FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn says the US may have to wait until next year for a coronavirus vaccine
FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn says the US may have to wait until next year for the coronavirus vaccine after 7 in 10 Americans said they would get vaccinated
- White House Coronavirus Task Force member Stephen Hahn claimed Thursday that a coronavirus vaccine may not be available until next year
- “We are on track to reach a vaccine by the end of the year or early next year,” said the FDA Commissioner. “So I’m cautiously optimistic”
- Hahn claims that the FDA oversees nearly 150 clinical trials of potential treatments for coronavirus, including four vaccines approved for testing
- Comments are because 71 percent of Americans say they would get vaccinated and 27 percent say they wouldn’t get the injection if it became available
- The top immunology of the National Institute of Health, Dr. Anthony Fauci claims that if 25 percent of Americans don’t get vaccination, herd immunity is not reached
The US may not see the development of a coronavirus vaccine until next year, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn said Thursday morning as an increasing number of Americans say they would receive the injection.
“We are on track to reach a vaccine by the end of the year or early next year,” Hahn, who is also part of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, told Good Morning America. “So I’m cautiously optimistic.”
Hahn did not specify whether he was referring to when the vaccine would be developed and approved by the Food and Drug Administration, which should ensure the safety of all vaccines, or whether he was talking about a timeline for when it is likely to go through all the red tape and be available for the American people.
Last month, seven in ten Americans said in one Washington Post / ABC News poll that they would get a coronavirus vaccine if it became available and was affordable and accessible to everyone.
At least 27 percent of respondents to that poll said they were likely or certainly not going to be vaccinated.
FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn said on Thursday morning that a vaccine may not be ready until next year
“We are on track to reach a vaccine by the end of the year or early next year,” Hahn, who is also part of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, told Good Morning America. “So I’m cautiously optimistic”
Hahn says the FDA has four vaccines in clinical trials, as a poll last month found that just over seven in 10 Americans would receive the injection if a vaccination hit the market
The leading immunologist at the National Institute of Health, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said that even if only 25 percent of people are not vaccinated, the US fails to achieve “herd immunity.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading immunologist at the National Institute of Health and a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, said that even if only 25 percent of Americans did not receive the vaccine, they would not be able to reach the herd. . ‘
“That’s one of the reasons we need to make sure we engage the community as we do now, to make sure people from the community help us, that people understand we’re doing everything we can to show that it’s safe and that it is effective and that it is for the benefit of them as individuals and in society to take the vaccine, ‘Fauci said in an interview Monday.
He also claimed he would “settle” for a vaccine that was 70-75 percent effective, claiming that if everyone got that hypothetical shot, it would take you to the level that the herd’s immunity would be. ‘
Previous polls in May suggested that only 50-55 percent of Americans would be okay with getting a vaccination for COVID-19.
Hahn said the FDA has approved four different vaccines to start a clinical trial and expects two of these vaccines to enter the late stages of larger clinical trials later this month.
After a small decline, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the US began to skyrocket and the state began lifting lockdown orders and reopening normal operations
He also said there are “robust therapies for coronavirus,” as the FDA oversees 141 different clinical studies involving the virus.
President Donald Trump has set a goal that millions of doses of a coronavirus vaccine will be available by the end of the year, although many scientists say the timetable is unrealistic.
Trump eventually admitted in an interview broadcast on Wednesday that he would wear a mask if he were in a crowded room, claiming he likes the way he looks in the facials.
During his interview, Hahn insisted that people wear masks if they cannot distance themselves socially.