The White House coronavirus taskforce’s most senior public health expert, Anthony Fauci, said on Friday that it would probably take another year before life returns to a sense of “normality” in the US, even if a successful Covid-19 vaccine is approved in the next few months.
“If you’re talking about getting back to a degree of normality, which resembles where we were prior to Covid, it’s gonna be well into 2021. Maybe even towards the end of 2021,” he warned in an interview with MSNBC.
And in an apparent rebuke to Donald Trump’s claim this week that the US is “rounding the corner” on Covid-19, Fauci said that current data on the pandemic is, in fact, “disturbing”.
Fauci said: “I’m sorry, but I have to disagree with that, because if you look at the…