In a recent interview with California governor Gavin Newsom, Dr. Anthony Fauci said that as of last week, the United States had injected nearly 3 million doses of the new coronal vaccine of covid-19, but it was still months before large-scale deployment.
Newsom and Fauci have been discussing the new epidemic for nearly half an hour. Besides vaccines, they also talked about testing, mutation and other hot topics related to the epidemic.The full content of the interview can be viewed on the Facebook page。
Dr. Fauci said about 2.7 million people were vaccinated with the first dose, and they will continue to receive the second dose in the next few weeks. At present, the main vaccinations are medical staff and other important groups, while the elderly and other high-risk groups are arranged in the next round of vaccination.
Dr. Fauci predicted that the United States will usher in a large-scale "open season" supply of covid-19 vaccine in April this year, so as to gradually move towards the goal of mass immunization. However, Dr. Fauci also pointed out in the interview that it is not clear what is group immunity in terms of sars-cov-2 virus.
Dr. Fauci said: "as we enter January, it feels like we've gained more momentum... We'll open the vaccine supply as early as the end of March and the beginning of April, so anyone who wants to get vaccinated can get vaccinated. If we vaccinate people diligently in April, may, June and July, we will gradually and obviously get the degree of protection close to the group immunity. "