Diplomacyindia.com


Covid-19 vaccine,Anthony FauciCovid-19 vaccine will be ‘reality’ by year-end: Fauci

Covid-19 vaccine,Anthony FauciCovid-19 vaccine will be ‘reality’ by year-end: Fauci
July 31
19:22 2020

New York, July 31 (IANS) A safe and effective Covid-19 vaccine will be a “reality” by the end of the year, Anthony Fauci, America’s leading authority on the pandemic, said on Friday.

“I don’t think it is dreaming, I believe it is a reality and will be shown to be a reality,” Fauci told a House of Representatives committee about the expected timeline for the vaccine.

The administration of President Donald Trump has launched a programme, Operation Warpspeed, to rapidly produce a vaccine for Covid-19, which, he said, would have a vaccine ready by late Fall (autumn) or early winter.

“From everything we’ve seen now, in the animal data, as well as the early human data we see, we are cautiously optimistic that we will have a vaccine by the end of this year and as we go into 2020-21,” Fauci said, responding to Democratic Representative Caroline Maloney’s scepticism.

She cited the failure to develop a vaccine for HIV and the five-year delay for an Ebola vaccine to question the speed of developing one for Covid-19.

Fauci explained that there was a significant difference between HIV and coronavirus and how the body responds to them.

“I don’t think you can compare them because the body does not make a very good immune response against HIV, so it makes vaccine development very difficult. Whereas, the body does make a robust immune response against coronavirus which tells us that, I believe, that we can get to that goal,” he said.

Maloney asked if the US would manufacture Chinese and Russian vaccines, which she said, were being tested in Indonesia and Brazil.

Fauci was sceptical about them. “I do hope that the Chinese and the Russians are actually testing the vaccine before they are administering the vaccine to anyone, because claims of having a vaccine ready to distribute before you do testing, I think, is problematic at best,” he said.

“We are going very quickly… I do not believe that there will be vaccines so far ahead of us that we will have to depend on other countries to get us vaccines,” he said.

China and Russia have been accused by the US of hacking into US research organisations to steal vaccine information.

The US began a massive Phase 3 trial involving 30,000 volunteers this week of a vaccine developed by Moderna.

That vaccine and others are already being manufactured with US government aid.

Fauci said that the risk the US was taking with the vaccines was financial one by underwriting them and not a safety risk.

Related Articles

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

There are no comments at the moment, do you want to add one?

Write a comment

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published.
Required fields are marked *

Social Icons

ENVOY SPEAKS : EXCLUSIVE VIDEO CHAT WITH H.E. YERLAN ALIMBAYEV, AMBASSADOR OF KAZAKHSTAN TO INDIA

Diplomacyindia.com Video Interview with Shri Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay Secretary (CPV & OIA), Ministry of External Affairs speaking on an eventful journey of Indian Passport through its serveral phases, fast expanding network of passport seva kendras, evergrowing numbers, citizen centric service & new Initiatives

Diplomacyindia.com Video Interview with Shri Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay Secretary (CPV & OIA), Ministry of External Affairs speaking on safety & security features of the passport documents in an era of digitalisation his cherished moments & milestones as “Passport Man” of India tranforming the entire passport landscape.

Diplomacyindia.com Video Interview : Mrs. Reva Ganguly Das (IFS) Director General, Indian Council of Cultural Relations Speaking on Yoga Day Celebrations

Exclusive Interview to Diplomacyindia.com with Shri Upendra Tripathi, IAS Interim DG, International Solar Alliance (ISA) speaking on the journey of ISA so far, guiding principles, vision & priority areas & programmes for ISA.

Exclusive Interview to Diplomacyindia.com with Shri Upendra Tripathi, IAS Interim DG, International Solar Alliance (ISA) speaking on expanding rank of international solar alliance & opening the membership to the countries beyond tropics.

Diplomacyindia.com Exclusive Interview with Ambassador of Slovenia to India, H.E. Mr. Jozef Drofenik speaking on Bilateral Relations and Trade between India and Slovenia

Diplomacyindia.com Exclusive Interview with Ambassador of Slovenia to India, H. E. Mr. Jozef Drofenik speaking on Tourism in Slovenia

Pictures of Formal Launch of Website Diplomacyindia.com

Knowledge Partner

Exclusive Interview with Prime Minister of Guyana, H.E. Mr. Moses Veerasammy Nagamootoo during his recent visit to India.Highlights of the interview were Indian Cultural Connect, Vibrant Bilateral Ties and Cultural Connect and India’s Economic Prowess.

Video Message from Shri Prakash Javadekar, MoS (IC) for Forest, Environment & Climate Change on eve of Formal Launch of Website Diplomacyindia.com

Message from Gen. V K Singh, (Retd.) Hon’ble MoS, External Affairs to Diplomacyindia.com

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com