CNN’s Dana Bash interviewed Dr. Fauci, asking why he didn’t give it straight from the beginning, according to the Mediaite.
“My question is why weren’t you straight with the American people to begin with?”
“The calculations that I made 70, 75 percent, it’s a range. The range is going to be somewhere between 70 and 85 percent. The reason I started saying 70, 75 percent, I brought it up to 85. That’s not a big leap. It was based on calculation and pure extrapolations from measles. Measles is about 90 percent effective vaccine. The covid-19 vaccine is about 90, 95 percent.”
“I think we all have to be honest and humble,” he said. “Nobody really knows for sure, but I think 70 to 85 percent for herd immunity for Covid-19 is a reasonable estimate.”
“We have to realize that we have to be humble and realize what we don’t know.”
Fauci went on to say measles is more transmissible than the coronavirus, but he used it as an extrapolation point that led him to his figures. The interview continued with him being asked to elaborate on his herd immunity projections, and how long it might might take for them to be realized.