Fauci: Virus vaccine unlikely before election, contrary to Trump, CDC

  

[responsivevoice_button rate=”1″ pitch=”1.2″ volume=”0.8″ voice=”US English Female” buttontext=”Story in Audio”]

Fauci: Virus vaccine unlikely before election, contrary to Trump, CDC

  • Top US infectious-disease expert Anthony Fauci told a conference on Tuesday that it is “unlikely” the US will have a coronavirus vaccine in time for the November 3 presidential election.
  • He added that he is “optimistic” that one or more of the vaccine candidates under development will be effective and ready around the end of the year.
  • The remarks came shortly after President Donald Trump hinted that the vaccine may be ready much sooner — in time for the election.
  • That ambition was reflected in a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention letter asking states to be ready to distribute a vaccine by November 1 — two days before in-person voting day.
  • Fauci said that judging by the current timing of ongoing volunteer trials, a successful vaccine would more likely be ready by the end of 2020.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious-disease expert, has said that a coronavirus vaccine for the US probably won’t be ready in time for the November presidential election.

His remarks contrasted with President Donald Trump’s and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) strong suggestions that a vaccine would be ready by November 3.

Speaking at the Research America Virtual National Health Research Forum on Tuesday, Fauci said “it’s not impossible” that there will be a vaccine by that time, “but it’s unlikely that we’ll have a definitive answer.”

Fauci’s estimate is later than that hinted by the CDC in a recent letter to governors, which asked states to be primed to distribute a vaccine by November 1 — two days before in-person voters go to the polls. 

Trump has often chimed with Fauci’s assessment of a possible vaccine by the end of the year. But on Monday, the president hinted that a vaccine may be ready before the presidential election, telling reporters: “We’re going to have a vaccine very soon. Maybe even before a special date. You know what date I’m talking about.”

Insiders to Operation Warp Speed, the Trump administration’s effort to support vaccine development, have expressed concerns that the process is being overly pressured to fit the election timetable. The White House denies this is the case. 

According to The New York Times, a pre-election vaccine is referred to as “The Holy Grail” by those on Trump’s campaign team.

joe biden kamala harris

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and running mate Sen. Kamala Harris on August 12, 2020 in Delaware.


Drew Angerer/Getty



Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris issued a joint statement on Tuesday asking President Trump to publicly commit to being guided by science, rather than politics, in the race to develop a vaccine.

There are currently 176 efforts to develop a vaccine worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. 

At the Tuesday conference, Fauci explained the rationale behind his end-of-year timing estimate. 

The government is helping the development of six or seven vaccine different vaccine candidates, he said, with three of those already in a Phase 3 trials — meaning they are ready to enrol volunteers to try it.

Two of those three will have enough volunteers by the end of September, Fauci said.

These vaccines use a “prime and boost” method, which consist of a first dose followed 28 or more days later by a “boost” dose. 

“You add another month, a month and a half, to get that second dose,” Fauci said. “So that’s the reason why I have been projecting that by the end of the year, by November, December, we will know whether we have a safe and effective vaccine.”

Dr Anthony Fauci PBS

Dr Anthony Fauci speaking at the Research America Virtual National Health Research Forum

PBS/YouTube


With two other vaccine candidates also ready to be trialed in September or October, Fauci said that “we’re optimistic that we will be successful with one or more, and that will likely start taking place by the end of the calendar year 2020.”

But asked if there would be a vaccine by November 3, he said he thinks that’s “unlikely.”

“The only way you can see that scenario come true is if that there are so many infections in the clinical trial sites that you get an efficacy answer sooner than you would have projected,” he said. “Like I said, it’s not impossible, but it’s unlikely that we’ll have a definitive answer at that time. More likely by the end of the year.”

LoadingSomething is loading.
ATN

Related Posts

Why does Google recommend building a Mobile Optimized Website?

Mobile is changing the world. Today, everyone has smartphones with them, continuously communicating and looking for information. As of April 2022, there were 5 billion internet users…

agnipath-scheme

All About Agnipath Scheme 2022- Agniveer Eligibility, Age Limit, Salary and All Details

Here’s everything you need to know about the “Agnipath Scheme”. The Union Cabinet on June 14, 2022 approved a Scheme to recruit young Indians for service in…

free-meta-tag-generator

Free Meta Tag Generator: Online Tool to Generate Meta Tags for SEO

Definition and Usage Of Meta Tag The <meta> tag defines metadata about a web page. Metadata is information about data. <meta> tags are always used inside the…

vidtoon-reviews

Vidtoon Reviews 2022: Easiest & Most Popular Video Animation Software

Are you looking for animation, studio-quality intros, social actions, transitions, outros making software? We have come up with Vidtoon reviews to give you it’s a detailed analysis….

best-5-affordable-chromebooks

The best 5 affordable Chromebooks for back-to-school or distance learning

The best 5 affordable Chromebooks for back-to-school or distance learning   Schools closed their campuses in the spring due to the coronavirus pandemic and many have already…

screenshot-on-mac

How to take a screenshot on Mac?

Mac is easy to learn. Astoundingly powerful. And designed to let you work, play and create in entirely new ways. It’s the computer that comes packed with…

mersin escort -

Casino siteleri

- Sultanbet giriş -
Superbahis giriş
- Kalebet - Dumanbet güncel giriş - Bahsegel giriş -

winyou.club

-
piabet.biz
-
grandbetting güncel adres
-

PBS Nedir?