As the US was seemingly riding towards the fourth wave of the coronavirus, some good news came in as a silver lining. Recently, the director at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical advisor to President Joe Biden, Anthony S. Fauci, introduced a hopeful possibility of the vaccine being available in the coming April.
It is vital to remember here that even though the media has been keeping a hard track of vaccine development, the “thumbs-up” was something everyone was longing for. The vaccine is currently on its trial basis; it is only being deployed in limited quantity to vaccination camps around different states of the US guarded by national guards. The trial vaccine is being given out in “phases,” and only people at most risk are prioritized candidates—those are the people who have profound symptoms of Covid-19.
In such complications and tensions, the prediction by Anthony S. Fauci definitely came out as a reason to be happy.
Anthony S. Fauci is a reputed physicist who is serving as a director at the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1985 and has recently taken up the position of the chief medical advisor of President Joe Biden. Because of his esteemed reputation and position, he is considered to be the nation’s leading disease expert.
He predicted the last Thursday that there would be/could be an “open season” on vaccine doses by the coming April.
Fauci told NBC:
“By the time we get to April, that will be what I would call, for better wording, ‘open season,’ namely, virtually everybody and anybody in any category could start to get vaccinated.”
This statement heavily implies that, unlike now, people of all conditions would be able to get vaccinated by April’s availability period. These remarks also hint of a tone that Fauci expects the developers to pace up the process and provide a “done deal” on the vaccine by April. His expectations aren’t unjustified. All the authorities are giving their best to win this battle. For instance, the Biden administration has recently purchased about 200 million doses of two different kinds of coronavirus vaccines in order to secure sufficient units for till the end of July to cover everyone’s eligibility for vaccination.
Even though the vaccine is sure to be in the last stages of progress, it is extremely vital not to let go of the CDC’s standard safety procedures—i.e., wearing a mask, sanitizing, and social distancing. In fact, CDC has encouraged Americans to wear two masks at the same time to prevent the small infectious particles from entering their mouth and nose through loose ends of the mask.
Apart from that, national and international authorities recommend people to get tested immediately. Getting tested for Covid-19 would help the authorities to determine the priority of the vaccine candidate. So, if you haven’t had tested for coronavirus yet, get your appointment scheduled right now for a free and quick 15-minute Covid-19 test.