Before the end of this year, it will be possible to know if there is a vaccine against COVID-19 that is “safe and effective” in the United States, said Anthony Fauci, the epidemiologist.
In an interview with the BBC, the expert commented that, although it will be known if the vaccine is safe by the end of November or beginning of December, in the United States the first limited doses will be applied with priority to people with the elderly, to those who have risks of suffering complications or health personnel, before being offered to the rest of the population.
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The epidemiologist pointed out that a possible vaccine would not eliminate the restriction and safety regulations applied in all countries, since it is necessary to continue avoiding the transmission of the virus.
In the interview, the expert assured that the insults he receives from President Donald Trump distract him since he focuses on working on the development of vaccines, as well as preserving the health and safety of Americans.
Fauci was asked, on several occasions, about the disqualifications that Trump has made about him and other health experts in that country, among which the statement that “people are tired of the covid and of listening to Fauci and all these idiots “. Fauci responded that it does not help that they confront Trump and that he focuses on what he considers “the most important mission: to preserve the health, safety, and well-being of Americans, directly and indirectly, for the entire world, including the Kingdom. United“. He indicated that, if he concentrated on those distractions or allowed them to bother him, he would not be able to carry out his work, so he remains without affectations on a personal level.
However, he denied one of Trump’s latest statements, which he suggested in the last debate for the presidential elections with the Democratic candidate, 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, may have on citizens.