The formation of herd immunity will require vaccination of 85% of the total population of the country. Then it will be genuine, says the chief infectious disease specialist of the United States, Anthony Fauci.
The physician expressed his opinion in an interview with Vox. Now in the United States there are serious problems with the production and distribution of the vaccine. Plus, more than 25% of Americans don't want to be vaccinated. The most common reason for refusal is doubts about the side effects of a new drug.
According to The Kaiser Family Foundation, the number of Americans who "probably" will get vaccinated against the coronavirus has grown by 8% in the past three months. Now the population, which is leaning in favor of vaccination, is 71%.
The country continues to lead in the number of cases of a new type of coronavirus. According to Johns Hopkins University, on December 15, more than 16.6 million cases of infection were detected.
Earlier NEWS.ru reported that professor-immunologist Polina Stepenskaya said that neglect of the second stage of biphasic vaccination against coronavirus increases the threat of COVID-19 disease. According to the head of the department at the Hadassah clinic in Jerusalem, this will also reduce herd immunity.