The chief infectious disease specialist of the United States doubted the imminent appearance of the COVID-19 vaccinewebadmin | August 31, 2020 | 0 | Business , Science , Stories
The chief infectious disease specialist of the United States, Anthony Fauci, said that he doubts the appearance of a coronavirus vaccine in the United States in October. “We can assume that it will appear by October, but I don’t think it is likely,” the expert said on CNN.
He called” approximate calculations ” press reports that the authorities asked the States to prepare for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in late October or early November, RIA Novosti writes. At the same time, Fauci assured that the country has reason for optimism. Three vaccines are currently undergoing phase three trials in the United States. “We are on the right track and it seems that they are successfully moving forward,” the infectious disease specialist concluded.
The head of the us food and drug Administration, Stephen Hahn, has already said that he is ready to approve a new coronavirus vaccine before the end of the third phase of clinical trials, if the benefits exceed the possible risks.
Earlier, US President Donald trump said that in August, Americans became less likely to get infected with the coronavirus. The incidence rate dropped by 38 percent in just a month. At the same time, every day the virus is detected in 40 thousand people.