Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that social distancing, wearing masks and other COVID-19 precautions will still be necessary after the vaccine becomes available to Americans.
“I advise people not to abandon all public health measures just because you get vaccinated,” Fauci told CNN broadcaster Jake Taber on the “State of the Union” program.
“Because while it might be 90 to 95 percent effective in the general population, you don’t necessarily know how effective it is.”
The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases added that once he received a vaccine, he still felt completely comfortable letting go of his caution.
“I can feel more comfortable not having the cruelty that we have right now, but I think giving it up entirely wouldn’t be a good idea,” Fauci said.