As Covid-19 cases continue to decline in the United States, Dr. Anthony Fauci says it’s still important to remain careful.
“We’ve just got to be careful about getting too excited about that because we do have the challenge of variants,” he told CNN. “One of the things that we need to make sure we do is we don't get complacent when we see those numbers go down.”
Americans must continue with public health measures until the case count is “so low that it is no longer a threat,” he urged.
The decline in cases, continued public health measures and ongoing vaccinations could together help the US go in the right direction, he added.
While experts watch out for the variants, Fauci said the variant originating from the UK is likely to get dominant in the United States by the end of March but the vaccines being administered protect against that, which is “good news.”
The process of widespread vaccinations will likely start in the spring and large portions of the public will be able to be vaccinated by the end of the summer, he told CNN.
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