Fauci urges national COVID-19 coordination

Vaccine acceptance requires clear messaging and leadership, experts say. Meantime, states tighten restrictions as case count keeps growing.

  • Coordination across the nation is essential to controlling COVID-19, says National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anythony Fauci. In a round of interviews Monday and Tuesday, Fauci said that the public must hear consistent messages and follow public health guidelines (such as wearing masks) until enough people are vaccinated against COVID-19.

    • Based on the latest vaccine data, Fauci said he expects vaccinations to begin in late December, with most people getting access before next summer.

    • Convincing Americans to get immunized requires separating COVID-19 from the political discourse, Fauci said, urging Americans to pay attention to what the science indicates.

Keep those masks on and wash your hands, please!

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