Life in the U.S. will not get back to normal until fall 2021, says Dr. Anthony Fauci
ByFunAsia 02 Jan 2021 09:28 AM 155

Top White House coronavirus adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci clearly said that life in the U.S. will not get back to normal until fall 2021 despite emergency approvals of vaccines.

He told the media, "We can do both, we can keep the country open and we can abide by the public health measures."

"That together with a vaccine, I believe in 2021 we will see this behind us. ... It’s not going to happen in the first few months. If we do it correctly, hopefully, as we get into the end of the summer, the beginning of the fall of 2021, we can start to approach some degree of normality."

Fauci commented only after Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said that the scarcity of state and local funds may be one reason why millions of COVID-19 vaccines distributed to states across the country are still not available to patients.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, posed after receiving his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the National Institutes of Health, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

Only 3 million people have been vaccinated, despite the Trump administration’s promise to give the vaccine to 20 million by the end of December.

Fauci said, "Whenever you have a very large operation, such as trying to vaccinate an entire country with a new vaccine, there always will be bumps in the road."

"We hope ... as we get into the first week or so of January, we'll catch up quickly with that 20-million-dose-in-the-arms projection that we had. And as we get into the middle of January, February, March, we would be on the target."

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