Fauci says U.S. could have “couple of hundred million” vaccine doses by new year
Washington — Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the nation’s leading infectious disease experts, believes that by early 2021, the U.S. will have “a couple of hundred million doses” of a vaccine for the coronavirus.
In an interview with the Journal of the American Medical Association on Tuesday, Fauci said there are four or five trials underway for vaccine candidates, and he expects the U.S. to have millions of doses of a vaccine by the end of the year.
“By the beginning of 2021, we hope to have a couple of hundred million doses,” he said.
The Trump administration launched Operation Warp Speed several weeks ago with the goal of speeding up the development and distribution of a coronavirus vaccine. While public health experts, including Fauci, have said it takes 12 to 18 months to develop a vaccine, President …continued .
[Source: CBS News]