The top American immunologist Anthony Fauci is happy with the energetic approach to the coronavirus of newly elected president Joe Biden.
Fauci praises his new boss “for letting science-speak.”
On Thursday, on his first full day as president, Biden announced an increased effort to fight against the virus. He wants to achieve this by, among other things, expanding the number of tests and vaccinations and promoting the wearing of masks.
As an immunologist, 80-year-old Fauci was already affiliated with several governments, including Biden’s predecessor Donald Trump. He thinks life in his country can return to normal in the fall if he manages to have 70 to 80 percent of the population vaccinated by then.
The new president has promised that 100 million vaccinations will be available during the first 100 days of his term. As of Thursday, 17.5 million people have had an injection, and 38 million doses of vaccine have been distributed, the federal health service CDC reports.
In the United States, more than 409,000 people have died of Covid-19 disease, and more than 24 million people have been infected with the lung virus.