Timing is unprecedented, Army researcher says.
On Tuesday, Colonel Wendy Sammons-Jackson, director of the Military Infectious Disease Research Program, told reporters that it was reasonable to expect there will be some form of a vaccine against the coronavirus available to some parts of the United States within the year.
President Trump had previously announced a public-private partnership to develop a COVID-19 vaccine by year end in what is being called “Operation Warp Speed.” Biotech company Moderna reached a significant milestone last month when it announced that its potential vaccine produced antibodies in all 45 participants in a trial.
Another researcher said scientists were learning about the virus at a faster pace than other infectious diseases in the past.
“So, going to a vaccine in a matter of months, from concept all the way to Phase Three clinical trials and potentially licensure is unprecedented,” the researcher said. “But in this case, I think very much possible.”
Dr. Fauci, a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, expressed his optimism that several successful vaccine candidates would prove effective “within a reasonable period of time” to fight the pathogen.
As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…
- For all of the researchers and laboratories who are working on the possible vaccines against the COVID-19 virus.
- For individuals who are participating in the clinical trials to be kept free of the disease or any side effects through the administered vaccine components.
Sources: Wall Street Journal, Fox News