Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has his hopes low on creating a herd immunity in the US, even after inventing the vaccine.
The reason for this pessimistic observation is the refusal of one-third of Americans to accept coronavirus vaccination.
Knowing this, and suspecting the effectiveness of the possible new COVID-19 vaccine, Fauci thinks that it is unlikely to defeat this deadly virus soon.
According to him, the best-ever created vaccine is the one against measles, which is 97 to 98 percent effective.
The research for the new vaccine is not even near these numbers, and the experts are willing to settle for 70% to 75% effective coronavirus vaccine.
More and more people around the world, and especially in the US, are refusing to accept any vaccination, and are propagating anti-vaccine movement that the health authorities need to struggle with.
Fauci said: “It’s not going to be easy. Anyone who thinks it will be easy is not facing reality. It’s going to be very difficult.”
The government’s vaccine education program is ready to start, bringing the importance of vaccination to the communities through public figures who the majority looks up to.
He added: “They may not like a government person in a suit like me telling them, even though I will tell them. They really need to see people that they can relate to in the community — sports figures, community heroes, people that they look up to.”