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Fauci: Vaccine verdict due early December

  • Published at 11:33 pm October 25th, 2020
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File photo: Dr Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health arrives for the daily coronavirus task force briefing with President Donald Trump at the White House, in Washington on April 22, 2020 Reuters

Widespread vaccination in the US unlikely until later in 2021

US infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci said on Sunday it would be clear whether a Covid-19 vaccine was safe and effective by early December, but that more widespread vaccination would not be likely until later in 2021.

“We will know whether a vaccine is safe and effective by the end of November, the beginning of December,” Fauci told the BBC.

“When you talk about vaccinating a substantial proportion of the population, so that you can have a significant impact on the dynamics of the outbreak, that very likely will not be until the second or third quarter of the year,” he added.

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