Fauci: 70% to 75% Effective COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptable — but would not confer Herd Immunity
From CNN Newsource via the DenverChannel7
Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Sunday that even if a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, it still may not yield herd immunity.
In an interview with the Aspen Institute on Sunday, Fauci — the U.S.’s top infectious disease expert — said he would settle for a vaccine that is between 70 and 75% effective.
“I doubt seriously that any vaccine will ever be a hundred percent protective. The best we’ve ever done is measles, which is 97 to 98% effective. That would be wonderful if we get there. I don’t think we will,” Fauci said. “I would settle for 70, 75% effective vaccine because that would bring you to that level of would-be herd immunity level.”