Dr. Anthony Fauci says he would “settle” for a 70% to 75% effective coronavirus vaccine, but warned that the United States may not get flock immunity in the infection if too many people refuse to be vaccinated, according to a relationship.
“The best we’ve ever done is measles, which is 97 to 98% effective,” the United States’ top infectious disease expert told CNN. “It would be wonderful if we got there. I don’t think we will. I’d settle for [a] 70, 75 percent effective vaccine. “
Fauci, head of the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases, noted that incomplete protection and the fact that many people say they will skip the vaccine make it “unlikely”
A recent CNN poll found that a third of Americans said they didn’t want to try getting a vaccine, even though it is widely available and cheap.
Herd immunity is obtained when a sufficient percentage of a population is immune from an infectious disease, either through a previous disease or through vaccination.
Over the next three months, three vaccines are expected to be studied in major clinical trials, but “there is a general anti-science, anti-authority and anti-vaccine sentiment among some people in this country – an alarming percentage of people, relatively speaking,” called Fauci.
Given the influence of anti-vaxxers, he added, “We have a lot of work to do” to educate people about the truth about vaccines.
“It won’t be easy,” said Fauci, a member of the White House task force on the pandemic.
“Anyone [who] think it will be easy not to face reality. It will be very difficult. “
He said the government has a vaccine education program to spread the message.
“We currently have a program that will be broad in reaching out to the community,” he said.
“You might not like a government guy in a suit and tie like I tell him, even if I tell him. They really need to see people they can relate to in the community: sports characters, community heroes, people they look at. “
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which run several federal health education programs, have sent CNN to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which manages the White House’s efforts to develop a vaccine.
HHS spokesman Michael Caputo has not confirmed the existence of a vaccine education campaign, adding in an email that “I hate to see CNN released [a] wildly wrong story. “
When asked what vote he would assign to the United States to manage the pandemic, Fauci said that “some states will be A +. Some will be A and some will be in C somewhere, “he said, choosing New York to do” really well “.