The new COVID-19 infections could lead to a potentially dangerous spring and summer if more vaccinations aren’t released, according to Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former Food and Drug Administration chief.
What’s going on?
- “If we can’t get more protective immunity into the population, we could be facing a situation where we have, sort of, a perpetual infection heading into the spring and summer as these variants get a foothold here,” he said.
- Gottlieb said that the new variants could lead to “a summer where we have more infection because these variants are now circulating and they spread more easily, even in the warm months, when we really shouldn’t have had a lot of coronavirus spreading.”
COVID-19 will be around forever
- “We are going to live with this virus, we think, forever,” Bancel said at a panel discussion at the JPMorgan Healthcare Conference