Dr. Anthony Fauci is offering hope despite dark warnings about the coronavirus variations slowly spreading around the globe, and President Joe Biden is further trying to boost America’s chances in the fight against the pandemic with a deal in the works to purchase 200 million more doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says there could be a modest weakening of the vaccines against some variants, but “there’s enough cushion with the vaccines that we have that we still consider them to be effective against both the UK strain and the South Africa strain.”
He also warned that more mutations are possible and said scientists are preparing to adapt the vaccines if necessary. Fauci also forecast a “strong turn toward a degree of normality” but did not provide a timeline. Read more…..
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Germany has introduced new tougher restrictions for travelers arriving from countries designated as high-risk due to COVID 19. Border police stepped up controls at German airports for passengers from around 30 countries designated as high-risk or with high numbers of virus variants. All travelers now need to show a negative coronavirus test taken not more than 48 hours before arriving in Germany.