HealthDay Reports: Experts Optimistic in Search for COVID-19 Vaccine
There are currently more than 100 coronavirus vaccines of varying types and in various stages of development, and Dr. Anthony Fauci told the Journal of the American Medical Association that he's "cautiously optimistic" that there will be at least one vaccine that works against the novel coronavirus.
MONDAY, June 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are ready to rip off their face masks and just have a nice dinner in a restaurant, but the best shot at returning to normalcy -- vaccines to prevent COVID-19 -- will be in clinical trials for months or longer.
The good news is that there are more than 100 vaccines of varying types and in various stages of development. As of this month, eight of these vaccine candidates were already in early human trials. One research team hopes to have a vaccine available in September. Another is hoping their vaccine will be available by the start of 2021.
Because there are so many vaccine candidates of varying types, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told the Journal of the American Medical Association he's "cautiously optimistic" that there will be at least one that works against the novel coronavirus.