With government support, three coronavirus vaccines are expected to be studied in large-scale clinical trials over the next three months.
"The best we have ever done is measles, which is 97 to 98 percent effective," said Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. "It would be great if we went there. I didn't think we could do it. I would deal with [a] 70, 75% of effective vaccines."
In an interview on Friday, CNN asked Fauci that a vaccine that is 70% to 75% effective by only two-thirds of the population would provide immunity to the coronavirus swarm.
"No – impossible," he answered.
Effort to educate coronavirus vaccine 'won't be easy'
Fauci noted that "there is a sense of anti-science, anti-government, anti-vaccination in general among some people in this country – an alarmingly large percentage of the people, relatively speaking."
He told the power of the anti-vaccine movement, "we have a lot of work to do" to educate people about the truth about vaccines.
"It won't be easy," he said. "Anyone [who] thinks it will easily face reality. It will be very difficult."
Fauci said the government has a vaccine education program to combat the anti-vaccine message.
"We have a program now that will be expanded to reach …
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