Pennsylvanians Will Wear Masks Until The End Of 2021 Despite 90-percent Effective Vaccine Will Be Distributed From Next Month
Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine has promised to begin vaccinations next month, but according to rough forecasts, residents of the state will be forced to wear masks for the next year.
“We anticipate we’re going to be rolling this out through the winter and then into the spring and into the summer. It could take a significant amount of time to immunize everyone in Pennsylvania. I anticipate we’re going to be wearing masks well into 2021, maybe to the end of 2021,” she said, according to PennLive.com.
Levine also clarified that the first in line to receive the vaccine are front-line health care workers, first responders, the elderly and people living in group health care settings.
And although vaccine manufacturers Pfizer and Moderna claim that testing is in its final stages, more than 40,000 volunteers report unpleasant side effects.
More than 43.000 volunteers received the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine and they say that during the trial they felt like they had a “severe hangover,” reports say.
According to data of Johns Hopkins University, to date, nearly 3 million Pennsylvania residents have been tested and identified 394,000 cases of Covid-19. During the pandemic, more than nine and a half thousand people have died from this virus.