Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Friday the U.S. won't get back to normal until a vaccine for COVID-19 could be widely distributed, which he estimates would be "well into 2021, maybe even towards the end of 2021."
MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell's asked, "How long will it be until we get back to what we consider normal?" Fauci responds:
"I believe that we will have a vaccine that will be available by the end of this year, the beginning of next year, but by the time you mobilize the distribution of the vaccinations and you get the majority or more of the population vaccinated and protected, that's likely not going to happen until the mid- or end of 2021," Fauci said. "If you're talking about getting back to a degree of normality, which resembles where we were prior to Covid, it's going to be well into 2021. maybe even towards the end of 2021."