If Dr. Fauci is optimistic than so are we. The good Doc says that the Moderna vaccine, which is now in the critical Stage 3 phase, is the fastest the medical community has ever gotten in developing a vaccine.
Pharmaceutical company Moderna and the National Institutes of Health have enrolled approx 30,000 adult volunteers to test the safety of the vaccine. Reportedly, they had no problem enlisting volunteers though as with all new drugs, the side-effects are not clearly known.
Moderna is just one of several companies that received support from Operation Warp Speed, the federal government’s Covid-19 vaccine program. In an interview, Dr. Anthony Fauci said we’ll know if the vaccine works by November. And according to the pharmaceutical company, if all goes according to plan, Moderna is on track to deliver about 500 million doses per year.
And this is just one of 25 potential vaccines in clinical trials around the world.
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