A leading US epidemiologist stressed the importance of successful clinical trials that will confirm the safety of the vaccine.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and infectious diseases, reiterated the possibility of creating a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of this year, emphasizing the importance of successful clinical trials that will confirm the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine.
“I believe that by the end of this calendar year, we will be able to feel comfortable having a safe and effective vaccine,” Fauci said in an interview with the Today Show, which aired on NBC on Wednesday.
Fauci stressed that he would only be calm “if the safety and effectiveness” of the vaccine are demonstrated in clinical trials.
Dr. Fauci also reminded Americans about the upcoming long weekend associated with the celebration of Labor Day, which will be celebrated in the United States on September 7. He said that in the previous long weekend, after Independence Day on July 4 and Memorial Day at the end of May, there was an increase in the incidence of coronavirus.
“Put on a mask, keep your distance, and avoid crowds. You can avoid such spikes [in morbidity],” Fauci said. – You don’t want to be the one spreading the epidemic.” You should be part of the solution, not part of the problem.”