Army researcher: Coronavirus vaccine may be available by end of year
A senior Army researcher said Tuesday that a coronavirus vaccine could possibly be available to some parts of the United States within the year.
Col. Wendy Sammons-Jackson, director of the Military Infectious Disease Research Program, told reporters at a Pentagon briefing that it was “reasonable to expect that there will be some form of a vaccine.”
Earlier this month, President Trump announced a public-private partnership to develop a COVID-19 vaccine by year-end in what is being called “Operation Warp Speed.” Biotech company Moderna reached a significant milestone last month when it announced that its potential COVID-19 vaccine produced antibodies in all 45 participants in a trial.
Dr. Kayvon Modjarrad, another researcher, said scientists were learning about the virus at a faster pace than other infectious diseases in the past.
“So, going to a vaccine in a matter of months, from …continued .
[Source: Fox News]