The US cannot count on the availability of a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine, the government’s top infectious diseases expert has said and urged Americans to work together to fight the coronavirus.

“It’s extremely important to have safe and effective vaccines available for everyone in this country,” Dr Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told a US Senate committee.

Fauci, however, added that “there is no guarantee … we’ll have a safe and effective vaccine”.

His remarks come as health officials warn that some Americans, particularly younger adults, have let down their guard since the end of mandatory lockdowns put in place in March and April to stop the pandemic.

Source: Aljazeera

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