Anthony Fauci recently came out with a sobering take on how long it will take for the United States of America to get back to normal following the coronavirus pandemic. Hot New Hip Hop picked up on comments from the public health advisor recently in which he claimed it would take at least another year.
Fauci is currently the leader of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, an organization that has played a crucial role in the understanding, prevention, and cure of illnesses such as Ebola, the swine flu, MERS, and HIV/AIDS.
During a new interview with MSNBC, Fauci gave his estimation as to when a coronavirus vaccine will finally be available. He said that a vaccine will likely come out either at the beginning of 2021 or later in the year.
Fauci explained how it would take a long time for the American population to be vaccinated even after it hits the market. He says by the time everyone has been vaccinated, it’ll probably be near the ending of 2021.
Fauci claims it would be “well into 2021,” probably even near the end. Moreover, Fauci argued that the vaccine would have to be distributed at a similar rate as the spread of the virus, which typically infects 40,000 Americans every day and kills 1,000.
Fauci says it’s crucial for the public to continue social distancing and wearing masks to thwart the spread of COVID-19. It’s only going to increase in importance as time goes on.
The issue of wearing masks has been contentious ever since states all over the US began implementing the rule. States such as Nevada have made it mandatory for everyone to wear a mask while in public spaces.
Earlier this year, Fauci was in the headlines for more positive reasons. During an interview, he stated he’d like to see Brad Pitt impersonate him during a Saturday Night Live skit.
Pitt made it come true and received an Emmy nomination for his portrayal of the public health official. Pitt portrayed Fauci in a critically hailed skit in which he finished it off with a plea for Americans to stay safe.