- Top American expert compared Covid-19 to the measles outbreaks in the US
- Although the vaccine for the disease is 98 per cent effective, these still occur
- He warned this was due to problems with uptake due to anti-vaxx movements
- And said the situation was likely to be very similar for jabs against Covid-19
Anti-vaxx movements could stop the UK, US and other countries from eradicating coronavirus, America’s top infectious disease expert has warned.
Dr Anthony Fauci — one of the most trusted clinicians in the US — compared efforts to wipe out Covid to measles. Both are spread through infectious droplets expelled in coughs and sneezes.
He said: ‘Measles has a spectacularly effective vaccine, it is 98 per cent effective at preventing infection.