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This is When Any American Will Be Able to Get the COVID Vaccine

“By June, any American who wants a vaccine will be able to get a vaccine,” he says.

It's here: the coronavirus vaccine. And thus, the beginning of the end of coronavirus. "We're at this crossroads right now that everyone is incredibly excited because we have a vaccine, probably two vaccines and even more that are going to be coming," Assistant Secretary for Health Adm. Brett Giroir said on MSNBC. "We will be immunizing 20 million people in December, another 30 million in January, another 50 million in February." Giroir had some realities to share also—about when you'll get your shot, and what you have to do until then. Read on to see when any American will be able to get the COVID vaccine, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus

"By June Any American Who Wants a Vaccine Will be Able to Get a Vaccine"

First, frontline medical workers and those in assisted living facilities will receive it. Then by April, the common man may get his turn. "Once we get 70 or 80% of the American people vaccinated or haven't gotten the disease naturally, that we wanted vaccinated, then this will go away. … We're confident by June, any American who wants a vaccine will be able to get a vaccine," he says.

However, Giroir said "the vaccine will not provide immediate relief" so we have to "wear a mask, physically distance, avoid crowds because those numbers are going up."

"The reality is right now, we've got to do what we've been telling everyone to do. And that is wear a mask, physically distance, avoid crowds because those numbers are going up and the vaccine will not provide immediate relief. We'll get it to the elderly and start protecting them. But it's going to be into 2021 before the majority of Americans can be vaccinated. So it's really critically important. The light is at the end of the tunnel. We know how this epidemic, this pandemic is going to end, but until we get that vaccine distributed and into the arms of hundreds of millions of Americans, we're going to have to do the things that Americans know how to do and have done before."

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Dr. Fauci Predicts We Can Reach Some Sort of "Normality" by the end of 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease doctor, said he believes we can get back to "normality" by the end of 2021 if 75-80% of the U.S. population is vaccinated. "If we do that, I believe if we do it efficiently enough over the second quarter of 2021, by the time we get to the end of the summer, i.e. the third quarter, we may actually have enough herd immunity protecting our society that as we get to the end of 2021, we could approach very much some degree of normality that is close to where we were before," Fauci said.

How to Stay Alive Until There's a Vaccine

As for yourself, follow his fundamentals and help end this surge, no matter where you live—wear a face mask, social distance, avoid large crowds, don't go indoors with people you're not sheltering with (especially in bars), practice good hand hygiene and to protect your life and the lives of others, and don't visit any of these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.

Alek Korab
Alek Korab is a Co-Founder and Managing Editor of the ETNT Health channel on Eat This, Not That! Read more