Dr. Anthony Fauci stated that it is up to the individual to determine how long it takes for the virus to be under control.
Anderson Cooper of CNN reported that he believes the virus will be under control by spring 2022.
He said however that it depends on Americans being vaccinated against this virus.
Dr. Anthony Fauci is the director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He said that the US could be on top of COVID-19 by spring 2022, if more Americans were vaccinated.
Fauci said Monday to CNN's Anderson Cooper that he had misspoken when he told NPR that the pandemic would not be under control until 2022.
He said that the speed at which the country returns to normalcy is dependent on the 90 million Americans still unvaccinated.
According to data from Centers for Disease Control, more than 201,700,000.000 people have received at least one dose.
Fauci stated that "it's up for us" to control the virus.
Fauci stated, "This is a very wily viral," "If we continue to linger without getting those people vaccinated that they should be, this thing could linger, leading to the creation of another variant which could make things more complicated."
Fauci and other experts in public health have warned previously that the virus could mutate to become a more deadly variant than the current circulating, more transmissible Delta strain.
Fauci said that if you let the virus spread and don't try to stop it, there's a chance you'll get another variant. People who have not been vaccinated need to think about their health and the health of their families, as well as their community's responsibility to stop this virus from spreading.
Coronavirus cases are on the rise in the US, particularly in states with low vaccination rates. According to CDC data, there were 43222 new cases on Sunday.