Fauci Gives Updates on the Progress of a Vaccine Development Against the Coronavirus
Fauci Gives Updates on the Progress of a Vaccine Development Against the Coronavirus
June 4, 2020 by eMedEvents

Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the nation’s leading infectious disease experts, recently discussed the nation’s progress in fighting COVID-19. The coronavirus has caused an international pandemic, already having over 6.6 million confirmed cases worldwide and nearly 400,000 deaths. Fauci tracks the progress of the most infected country in the world, the U.S., who have nearly 2 million confirmed cases, which accounts for roughly 30% of the global infected population.

Could have a vaccine by start of next new year:

In a recent interview with the Journal of American Medical Association, Fauci claimed that the U.S. has multiple vaccine candidates, and that four of five trials were currently being conducted. Fauci also claimed that he expects by early 2021, for the U.S. to have “a couple hundred million doses” of a vaccine against the coronavirus. Health experts usually claim it takes 12-18 months to develop a vaccine against a viral disease like the coronavirus, but that thanks to operation Warp Speed (    ) President Trump and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, are claiming to have 300 million doses of a vaccine available to the U.S. by the new year, which would be record time. Fauci would continue to express his optimism against the war with COVID-19 saying “I’m cautiously optimistic that with the multiple candidates that we have with different platforms, that we’re going to have a vaccine that shows a degree of efficiency that would make it deployable. It isn’t as if we’re going to make the vaccine, have it be effective and take a year to create millions and millions of doses, that’s going to be done as we’re testing the vaccine”.

Fauci also expresses caution:

While the news remains good, when discussing the state’s current progress against the coronavirus, Fauci did express one area of concern to the public. Fauci says he is worried about the “durability” of the coronavirus vaccine, claiming there is a possibility it does not provide long-term immunity. The White House health advisor would explain by saying that the history of the coronaviruses (COVID-19, is just one particular strain of the coronavirus) indicate that people’s bodies usually only provide immunity to the disease for three to six months. Fauci also warned the American people, that because scientists still do not understand every aspect of the coronavirus, there will “never be a guarantee” a vaccine will be produced. One of the key factors that still baffles scientists and researchers about COVID-19 is the immune system response, once infected with the disease. 

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