“Yes, I’m hoping for a vaccine,” Birx said, according to CNN. “But I’m also very convinced right now that we can stop the spread of the community by wearing masks, walking away socially and avoiding crowds.”
“Right now we are gaining freedom by wearing our masks and moving away socially. With a vaccine, it’s a very different potential interaction for all of us, ”she added.
Many US companies and others around the world are developing a vaccine against COVID-19; According to results published in a medical journal, one of the efforts of drugmaker Moderna successfully elicited an immune response in all volunteers participating in an early trial.
Other officials, including Dr. Anthony FauciAnthony Fauci: Trump’s pressure on health agencies risks undermining public trust CDC’s testing guidelines change sparks backlash American Medical Association criticizes Trump’s new testing guidelines MORE, a member of the White House coronavirus response team, called the prospect of a vaccine available before the end of 2020 unlikely.
If production started in the summer, he told The Hill earlier this year, “you could have 100 million doses by the end of the year and maybe a few hundred million doses. early next year ”.
“I mean it’s ambitious,” he said at the time. “Businesses think they can do it with the right financial backing. ”
President TrumpDonald John Trump Trump to visit Kenosha on Tuesday amid unrest Warner calls intelligence chief’s decision to cut congressional election security briefings “scandalous” Katyusha rocket lands in Baghdad in the “green zone”: report LEARN MORE told radio host Geraldo Rivera in early August that he believed a vaccine might be ready to be distributed just around election day.
“I think in some cases, yes, possible before, but around then,” he said, when asked if a vaccine would be ready by November 3.
“We have big companies,” Trump added. “The rest of the world also makes vaccines, so let’s see how they do it. “