The announcement that vaccines will be available ahead of schedule came as welcome relief to Americans. But it came with a warning from the CDC not to loosen restrictions. While the country has hit a plateau in coronavirus cases and deaths, concerns remain about variants and complacency that could cause a spike in cases.
CGTN’s Nathan King reports.
Joining the panel:
- Chris Smith is a Consultant Virologist at the University of Cambridge and the co-presenter of the “Naked Scientists” podcast.
- Joseph Williams is a Senior News Editor with U.S. News & World Report.
- William Haseltine is the Chair and President of Access Health International and the author of “Variants — The Shape-Shifting Challenge of COVID-19.”
- Cheng Li is the director of the China Center, and a Senior Foreign Policy Fellow at the Brookings Institution.
U.S. top epidemiologist Anthony Fauci expects implementation of vaccine programs in the next year pic.twitter.com/AwJBgLsDbO
— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) March 3, 2021
China has been making an all-out effort to promote the fair distribution of #COVID19 vaccines.
As of Feb. 25, the country has provided vaccine assistance to 53 developing countries in need & is exporting vaccines to 27 countries.
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