Fresno, California 2021-06-07 14:33:50 –
In an exclusive Live with Kelly and Ryan interview, Biden and Dr. Fauci sit down with their hosts to discuss their latest efforts to fight COVID-19 and share the latest information on the country’s progress towards the pandemic. did.Talk about expanding the scope of vaccination efforts in the United States
Infection rates have fallen to their lowest levels since testing began in most parts of the country.
“It’s really good news,” said Dr. Fauci. “Approximately 50% of the adult population is already vaccinated. Over 60% of the adult population has been vaccinated at least once, so we are really on the right track. July 4 By the day it will reach 70% of the adult population, but we must continue, you guys can’t declare victory prematurely. “
The Pfizer vaccine has been approved for emergency use in patients over the age of 12, and Moderna will soon receive such approval.
“It will be a gradual relaxation of age,” said Dr. Fauci. “First 12 to 9, then 9 to 6, then 6 to 2”
He said it was unclear if a third booster would be needed, but he hopes it will be available to people of all ages by the end of the year.
“The immunity from this is likely not infinite, so it seems that one will eventually be needed,” he said. “But I don’t know when that will happen.”
He said research is underway to measure the length of immunity and will update the guidance as information becomes available.
Regarding vaccine hesitation, they discussed the health effects of young people who are unlikely to have a less serious response to COVID-19 infection. But they urged them not to become the epidemic of the disease.
“It’s based on science,” Biden said. “So if you don’t want to do it yourself, do it for your best friend who may have diabetes. Do it for your grandma who may be ill. For someone else, your neighbor. I have to do it. “
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Still, they are hopeful about the country’s developments, and Dr. Fauci said July 4th is an important target date for vaccination.
“If you keep going the way you are, you’ll start moving towards normal,” he said. “The situation will get better and better as summer approaches, but again, it’s very important to see the wonderful weather and many people being vaccinated. Please do not stop. “
They opposed complacency and said the fight would continue.
“We will continue to work until the finish line,” Biden said. “Until you reach that goal”
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