The US is turning to the coronavirus pandemic and U.S. health officials are now focusing on more Americans being vaccinated, Jeff Zients, the COVID-19 response coordinator for the White House, said on Sunday.
“I’d suggest we turn the corner,” Zients told CNN’s “State of the Union” interview.
It is now the job of continuing to create trust in vaccines and vaccinate enough Americans to mitigate the virus’ spread and its versions.
US medical officers are in full court to resolve vaccine hesitation and make it as quick as possible to access COVID-19 vaccines in order to achieve President Joe Biden‘s 70% target for Americans who will have at least one shot on July 4, the United States Independence Day.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top coronavirus advisor at the White House, said it is unlikely that the Biden target will be reached or surpassed by another rise in coronavirus infection.
“The greater the proportion of vaccinations, the less likely you will see a big boom in seasons such as next autumn or winter,” said Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases on NBC’s Meet the Press.
“That is why vaccination is so critical. This is the wild card we’ve got now that we didn’t have last autumn or last winter. “
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