You may have heard that a COVID-19 vaccine could be available by November –and it’s true. Reports began circulating yesterday that the CDC is now telling officials to ‘get ready’ – and it’s been confirmed by Dr.AnthonyFauci. He says a coronavirus vaccine could be available sooner than expected if clinical trials underway “produce overwhelmingly positive results.”
Fauci says an independent board has authority to end trials weeks early if interim results are overwhelmingly positive or negative – and that could mean a vaccine by November. Still, Fauci says the end of the year is more likely.
At the moment, two ongoing clinical trials involving 30-thousand volunteers are expected to wrap up by the end of this year. But Fauci says if a vaccine was deemed safe and effective, researchers would have "a moral obligation" to end the trial early and make the vaccine available to everyone in the study.