There’s more hopeful news in the quest for a coronavirus vaccine! The US should have 100 million doses of one Covid-19 vaccine by the end of the year says Dr. Anthony fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and a member of the White House coronavirus task force, said Tuesday. The first viable vaccine candidate, made by biotech company Moderna, should go into the final stage of trials by mid-summer. This final stage will involve about 30,000 people between the ages of 18 and 55, as well as elderly patients and people who have underlying health conditions.
The plan is to manufacture doses of the vaccine even before it is clear whether the vaccines work, making close to 100 million doses by November or December, Fauci said. That’s so if it does work, it can be deployed quickly. Scientists should have enough data by November or December to determine if the vaccine works, Fauci said.
Cross your fingers for some positive results!
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