Covid-19 Vaccine Won’t Be Available Until January, Fauci Says

Oct. 28, 2020, 8:48 PM

A vaccine to help control the coronavirus outbreak isn’t likely to be available in the U.S. until January, if then, according to Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease doctor.

President Donald Trump, pharmaceutical industry leaders and some public-health officials had said previously that an immunization to prevent Covid-19 could be available before the Nov. 3 election. That date has been consistently pushed back, however, as clinical studies -- which are running at unprecedented speed -- started to hit a few hurdles.

The trials are designed to run until a predetermined number of people who are enrolled get sick. ...

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