- CDC director Robert Redfield recently said that mask-wearing is more effective at preventing the coronavirus than a vaccine.
- Dr. Fauci previously said that the FDA would approve a coronavirus vaccine even if it only worked 50% of the time.
- It’s also possible that a coronavirus vaccine would require individuals to take two doses.
With the U.S. still struggling to get the daily number of new coronavirus cases down to an acceptable level, many people are hopeful that a coronavirus vaccine will finally allow the country to move past the pandemic. A vaccine, however, may not be the cure-all some people have been led to believe.
For starters, it’s possible that an FDA-approved coronavirus vaccine could only be 50% to 60% effective.
“You’ve got to think of the vaccine as a tool to be able to get the pandemic to no longer be a pandemic,” Dr. Anthony Fauci explained last month, “but to be something that’s well controlled.”
Second, even in a scenario where an effective coronavirus vacc