USA – Anthony Fauci asks Americans to take whatever vaccine is available
The top US infectious disease expert told on Thursday a third vaccine becoming available “is nothing but good news” and would help control of the pandemic. US regulators announced Wednesday that Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine offers strong protection against severe Covid-19. It’s expected to be approved soon by the FDA.
Fauci warns people not to hold off on getting the Johnson & Johnson vaccine while waiting for the slightly more effective Pfizer or Moderna shots.
He says it’s a race “between the virus and getting vaccines into people” and “the longer one waits not getting vaccinated, the better chance the virus has to get a variant or a mutation.”
The predominant coronavirus variant within the United States is from Britain. Fauci says the vaccines distributed within the US “clearly can take care of that particular strain.”
President Joe Biden plans to distribute thousands and thousands of face masks to Americans in communities hard-hit by the coronavirus.