Covid vaccines need to be more accessible for workers who can't easily take time off, expert says. Or the US may face a winter surge
May 5, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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A sign in front of a Rite Aid drugstore in New York on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 advertises the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine. (??Photo by Richard B. Levine)
With slowing vaccination rates across the country, the US will need to shift its strategy toward local accessibility to get out of the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci said.
(CNN)With slowing vaccination rates across the country, the US will need to shift its strategy toward local accessibility to get out of the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci said.
"I think we're going to be able to do it," Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a top Biden adviser, told CNN's Wolf Blitzer, referring to increasing the number of people vaccinated.
When the FDA does authorize a vaccine for them, Fauci said he hopes children and teens won't hesitate.
Adding millions more people to the vaccinated population will make a big difference in terms of building up population immunity, Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Health, told CNN.
Just over 50% of the state has had at least one dose of the vaccine, and over 3. 5 million have been fully vaccinated, the Department of Health said in a release Tuesday.