Kevin Dietsch / Pool via APDr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks on July 31, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Kevin Dietsch / Pool via AP)
Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday that Americans should not expect to return to a pre-coronavirus pandemic level of normality until potentially late next year.
The director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, though, did not rule out the possibility that a return to normal life could come earlier.
“But by the time you mobilize the distribution of the vaccinations and you get the majority or more of the population vaccinated and protected, that’s likely not going to happen until the mid or end of 2021,” he said.