Dr. Fauci Says We’ll Have 100 Million Vaccines by end of this Year
According to the CDC, over 6.3 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with the coronavirus COVID-19, the new respiratory virus. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.
With that said, the world, including pharmaceutical companies and businesses, are scrambling to create a vaccine. Currently, vaccines in development around the world are in various stages of testing. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that even though a vaccine hasn’t been proven yet, it’s not going to stop the production of what could be the vaccine.
“We’re going to start manufacturing doses of the vaccines way before we even know that the vaccine works, so that by the end of the year the prediction of the statistical analysis and the projection of cases indicate that we may know whether its effective, efficacious or not by maybe November, December, which means that by that time we hopefully would have close to a 100 million doses,” Fauci said in early June during a live video interview with the Journal of the American Medical Association.