Sept 16, 2020– Today CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield gave a Senate panel both good news and bad news about Covid-19.
Redfield said he expects vaccinations to begin in November or December, but in limited quantities with those most in need getting the first doses, such as health-care workers. He said it will take about “six to nine months” to get the entire American public vaccinated.
The U.S. should have enough Covid-19 vaccine doses for Americans to return to “regular life” by the third quarter of 2021, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.
Good News for Mask Wearers
CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield told a Senate panel today that the country could get the virus under control in a matter of weeks if Americans consistently wore face masks.
Redfield added, “I might even go so far as to say that this face mask is more guaranteed to protect me against Covid than when I take a Covid vaccine.”
Redfield explained some Americans may not get an immune response from the coronavirus vaccine. Face masks are shown to limit the risk of contracting the virus for everyone.