Francis Collins: If we don’t get 70 to 80% of Americans being immunized, this could go on and on and on

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FDA prepares to OK a second vaccine as Covid-19 deaths top 40,000 this month

By Christina Maxouris, CNN

Updated 6:33 AM ET, Fri December 18, 2020

Source: CNN

The task at hand now is to tackle skepticism many communities have toward the vaccine, and pass along the facts, according to Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health.

“I’ve had the chance to be intimately involved in every step of the way here in the development of these vaccines. There have been no shortcuts taken, there’s no hidden information,” he told CNN. “This is something you want to do, for yourself, for your family, for the future of our nation.”

“Because if we don’t get to that point of 70 to 80% of Americans being immunized, this could go on and on and on and we could lose even more lives, and that would be the worst possible kind of tragedy,” he added.

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  1. Francis Collins: If we don’t get 70 to 80% of Americans being immunized, this could go on and on and on. Is there a possibility you could start a new trend and leave the Americans alone, stick to US. Trouble.

  2. The EMA has said it will meet by 29 December at the latest with a vaccine rollout expected within days of that date.

    Germany’s health minister, Jens Spahn, said despite having the fast-track option, the country had opted to wait for the EMA in order to help boost confidence in the safety of the vaccine.

    “The idea is not that we’re the first, but the idea is to have safe and effective vaccines in the pandemic and that we can create confidence and nothing is more important than confidence with respect to vaccines,” he told a news conference.

    “We have member states, including Germany, who could have issued such an emergency authorisation if we’d wanted to. But we decided against this and what we opted for was a common approach to move forward together.”

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-55175232

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