New coronavirus cases across the nation are in decline, which has raised the question about when normal life will return to the US.
In a recent interview with Ian Bremmer on his show GZERO, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical advisor to the White House, was asked when he thinks life will start to feel normal again. According to Dr. Fauci, normal life returning will depend on a multitude of factors, one main one is how many people get vaccinated.
“If we nail this down in the sense of getting the overwhelming proportion of the population vaccinated, and we get herd immunity within our country, things could change dramatically.”
Another factor is the global situation for COVID-19, and as Dr. Fauci describes, “The wild card in all of this is that if we don’t control it at the global level, there’s always the danger of outside world. Where there’s a lot more virus, if we don’t get the world and the global response that we can get variants that could come back into the country and regenerate outbreaks.”
Ultimately, the slow return back to normal life depends on vaccinations across the nation and at a global level. Unfortunately, Dr. Fauci says the current date for when normal life will return isn’t yet known, as there are many factors at play. Here’s what Dr. Fauci said in response to normal life returning, “To be honest with you, Ian, we don’t know, we can’t be certain”.