The chief infectious disease specialist of the United States, Anthony Fauci, said that one million people would not die because of COVID-19 if more Americans were vaccinated. He called this method of reducing mortality on the air of the CNN TV channel.
“We have the capabilities; we have vaccines that are highly effective and safe,” Fauci said. At the same time, he noted that he does not consider a million deaths from coronavirus “something inevitable.”
Earlier, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki threatened to dismiss U.S. federal civil servants if they refuse to undergo vaccination against coronavirus. At the same time, she answered in the affirmative to the question of whether those officials who refused vaccination without a valid reason were threatened with dismissal.
According to the latest data, the coronavirus has been detected in 42 million people in the United States. More than 32 million of them recovered, more than 691,000 patients died.