As the phase 3 trials of a potential coronavirus vaccine begins, Dr. Anthony Fauci, leading epidemiologist dealing with the case of the novel coronavirus in the US mentions on Friday that he is “cautiously optimistic” regarding the success of the potential vaccine. Adding further to the string of hope, Fauci iterates the vaccine could be effective by “late fall or early winter.”
As opening remarks at a House Select Subcommittee hearing regarding the Coronavirus pandemic situation Fauci states, “We hope at the time we get into the late fall and early winter, we will have, in fact, a vaccine that we can say will be safe and effective. One can never guarantee the safety and effectiveness unless you do the trial, but we are cautiously optimistic.”
Anthony Fauci soothes the American public with his statement on Friday. He also encouraged Americans to apply for the 3rd phase of human trials.
Apart from this statement, Fauci has also clarified that if the potential vaccine proves to be effective, everyone will not be getting it immediately. It’ll be disseminated in phases and thus it’ll be available after a period of time in 2021.