The Centre of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 246,780,203 Covid vaccine doses have been administered, with 105,523,520 people given both doses. But Dr Anthony S. Fauci, US President Joe Biden’s top adviser on Covid, acknowledged experts have accepted herd immunity is not likely to be achieved.
Dr Fauci shared how US medical experts have changed their goals from herd immunity to controlling through vaccines.
He said: “People were getting confused and thinking you’re never going to get the infections down until you reach this mystical level of herd immunity, whatever that number is.
“That’s why we stopped using herd immunity in the classic sense.
“I’m saying: Forget that for a second.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
“You vaccinate enough people, the infections are going to go down.”
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USA news: Experts have admitted America is unlikely to build herd immunity to coronavirus (Image: PA)
USA news: Anthony Fauci shared experts now think if the US can ‘vaccinate enough people, the infections are going to go down’ (Image: PA)
Rustom Antia, an evolutionary biologist at Emory University in Atlanta, told the New York Times Covid variants mean continued vaccinations will be critical to limiting the severity of outbreaks, if not their frequency.
He told the outlet: “The virus is unlikely to go away.
“But we want to do all we can to check that it’s likely to become a mild infection.”
Dr Marc Lipsitch, an epidemiologist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, also told the outlet vaccination coverage varies from