Dr. Anthony Fauci Says Life Could Return to ‘Normal’ By Fall

Washington, USA 12 4 2020 Anthony Fauci is an American physician

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The world as we know it changed drastically in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Our new normal includes wearing masks, a lack of indoor dining, and no fans at sporting events, but that could all change by the fall.

According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, life could return to “quite normal” by fall 2021 because of the growing accessibility of coronavirus vaccines.

Fauci notes there could be up to 1 million daily doses of vaccines made available.

“If we get 70 to 85 percent of the population vaccinated and we start right now, we’re getting the people who are in the priority groups,” Fauci said, via Newsweek. “By the time we get to the end of March, the beginning of April, I would have hoped that we would have taken care of all of those priority [groups] and have what I call ‘open season’ on vaccines—namely, anybody who wants a vaccine can get a vaccine.

“If from April, May, June, July and August, we do the kind of vaccine implementation that I’m talking about—at least a million people a day and maybe more—by the time we end the summer and get to the fall, we will have achieved that level of herd immunity that I think will get us back to some form of normality, and maybe quite normal.”

The 74-year-old Fauci has been director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984 and one of the most respected voices during the coronavirus pandemic.

Fauci, who has advised six presidents, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush in 2008.

The coronavirus mainly comes from animals and a majority of those who were infected early either worked at or frequently visited the Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, according to The Guardian. The virus is similar to Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (Mers).

The Wuhan coronavirus is transmitted from person to person through “droplet transmission.” That means an infected person can pass the virus by sneezing or coughing on another person as well as by direct contact.

While a majority of the cases have been detected in the United States and China — with more than 18.3 million confirmed cases and 323,000 deaths in the United States — it has now reached many countries around the world. It has also been confirmed in Italy, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and many other eastern countries.

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