COVID-19: 90% of the population may need to be vaccinated to end the epidemic

Dr. Eric Topol, founder and director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute, said in an interview published Sunday that 90 percent of Americans are likely to be vaccinated to end the COVID-19 epidemic.

“Right now we need 85 to 95% vaccines against the Delta,” he told USA Today.

Tom McCarthy, head of the Rhode Island Department of Health COVID Response Unit, also put the figure at 90 percent, citing Delta’s difference, the paper reported.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told The New York Times in an interview published in December that between 70% and 90% of US citizens would want to be vaccinated (or vaccinated). COVID-19 in order for the country to reach the defense team.

“We don’t really know what the real number is. I think the real rent is between 70 and 90 percent. But, I’m not going to say 90 percent,” he said at the time.

Livestock protection is where a large portion of the population is protected from infection; infections can occur naturally or in the form of vaccines to prevent infections such as influenza and COVID-19.

Fifty-five percent of the US, or one hundred and eighty-five million is considered a full-fledged balance.


Fauci on Sunday suggested that Americans may even spend Christmas alone in 2021. He told CBS “Face The Nation” that it was too early.

“We need to focus on continuing to drop these numbers and not try to jump ahead with weeks or months and say what we will do at another time,” Fauci said.

Fox News’ Audrey Conklin contributed to this report

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