Coronavirus and vaccine clashes: facemasks will be the only ones to protect us

There have always been clashes on the coronavirus vaccine. However, now it is on its way to be tested and then produced as soon as possible all over the world. But, in the meanwhile, what do we have to do?

The question on coronavirus vaccine comes spontaneously since the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States walked back his comments stating that face masks probably offer better protection from coronavirus than a vaccine. On the other hand, US President Donald Trump seems ready to “sacrifice” Americans since the vaccine is very near to be ready and the virus is not so virulent anymore.

The world divided on coronavirus vaccine: who believes in prevention, and who believes in the cure

During a Senate testimony on Wednesday, Dr Robert Redfield made the assertion that masks will be the only ones that will protect us from COVID-19, every time. Redfield said he “might even go so far as to say that this face mask is more guaranteed to protect me than the vaccine because the immunogenicity might only be 70 per cent and if I don’t get an immune response, the vaccine is not going to protect me.”

Trump publicly disputed Dr Redfield and he eventually clarified his remarks on Twitter. He said indeed that he 100% believes in the importance of vaccines and the importance in particular of a coronavirus vaccine in order to come back to a normal life. However, “the best defence we currently have against this virus are the important mitigation efforts of wearing a mask, washing your hands, social distancing and being careful about crowds,” he added in a second tweet.

However, according to Redfield forecasts, the public won’t receive a potential vaccine until summer 2021. Trump, who has aggressively been touting a forthcoming vaccine though a timeline is still unclear, told reporters he believed Redfield “made a mistake” during his testimony.

In the conclusion of this little dispute, we can assume that humans maybe are still not ready to respect restrictive measures and rules and that they may prefer to cure than to prevent.



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