On August 23, President Biden’s chief medical advisor declared for CNN that he believes the pandemic can be controlled in the U.S in the spring of 2022. This will be the case if more Americans get vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, around 90 million. Dr. Fauci apologized for predicting that the pandemic would be controlled in the fall of 2022. He just misspoke by error, and he meant to say the spring of 2022, not the fall.
U.S Health Officials seem confident vaccination is the best weapon against the new coronavirus
The vaccination campaign in the U.S began more than eight months ago, and the President’s chief medical advisor is confident that things can improve if more people get vaccinated. Controlling the Covid-19 virus means for Dr. Fauci that a shield protecting the community will exist thanks to the vaccination. In addition, there will be fewer restrictions. It does not mean the virus will be eliminated, but things could get close to normal. People could go to restaurants or the cinema, or even enjoy concerts.
August 23: A day with Many News
Yesterday, the FDA gave Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine full approval. The vaccine already had emergency authorization, but after analyzing data from more than 44,000 people, the full approval has arrived. Many Americans declared in the past that they were reluctant to inoculation because the Covid-19 vaccines available in the U.S: Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson, did not have full approval from the FDA. The full approval of the Pfizer vaccine guarantees that the jab is safe and effective.
The Pentagon issued a no-option mandate for active service members. President Biden declared that he wants all active military staff inoculated by mid-September. New York City decided to issue the first no-option mandate for public workers, including teachers, school staff, and police officers. San Francisco also wants vaccine mandates, as well as Pasadena, California. Many big corporations have already issued vaccine mandates, but not all are no-option. In some companies, unvaccinated employees can wear a mask and go through regular testing.