After all the struggle that the whole humanity has been through, it seems that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.
“I believe that by the time we get to the end of this calendar year that we will feel comfortable that we do have a safe and effective vaccine,” Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on NBC’s “TODAY” this week.
He also added that in a number of vaccine trials, there is “enough data that you would really feel comfortable it was safe and effective for the American public.”
If this turns out to be correct, and a safe vaccine will indeed be available in 2020, this would be great, considering the pain and suffering that the whole world has been through since the beginning of this pandemic.
People’s reality has changed, and everyone’s lives have been governed by fear and uncertainty this year. Experts all over the world have been working day and night to find viable treatments and a vaccine to stop this new plague.
Warning about the upcoming flu season
The same online publication that we mentioned above also noted that Fauci warned about the upcoming flu season and said that in order to avoid making things worse, the country should focus on reducing the spread of the virus.
“What I’d really like to see is a full court press to get us way down as a baseline, so that when you get these cases in the fall, they won’t surge up,” he said.
Fauci also said that people should take great care over the coming Labor Day weekend.
“We have seen after Fourth of July, we saw after Memorial Day, a surge in cases. Wear a mask. Keep social distancing. Avoid crowds,” he advised.
He continued and told everyone: “You can avoid those kind of surges. You don’t want to be someone who’s propagating the outbreak. You want to be part of the solution, not part of the problem.”