Former FDA commissioner predicts new strain of COVID-19 will be “majority” of cases in the US by March

Previous FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb on Sunday anticipated that the infectious, new strain of COVID-19 will represent the “greater part” of cases in the US by March.

“There are a few gauges that the new variation likely speaks to around 1 percent of all contaminations in this nation. By March, it will be most of diseases,” Gottlieb said “Face the Nation.”

Gottlieb said it will “develop rapidly” and its appearance adds more strain to guarantee COVID-19 vaccines are conveyed as quickly as time permits.

“I think the presence of this new variation that spreads all the more promptly truly makes more direness around attempting to get this antibody out more rapidly and get more individuals vaccinated — regardless of whether it’s more overall public,” Gottlieb said.

“There’s a ton of abundance interest for the antibody at the present time, especially in the older populace. I figure we should consider moving rapidly through these stages that we’ve depicted and begin moving all the more rapidly into an overall vaccination program for those individuals who are 65 or more,” he proceeded.

At any rate three states — Colorado, California and Florida — have affirmed instances of the new strain of coronavirus, which previously arose in the United Kingdom.

English Prime Minister Boris Johnson has cautioned that the new variation of the coronavirus could be 70% more contagious than other known strains.

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