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Fauci expects a small spike in COVID-19 infections when opening the country cautiously

In the case of a favorable scenario in the United States, victims of coronavirus can become from 70 to 80 thousand people.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and infectious diseases, said that he expects an increase in COVID-19 infections after the US begins to reopen after the coronavirus pandemic. However, according to Fauci, the number of new infections will be low if restrictions are lifted carefully and consistently, and if all new cases are identified, isolated, and tracked.

According to this scenario, a “small number” of new cases will appear in the US, and the total number of infected will reach 70 000 – 80 000 human.

Fauci believes that the return of the virus is inevitable. Moreover, according to him, the coronavirus will never completely disappear.

By the end of this year, it will be known whether scientists will be able to get a safe and effective vaccine. Then, Fauci said, the main challenge will be to produce enough and distribute the vaccine around the world.

Last week, human trials of a potential vaccine began at the University of Oxford in London. According to the New York Times, the vaccine performed well during a test on monkeys. If successful, several million doses of the vaccine will be produced by September.