Anthony Fauci, the director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, said it was too early to declare victory over the coronavirus, despite a falling number of cases, The Guardian reports.
Fauci noted that they don’t want to declare victory prematurely, but the more people get vaccinated, the community will be safer. He pointed there’s a danger of emerging coronavirus variants to diminish the effectiveness of existing vaccines.
According to the Johns Hopkins University’s estimates, the number of daily cases have more than halved since the start of this month. At the same time, CDC says 59.1% of the Americans aged 12 and over had been vaccinated at least once as of last Friday.
Fauci underlined that they cannot abandon public health measures when there’s still a degree of viral activity in the broad community in the US and said that 30,000 infections is still a lot of infections per day.