The good news is that there is now at least a faint light at the end of the tunnel, but we may still be a ways away from reaching it.
The coronavirus pandemic has been an all-consuming nightmare for Americans over the course of the last 9 months, as we remain locked in safety and solitude, hoping for a lessening of the deadly disease’s impact.
Now, with a number of highly effective vaccines on the way, we do believe that we’ll be crawling our way out of this mess, and one of the nation’s leading experts is now suggesting a possible timeline for “normality”.
Dr. Anthony Fauci told PODCAST-19 this week that the U.S. will reach “very close to a degree of normality” next fall, but only if an “overwhelming majority” of the population is vaccinated.
When asked when he expects Americans to “start seeing life get back to normal,” Fauci pointed to fall 2021 but caveated his prediction, explaining that the “overwhelming majority” of the population will need to be vaccinated to make that a reality.
“It’s going to depend on our success in vaccinating what I would say is an overwhelming majority of the population, between 70 to 85 percent,” Fauci said.
“If we can do that, by mid to end of the summer, I think as we get into fall, October, November, times like that, I think we will be very close to a degree of normality,” he continued.
Of course, conniving that many Americans to receive a COVID-19 vaccine could prove difficult.
Recent polls shows that less than 60% of citizens in the United States were planning to receive the inoculation, which could complicate the timeline that Fauci has proposed.
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