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U.S. to Step Up Surveillance of New COVID Variants As It Ramps Up Vaccinations, Dr. Fauci Says

Dr. Anthony Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director, says that based on the information at hand, it doesn't… read more

Dr. Anthony Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director, says that based on the information at hand, it doesn't appear the South African COVID strain is in the U.S. However, he says that the level of sequence surveillance hasn't been where the administration would like it to be and that they will be looking for it very closely in the weeks and months ahead. He also says the goal of 100 million vaccines in the first 100 days is "quite a reasonable goal" and that if 70 to 85 percent of the population is vaccinated by the summer, "then the country will have a degree of normality that will take a lot of pressure off the American public." close

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U.S. to Step Up Surveillance of New COVID Variants As It Ramps Up Vaccinations, Dr. Fauci Says

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