Dr. Anthony Fauci says that public health officials are taking contagious mutations of the coronavirus ‘very seriously’ including ‘more ominous’ strains seen in Brazil and South Africa, though help could be on the way in the form of two new vaccines.
Fauci, one of the nation’s foremost experts on infectious diseases, added that America was ‘weeks away, not months away’ from granting emergency use authorization of two new COVID-19 vaccines.
He told NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday that he was confident President-elect Joe Biden could deliver on his pledge to vaccinate 100 million people in the first 100 days of his term in office, which begins on Wednesday.
Since last month’s rollout of the Pfizer BioNTech and Modern vaccines, the United States has struggled to get more of its population inoculated.
Complicating matters is a surge in coronavirus cases that is being compounded by new mutations.
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Source: Daily Mail