Wearing medical masks should be continued even after the coronavirus pandemic, said during a video seminar at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the country’s chief medical officer Jerome Adams.
In addition, it is necessary to keep a social distance and measure the temperature of visitors at the entrance to the buildings. He noted that these things should become the norm.
“We should probably think more about checking people for symptoms at the entrance to the buildings during the flu season. We should encourage people to stay at home [when they are sick] and wear masks.
Adams also said the number of reported cases of coronavirus, hospitalizations and deaths due to infection had been declining in recent weeks. According to him, the U.S. has conducted 100 million tests to detect the disease.
Adams said he is in touch with Anthony Fauci, the chief U.S. infectious disease player, who believes the coronavirus vaccine will be available by the end of this year.
“I look forward to further reducing confirmed cases, hospitalizations and deaths through health and collective immunity measures, which will be developed through the vaccine,” Adams said.
He suggested that coronavirus vaccination will be required every year.
Earlier, U.S. President Donald Trump said the authorities could start distributing COVID-19 vaccine to the population as early as October. He said the vaccine would be “very safe and effective”.