I think Operation Warp Speed was very successful. Fauci said having a vaccine ready for distribution within a year of the virus being discovered is truly an unprecedented achievement.
The main challenge now, he continues, says is to ensure that enough people are injected so that the immune levels of 70 to 75 percent of the population can be reached. “We need to involve the community and explain to people why the process of developing these vaccines was a purely scientific process, and that vaccination is safe and effective,” he said.
While vaccines against the virus may spread in the coming weeks, the United States faces a new wave of hospitalizations and deaths. The daily death toll passed 3,000 last week, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. In total, more than 293,000 people have been killed in the United States so far and more than 15.5 million Americans have been infected with the virus.
Fauci learned this week that he could stay in office even after a change of power on Jan.20 and join the new Covid team if Biden were president. The chief immunologist, who heads the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is now a senior adviser to President Donald Trump on fighting the coronavirus in the United States.
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