Nearly 140,000 people are willing to volunteer for a coronavirus vaccine trial in the United States, USA Today reported, citing the country’s chief infectious disease specialist, Anthony Fauci.
According to its data, 138,600 people signed up for the tests, which is almost equal to the number of patients who died with coronavirus in the United States.
“So we are optimistic and believe we can get enough participants quickly enough,” Fauci said.
It took the National Institutes of health just a week to get that many volunteers together.
For the third phase of clinical trials of vaccines from Moderna, Pfizer BioNTech, AstraZeneca, and Inovio, 120 thousand people were required, and new vaccine developments are on the way.