COVID-19 vaccine is a matter of “when not if,” but must be produced safely: Fauci


The UNITED states government’s top infectious disease expert told a House committee on Tuesday he believes “it will be when and not if” there will be a COVID-19 vaccine, and he remains “cautiously optimistic” that some will be ready at the end of the year.Dr. Anthony Fauci has returned to Capitol Hill in a heavy time of the nation the response to the pandemic, with cases of coronavirus increase in about half of the states and of the political polarization in competition for attention with public health recommendations.

Fauci, who is the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has been joined at the session by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, director Dr. Robert Redfield, the Food and Drug Administration chief, Dr. Stephen Hahn, and the head of the U.S. Public Health Service, Administrative, and Brett Giroir.

There is still no vaccine for COVID-19, and there are no treatments specifically developed for the disease, although the antiviral drug remdesivir has been shown to help some patients, as well as a steroid called dexamethasone, and the plasma of patients who have recovered.

While Fauci has expressed its confidence in the development of the vaccine, both he and Hahn said the UNITED states needed to be careful to establish the safety and effectiveness of the full potential of coronavirus vaccine before rushing into the production and distribution.

Fauci said that it would be ” very disappointed if we jumped to a conclusion before we know a vaccine was really safe and effective. ”

Since Fauci’s last appearance at a high-profile audience of more than a month, the UNITED states, emerged from several weeks of stay-at-home orders and the judgment of the company. But this is done unevenly, with some states much less conservative than the other. A trio of states with governors-Republicans who are optimistic on the reopening — Arizona, Florida and Texas are among those that will see a worrying increase in the number of cases.

“The next two weeks are going to be critical in our ability to respond to these surgings that we see in Florida, Texas, Arizona and other states,” said Fauci.

Fauci and Redfield said that in the extent where schools reopen in the fall, different jurisdictions require different solutions depending on the ” virus dynamics “, and that options such as staggered presence could be necessary.

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“Masks should be worn at all times. You have to allow the professors and students of the underlying conditions to teach or learn from home, ” he said.

But Oregon, Kurt Schrader, a Democrat, has questioned the way in which local jurisdictions already facing a cash crisis that budgets have been decimated by the sars coronavirus will be able to cope with what he considered the ‘pie in the sky” public health recommendations.

Trump has not ordered the reduction of tests, one of his officers say

Trump said during his weekend rally in the city of Tulsa that he had asked administration officials to slow down the tests, because a too large number of positive cases are to turn. Many lovers of the rally were not wearing masks, and for some, it was an act of defiance against what they regard as government intrusion. White House officials later tried to walk back to Trump comment on the test, suggesting that it was not intended to be taken literally.

A health worker interacts with motorists at a drive-thru COVID-19 test facility on June 17, in Dallas. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Monring News/The Associated Press)

The chairman of the House energy and committee chairman Frank Pallone of New Jersey, said at the Tuesday hearing that the Trump card of the comment of the trial at the event ” was extremely reckless action, and, unfortunately, it continues the chairman of the tendency to ignore the advice of its own public health experts. ”

Trump, at the start of the White House for a visit from Arizona on Tuesday, played down those comments, saying under his administration, the UNITED states is doing more tests than any other country. Trump trip includes a rally at a mega-church.

All have said that the White House has not ordered a reduction of test, in spite of Trump’s comments.

Fauci continues to recognize generalized tests as critical for the capture of clusters of COVID-19 cases before they become outbreaks in a given community.

Approximately 2.3 million Americans have been sickened with the pandemic, and about 120 000 deaths, according to data from the Johns Hopkins University.

The UNITED states continues to accelerate the testing, with some 27.5 million Americans, or more than 8% of the population tested to date. But most communities still do not have enough health workers trained to do the contact tracing, the work of identifying people who have had interactions with an infected person. That could make it more difficult to tamp down emerging outbreaks.

Giroir was tapped by the White House to oversee the expansion of coronavirus tests. But it has acquired a certain notoriety after a complaint of denunciation marked him for trying to push a drug against malaria touted by Trump to treat COVID-19 without conclusive scientific evidence. The FDA has since withdrawn its emergency use authorization for the hydroxychloroquine.

Giroir said the administration has worked with state governments and private sector partners to ramp up the domestic production of personal protective equipment for the potential of another series of the virus in the autumn.

Only COVID-flu test developed

Democrat Anna Eshoo of California said she was dismayed that the administration has essentially completed its formal coronavirus information sessions — the last one took place end of April and she urged Redfield to push back against the White House and hold press conferences.

“Americans are divided on the question of the virus to imagine,” said Eshoo, who was at a distance. “I know that the agencies are speaking to each other [but] I consider that a whisper. “

Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gives his statement to the House of the session of the committee in Washington on Tuesday. The democrats have lamented what they characterized as the setting aside of the CDC’s usual important role in the health crises. (Kevin Dietsch/Associated Press)

In 2009, when a new type of flu virus known at the time as the swine flu spread around the world, the CDC has held almost daily briefings. Its experts have published information on a regular basis to describe the progress of the scientific understanding of the virus and the race for a vaccine.

The federal government’s response to the sars coronavirus pandemic, first followed a similar trend, but the agency’s guidance on the virus has been neglected or de-emphasized in recent months, critics say.

Redfield said in remarks prepared as the CDC has developed a test that can check for coronavirus and influenza strains.

“The CDC has developed a new laboratory test that checks the three viruses at the same time, two types of influenza virus [A and B] and SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the COVID-19, ” he said.

As with many countries, long-term facilities have been severely affected by the COVID-19. Nursing home residents make up 0.6% of the U.S. population, but accounted for 35% of coronavirus death, Redifeld said.


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