- Scott Gottlieb, former FDA chief, does not expect coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine until 2021
- Vulnerable groups could access this health benefit earlier, warns
- So far there is no vaccine on the market against the virus
Scott Gottlieb, former chief of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), does not expect coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine until 2021, but says the vulnerable groups they could have access before that time, according to a publication made on the portal of The Hill.
This somewhat contradicts what US President Donald Trump said a few days ago that the vaccine would be ready in October.
Since Covid-19 appeared scientists from around the world have been working hard to get the vaccine for this virus that has killed hundreds of thousands of people.
However, pharmaceutical companies are in the last stages and this gives an idea that the first vaccine for the humanity.
Russia was one of the first countries to announce that its vaccine was ready, however, as always the voices of disbelief came out to doubt that it is effective.
The truth is that while that happens, the crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic continues throughout the world and the deaths do not stop.
The former FDA official commented that this could be ready but first for vulnerable groups as a specific emergency use.
Among those groups at higher risk of contagion by coronavirus are health workers and elderly people with comorbidities. All this could be a kind of ‘blow’ to the hopes of millions of people who still remain at home as a preventive measure to avoid contagion.
On the next page we will explain more about the statements of Scott Gottlieb, former chief of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA, for its acronym in English), on the vacuum against the coronavirus.
The statements of the former FDA official come after the same United Nations Organization expressed the same about the coronavirus vaccine.
This is because the pharmaceutical companies are looking for a way to ensure that the vaccine is effective, this in the third phase of the tests.
Official Scott Gottlieb, former chief of the Food and Drug Administration, told CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box’ the following about the coronavirus vaccine.
He said: “In terms of having a vaccine available for wide distribution where you can actually go to your doctor’s office or go to a distribution site and get the vaccine… that’s clearly, I think it’s a 20212 event.
He added: “I think you might see it in the first quarter of 2021, you know, maybe it looks more like the first half of 2021, but I think we might see a widely available vaccine towards the end of the first quarter. 2021 “.
Nationals are looking at all costs for the cure against Covid-19, and on the next page we will leave you with the most important information about the actions of pharmaceutical companies to find the coronavirus vaccine and some reactions in the world.
Faced with the coronavirus vaccine situation, Margaret Harris, a WHO spokesperson, said the following: “This phase three should take longer because we need to see how truly protective the vaccine is and we also need to see how safe it is.”
For its part, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, for its acronym in English) announced to the governors that they expect a large-scale distribution of the vaccines by next December.
Just a few days ago the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, announced that his country has registered a vaccine against the coronavirus, and said that his daughter has already been inoculated with the drug.
As reported by the AP news agency, in remarks at a government meeting, Putin indicated that the vaccine had proven its effectiveness during tests and offered long-lasting immunity against the virus.
The president stressed that the vaccine had passed the necessary tests, and mentioned that one of his two daughters had received an injection and was feeling fine, AP detailed.
“I would like to repeat that it has passed all the necessary tests. The most important thing is to ensure the total safety of using the vaccine and its efficacy ”, he emphasized.
A few days ago, President Donald Trump said this Thursday that there may be a vaccine for the coronavirus by the date of the next general elections in the country, on November 3, in which he is presented for re-election.
“Before the end of the year, it could be much earlier,” Trump said in a radio interview with conservative journalist Geraldo Rivera on Ohio’s WTAM 1100, responding to a question about when there will be a vaccine for COVID-19.
Given this answer, Rivera asked: “Before November 3?”, To which the president replied: “I think that in some cases, yes, possibly before, but just around that date.”
“We have great, fantastic companies, these are the best companies in the world,” said Trump, and recalled that there are other countries looking for a vaccine.
Let’s see how they do it. I’m with them, whoever gets one ”, he assured during the interview they did with him.
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