Transparency in coronavirus vaccine development will be key to gaining public trust, expert says
President Trump has suggested a coronavirus vaccine could be ready for approval in a “matter of weeks,” but there is plenty of skepticism among the general public about whether it will be safe and effective. An Associated Press poll conducted in May found that 20 percent of respondents would not get the vaccine, while a small poll conducted by WebMD in July found that 30 percent of the 1,000 participants said they were unsure if they would get it.
The expedited timeline and political climate surrounding COVID-19 has caused some to wonder whether corners have been cut in the race to get approved first, but recent events surrounding a vaccine candidate put forth by AstraZeneca should be taken as a sign that the U.S. is continuing to put patient safety at the forefront, Dr. John Whyte, chief medical officer …continued .
[Source: Fox News]