Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has led the U.S. government's countermeasures against the new coronavirus, told NHK on the 18th that additional vaccinations will be given to people of a wider range of ages in preparation for the spread of the infection after this fall. He said he would need it.

Dr. Fauci, who is the chief medical adviser of the Biden administration and is involved in measures against the new coronavirus, said in an interview with NHK on the 18th, "In the early stages of the pandemic, when he warned that the death toll could reach 200,000, he exaggerated the danger. It was criticized, but far from being exaggerated, more than five times as many deaths were made. " He said he was connected.

On the other hand, regarding measures against the new coronavirus in Japan, the

number of deaths was due to the fact

that a system was in place that anyone could access medical care, the

high vaccination rate,


that many people followed measures such as wearing masks.

I evaluated that it led to suppression.

"There is a high possibility that the infection will spread again after autumn."

Regarding the future of the pandemic, he said, "We will not be able to eradicate the new coronavirus, but we should not accept coexistence at a level that disrupts society and interferes with our lives." He said that it is necessary to continue basic infection control measures such as wearing and reduce the number of infected people.

In addition, he said that the development of next-generation vaccines such as vaccines that are effective against multiple mutant viruses is progressing. We are proceeding with clinical research, "he said, saying that people of a wider range of ages will need additional vaccinations.