Dr. Anthony Fauci is now predicting that America won’t return to “a strong semblance of normality” until the Fall, and even that will take Herculean efforts to increase the speed of vaccine distribution.
U.S. health officials had hoped to vaccinate 20 million Americans by the end of 2020 but fell well short, inoculating about 5 million people.
Fauci, an immunologist and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases who served on the White House Coronavirus Task Force, said that should pick up by Spring.
“I would say end of March, beginning of April, so let’s say in April, it will be what I call open season, namely anybody who wants to get vaccinated can get vaccinated,” Fauci said in a Facebook interview with Calfornia Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom.
“If we then diligently vaccinate people in April, May, June, July, that we will gradually and noticeably get a degree of protection approaching herd immunity, which I