Daylight saving time in the United States could return to pre-Covid-19 normal if 75% to 80% of the US population are vaccinated, said Dr. Peter Hotez on Friday.
“We can vaccinate out of this epidemic if all adults and adolescents are vaccinated by summer. We can have an exceptional quality of life by returning to concerts and music events, as well as ball games, bars, restaurants, clubs and clubs.” all the things we like to do so we have to work towards them, “said Hotez.
Hotez, co-director of the vaccine development center at Texas Children’s Hospital, told CNBC’s The News with Shepard Smith that vaccine hesitation will prevent the US from getting 75% to 80% of the population vaccinated.
The demand for the Covid-19 vaccine has fallen across all states. Louisiana, for example, asked for fewer cans because demand was so low. Polls show that more than 40% of Republicans do not plan to vaccinate, and Hotez advised health professionals to reach out to conservative groups to help protect the entire US population.
“About 40% to 45% of Republicans say they may not or may not take the vaccine, and when you add the numbers that’s about 10% of the adult population,” Hotez said. “There we have to work harder to reach conservative groups … that we have to fix.”