Fauci spoke on the day that COVID surpassed heart disease as the leading killer of Americans.

A total of 11,820 people died from COVID-19 over the past week, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME).

By comparison 10,724 died from ischemic heart disease; 3,965 from tracheal, bronchus and lung cancer; and 3,766 from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease…

Those who have no underlying conditions will likely be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine at the end of March or start of April, said Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.