccine is safe by the end of November, beginning of December” In the United States, the first limited doses will be awarded with priority to people at higher risk of complications or health personnel, before they can be offered to the rest of the population.
Fauci also warned that the amount of doses that may be available in December they will not be “enough to vaccinate everyone” and we will still have to wait “several months in 2021”.
The epidemiologist warned that a possible vaccine would not remove the rules of restriction and security that are applied today in all countries to avoid the transmission of the virus.
In the interview, the expert also assured that he does not let the insults he receives from the US President, Donald Trump, distract him so that he can focus on working on the development of vaccines and “preserve health and the safety of Americans. “
Fauci was asked several times during this interview about the disqualifications made by Trump about him and other health experts in that country. Among them, the US president recently stated that “people are tired of Covid and to listen to Fauci and all these idiots. “
On this point, Fauci replied that it does not help him that they confront Trump and that he focuses on what he considers “the most important mission: to preserve health, the safety and well-being of Americans directly and indirectly, for the entire world, including the United Kingdom. “
“I think the rest are just distractions. If I focus on them, or let them bother me, I couldn’t do my job “He indicated, while pointing out that he does not allow those statements to affect him on a “personal” level.
However, he did deny one of those latest statements by Trump, who suggested in the last debate with the Democratic candidate for the next presidential elections in the country, Joe Biden, that the coronavirus was close to “leaving” the United States.
Fauci rejected that this was the case and expressed concern about the potential impact that such statements contrary to scientific evidence can have among citizens.