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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 09: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci listens during the daily coronavirus briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on April 09, 2020 in Washington, DC. U.S. unemployment claims have approached 17 million over the past three weeks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

We are officially one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, and Dr. Anthony Fauci says it has been much worse than he ever imagined. He also says it’s going to be better before you know it. Sort of. On NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Fauci said he knew it could be bad, but he never expected more than half a million Americans would lose their lives to the virus.

He added that it’s been a trying year on many fronts for everyone. Fauci says this pandemic will be written about in the history books for many years to come. As for the “better” part, over on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Fauci said recent government agreements will make sure there are enough vaccine doses for Americans by the summer.

He added that CDC guidelines for vaccinated people will be “much more liberal” around Independence Day than they are today…and that those celebrations will be more reminiscent of 2019 than 2020. Fauci added that while he can’t predict what the protocols will be at that time, an outdoor barbecue without masks may be possible. Something else possible? The CDC reducing “social distancing” from six-feet to three-feet.

Source: NBC’s “Meet The Press”