US COVID-19 vaccine rollout was ‘too rigid,’ Fauci says
The U.S. was “too rigid” in the initial rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert said on Tuesday, the same day that the Trump administration moved to expand distribution efforts.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, speaking at the “Futures Forum on Preparedness,” hosted by Schmidt Futures, said the country “needs to do better than we’ve done so far,” in the distribution effort.
Fauci, who noted that country faced “almost an unprecedented challenge” in rolling out the vaccine, said that while it was appropriate to get shots to priority groups such as health care workers and people who are in nursing homes, the country was “too rigid in categorizing and classifying people,” which prevented “getting the vaccine doses out in the most efficient matter.”
He said that while the U.S. is not “abandoning the prioritization” approach, it will move forward so that when people are …continued .
[Source: Fox News]