Americans are no doubt tired of the slew of bad coronavirus related news, but this story isn't one of those, and somewhat surprisingly, it feels like a breath of fresh air.
The good news comes from Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who has made a very encouraging prediction regarding the coming coronavirus vaccine being developed by biotech company Moderna. Fauci says that the Moderna vaccine, which is currently undergoing Phase 3 trials, could see approval from the Food and Drug Administration by mid-to-late Fall.
Reports back in April indicated that the coronavirus vaccine wouldn't be approved by the FDA until sometime in late 2021. That doesn't seem to be the case anymore, or at least with the vaccine Moderna is developing, and purely judging from what Fauci has now expressed. Here's what Fauci said, "If you look at the accrual and the rate of accrual ... you could project that you'll get an answer [on FDA approval for the Moderna vaccine] sometime in the mid-to-late fall-that would be November, that could be October."
He continued, "If we have a real blast of a rash of infection in those sites in which we do have active enrollment [in trials], that you might get an answer earlier than November."
When directly asked if we could possibly see the vaccine approved as early as October, Fauci replied by saying its "conceivable", and that there's a possibility that the speed of the results could give an "October surprise". For more information on this topic, check out this link here.
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