Dr. Anthony Fauci is now saying that masks and social distancing might still be needed after a vaccine becomes available.
Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday it will still be necessary to social distance, wear masks and take other COVID-19 precautions after a vaccine becomes available to Americans.
“I would recommend to people to not to abandon all public health measures just because you’ve been vaccinated,” Fauci told CNN anchor Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.”
“Because even though for the general population it might be 90 to 95 percent effective, you don’t necessarily know for you how effective it is.”
They never let a good crisis go to waste.
We currently have two vaccines that are looking great:
One from Moderna:
“The vaccines that we’re talking about, and vaccines to come, are really the light at the end of the tunnel.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci says that the results of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine are “truly striking.” https://t.co/twqbvbQ6qN
— The Associated Press (@AP) November 16, 2020
A second experimental COVID-19 vaccine — this one from Moderna Inc. — yielded extraordinarily strong early results Monday, another badly needed dose of hope as the pandemic enters a terrible new phase.
Moderna said its vaccine appears to be 94.5% effective, according to preliminary data from an ongoing study. A week ago, competitor Pfizer Inc. announced its own vaccine looked 90% effective — news that puts both companies on track to seek permission within weeks for emergency use in the U.S.
The results are “truly striking,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government’s top infectious-diseases expert. “The vaccines that we’re talking about, and vaccines to come, are really the light at the end of the tunnel.”
One From Pfizer:
Pfizer and BioNTech announced that they have a vaccine candidate that is 90% effective at beating the Chinese Coronavirus.
— Squawk Box (@SquawkCNBC) November 9, 2020
Pfizer and BioNTech announced Monday their coronavirus vaccine was more than 90% effective in preventing Covid-19 among those without evidence of prior infection, hailing the development as “a great day for science and humanity.”
“I think we can see light at the end of the tunnel,” Pfizer Chairman and CEO Dr. Albert Bourla told CNBC’s Meg Tirell on “Squawk Box.” “I believe this is likely the most significant medical advance in the last 100 years, if you count the impact this will have in public health, global economy.”
The announcement comes as drugmakers and research centers scramble to deliver a safe and effective vaccine to help bring an end to the coronavirus pandemic that has claimed over 1.2 million lives worldwide.
Scientists are hoping for a coronavirus vaccine that is at least 75% effective, while White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci has said one that is 50% or 60% effective would be acceptable.
President Trump is already touting this major win(as he should):
STOCK MARKET UP BIG, VACCINE COMING SOON. REPORT 90% EFFECTIVE. SUCH GREAT NEWS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 9, 2020
Stocks are up:
“Stocks are surging on Biden’s win, and definitely not a COVID vaccine” is peak TDS. https://t.co/9IKZQvuAyy
— BDW (@BryanDeanWright) November 9, 2020
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