White House response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx weighed in on the new coronavirus vaccine Sunday, stating that it could be authorized for use as early as this week and will be crucial however, that it will not be able to protect citizens from the recent spike in cases across the country.
In a comment given on NBC News’ “Meet the Press” Birx stated, “The vaccine is critical, but it’s not going to save us from this current surge. Only we can save us from this current surge. And we know precisely what to do. So, if you have loved ones that you want to protect, you have to follow these guidelines now.”
Birx went on to add that the, “fall/winter surge is combining everything that we saw in this spring with everything that we saw in the summer, plus the fall surge going into a winter surge.” She also urged viewers to follow CDC’s current coronavirus guidelines and regulations to help the nation curb its infection rate.