Dr. Fauci: It’s ‘conceivable’ we’ll know by November if a safe, effective vaccine is coming

How much longer until there’s a safe, effective vaccine?

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and an expert in infectious diseases for the last four decades, said this weekend: “The way the pace of the enrollment is going on and the level of the infections that are going on in the United States, it is likely that we’ll get an answer by the end of the year.”

“ ‘The way the pace of the enrollment is going on and the level of the infections that are going on in the United States, it is likely that we’ll get an answer by the end of the year. It is conceivable that we would get an answer before that. ”

— Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

He added: “It is conceivable that we would get an answer before that.” In the meantime, cases keep rising in the U.S. with California becoming the first state in the country to surpass 700,000 confirmed cases; infections there hit 705,951 as of Monday with 12,937 COVID-related deaths. New York has recorded 434,100 infections and the highest number of deaths in the U.S. (32,951). COVID has killed 183,068 people in the U.S.

“I would say a safe bet is at least knowing that you have a safe and effective vaccine by November, December,” he told the Times newspaper in the U.K. He declined to comment on what vaccine could be a front-runner, but added, “I would not be satisfied until a vaccine was proven to be safe and effective, before it was actually approved for general use.”

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