Sept. 30 (UPI) — The top infectious diseases expert in the United States said he’s concerned that some Americans are reticent to trust in vaccines and again blamed mixed messages from the federal government as a cause.
Dr. Anthony Fauci said during the Texas Tribune Festival on Tuesday that it’s “disturbing” a portion of the U.S. population is reluctant to believe in vaccine safety. He asked citizens to trust in the process and expressed optimism that a safe COVID-19 vaccine might be available before the end of the year.
“I feel cautiously optimistic, as a scientist, that we will have a safe and effective vaccine,” he said. “I believe it will happen, and it will happen likely by this end of the calendar year.”
Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said “mixed messages that have come out of Washington” are at least partly responsible for