White House corona advisor projects, by end of 2020, effective vaccine to be available
White House coronavirus advisor and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases head Dr. Anthony Fauci said Yesterday he was cautiously optimistic that a safe and effective vaccine for the novel strain of the coronavirus will be available by the end of 2020.
I have been projecting … that by the end of the year, by November or December, we will know whether we have a safe and effective vaccine, Fauci told a live-streamed event. I feel cautiously optimistic that we will get a vaccine based on the preliminary data that we’ve seen. The quest for a safe and effective vaccine has become a politically-charged issue in the United States – and the world – with President Donald Trump hinting there will be one approved vaccine before he stands for reelection on November 3.
The Trump administration said it is working with six trial vaccines for the novel strain of the coronavirus and three have entered the key Phase 3 trial of public testing. Earlier nine drugmakers released a public letter Yesterday pledging to uphold the integrity of the scientific process and use the highest ethical standards as they work toward potential global regulatory filings and approvals of the first Covid-19 vaccines.