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Covid vaccine ready by 2021 - Fauci - The Manila Times

News Summed Up 2020-08-01 05:30:00

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Friday (Saturday in Manila) he remains confident that a coronavirus vaccine will be ready by early next year, telling lawmakers that a quarter-million Americans already have volunteered to take part in clinical trials. Looking ahead, Fauci said he’s “cautiously optimistic that we will have a vaccine by the end of this year and as we go into 2021. “But ultimately, within a reasonable period of time, the plans now allow for any American who needs a vaccine to get it within the year 2021,” Fauci said. Delayed test results only allow more people to get infected. The latest government data shows about 75 percent of test results are coming back within five days, but the remainders are taking longer, Giroir told lawmakers.