White House Chief Medical Adviser and infectious disease specialist Anthony Fauci on May 3 advised India to clamp a nationwide lockdown for a limited time-period as immediate solution. Fauci also advocated mass vaccination which would help solve the ongoing crisis on a mid-term basis. Besides, he backed setting up of makeshift field hospitals which, he recommended, should be done with the help of armed forces.
An elderly British woman Margaret Keenan has become the first individual on the planet get a trial independent Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The 90-year-old Keenan has been vaccinated at a local clinic in England's Coventry on December 8. Keenan, who will turn 91 next week, has described the vaccine as the best gift for her birthday. Earlier, Britain became the first nation to start mass vaccination by rolling out Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines.