“If we get a vaccination campaign, and by the second or third quarter of 2021 we have vaccinated a substantial proportion of the people, I think it will be easily by the end of 2021, and perhaps even into the next year, before we start having some semblances of normality,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, member of the White House task force on Covid-19 reportedly said while speaking with the University of Melbourne about the coronavirus.
“Masks in the United States have almost become a political statement, and I know that was carried in the news globally, it was really … very, very difficult. In fact, people were ridiculed for their mask, depending upon which side of a particular political spectrum you were at,” Fauci said, adding that it has been painful to witness this divisiveness centered around a public health issue.
“We should, right now, to the best of our capability … [be] trying to get children back to school,” he said. “I think children getting back to school will be much, much sooner than getting people into theaters at full capacity. No doubt about that,” continued Fauci.