Dr. Fauci is ‘cautiously optimistic’ that by the end of 2021 there will be enough coronavirus vaccine shots for all Americans
- Dr. Anthony Fauci is ‘cautiously optimistic’ that there will be enough coronavirus vaccine shots available for any American who wants to get them by the end of 2021.
- Recent polling suggests about three-quarters of the US population is interested in getting a coronavirus vaccine.
- “I don’t think you’ll ever see a mandating of vaccines, particularly for the general public,” Fauci said. “You cannot force someone to take a vaccine.”
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There is no federally-approved vaccine for the novel coronavirus in the US yet, and the large clinical trials that will determine if candidate vaccines work safely and effectively among the general public just started earlier this summer.
But already, Dr. Anthony Fauci suspects that if Americans want a coronavirus vaccine, they’ll be able to get one before next year is up.
“As we get well into 2021, it is likely that there’d be enough doses for anyone who wanted it,” he said on Tuesday during a virtual town hall with Healthline.
Fauci’s self-proclaimed “cautiously optimistic” outlook about the success of coronavirus vaccines in the US comes just as the federal government is readying to bankroll the manufacture of hundreds of millions of …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]